3.30.2010

Nanny Rolls


My sister's in-laws make these rolls for holidays meals. I'm pretty sure "Nanny" was someone's grandma and not a child care provider. Flavored with mace and slightly sweet, their family loves them so much that they make a quadruple batch to ensure there are more than enough for everyone. Sliced in half and stuffed with leftover turkey or ham they make for an excellent sandwich.

Nanny Rolls
Makes 16 rolls. Be sure to leave enough time for 2 risings and a rest after shaping. The recipe didn't indicate how long for each rise, so I went about 90 minutes for the first and 45 minutes for the second.

1 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
8 tablespoons butter, plus 1-2 tablespoons separately melted
3 eggs, beaten
4 cups all-purpose flour, plus 2-3 tablespoons for dusting
2 packages instant yeast
2 teaspoons ground mace
1/2 teaspoon salt
2-3 tablespoons confectioners sugar

Scald milk. Add butter and sugar and stir until melted/dissolved. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

In a large bowl combine flour, yeast, mace and salt. Add beaten eggs and warm milk mixture. Stir until well combined and shape into a ball. Brush top of dough with melted butter, cover and let rise. Punch down dough and let rise again.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, mix 2-3 tablespoons of flour with equal parts confectioners sugar. Dust work surface and rolling pin with sugar-flour mixture. Divide dough in half and roll or pat out into an 18" circle. Brush top with melted butter. Cut into 8 wedges. Roll up each wedge starting at wide end, curl ends in to make a crescent shape. Place on baking sheet and cover with a towel. Let rise until doubled in size.

Bake for 13-15 minutes or until golden, switching top and bottom baking trays halfway through baking.

1 comment:

Meredith said...

Yum! They look like Pillsbury crescent rolls but way better!