This post is for my fabulous Sister-In-Law who just got a KitchenAid stand mixer. She knows I use my mixer to make bread all the time, so she asked for a how-to. I almost always use my KitchenAid to do the hard part of bread making. When you make all the bread your family eats for 3 years in while living in Africa, you will take what short-cuts modern technology can offer.
|See how it is all bubbly and foamy? Live yeast!|
|The dough starts of a bit shaggy.|
|5 minutes later and all done. Notice how it has pulled from the sides a bit.|
|Covered dough waiting to rise.|
|A bit over an hour later and the dough is all risen.|
|I cut it into 16 rolls instead of 12. |
Sorry it's blurry, at some point I put a buttery finger on the lens. Sigh!
In the morning pull the rolls out of the fridge, they will have risen slightly overnight, but will still need to rise for about 30 minutes or so. Since the dough is cold you can put it in the oven with the light on, that will give just enough warmth to bring the dough back to life. Or you can just stick them on top of the range while the oven preheats. Either way. Just be sure to take the rolls out of the oven BEFORE you preheat the oven. It's a bit irritating to ruin everything at this point by baking the rolls with plastic wrap still on them. Trust me. While the rolls are rising you can go ahead and enjoy your coffee since you did all the hard work last night.
|Risen and ready to bake.|
|Frosting, so much frosting.|