Description: What's in Bilbo's knapsack? This, of course!
Submitted by: KingdomWarrior on 2002-11-18 17:57:37
Prep Time: 15 min
Ingredients1 package dry yeast
2 tsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. warm water
Â½ cup butter
1 cup milk
Â½ cup sugar
Â½ tsp. salt
4 Â½ cups flour (I use part whole-grain flour)
Sesame and/or poppy seeds
InstructionsCombine yeast, sugar, and water; let stand for 5 minutes. Melt butter in warmed milk; cool.
Beat together sugar, eggs, and salt, then stir in yeast and milk mixtures. Add flour to form dough.
Beat dough for 5 minutes.
Let rise until double in bulk; then punch down and shape into rolls (1/3 of finished size) and place in greased muffin pans or on greased baking sheet. Let rise until double.
Brush tops with mixture of 1 egg yolk and 1 Tbsp. milk or water. Sprinkle generously with sesame and/or poppy seeds.
Bake at 425Â° F. for 15 â€“ 18 minutes (watch carefully, lower temperature if necessary â€“ they burn easily!)
Remove from pans immediately.