Sheila's Bran Rolls

It is my goal to become more adventurous in bread-making.  Making bread has always been intimidating to me, but I am ready to take on the challenge!  I decided to start with my mom's traditional roll recipe that has graced our family's table every Thanksgiving and Christmas since I can remember.  These rolls have the added bonus of being healthy but yummy!

Sheila's Bran Rolls:
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1 cup margarine (2 sticks)
3/4 cup sugar plus 1/2 teaspoon
1 cup All-Bran cereal
2 eggs
6 cups flour
2 packages yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Boil 1 cup of water, remove from heat and add the margarine.  When melted; add sugar, salt, All-Bran, and 3/4 cup lukewarm water.  Set aside and let cool.
Dissolve the yeast in 1/4 cup of water (approximately 110 degrees), add 1/2 teaspoon sugar.
Set aside for about 5 minutes until the yeast has grown.

When butter mixture has cooled add the yeast and eggs, mix well
Add flour and knead briefly in the bowl (the dough will be very sticky.)

Cover the bowl with paper towels and let rise 2 hours.

Spray 2- 9 x 13 pans with non-stick spray.
Form the dough into small balls, space them 3 across, not touching.

Cover again, let rise 1-2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bake for about 28-30 minutes, until slightly brown.


Jean said...

Will this be at Thanksgiving this year? They look good!

Molly said...

If my mom makes them ;-)