They Look Like Ordinary Rolls - But Their True Nature Is Revealed When You Unravel The Roll
FaithTap Staff 10/24/2015
This Thanksgiving side may look like a delicious pairing to sliced turkey. . . and it is! Yet, it is also filled with a fun surprise to help share messages of gratitude during your Thanksgiving feast.
As family and friends gather for Thanksgiving, expressions of gratitude may be shared around the dinner table. This delicious recipe adds to the thankfulness. Howdoesshe.com posted delicious "melt in your mouth" gratitude rolls complete with a great idea inside!
Ingredients for gratitude rolls:
- 9-10 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups of milk
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp of sugar
- 2 cups of warm water
- 1 cup of butter
- 1 tbsp of salt
- 2 tsbp of yeast
Let's get started!
To start these delicious gratitude rolls, scald 1 1/2 cups of milk, 3/4 cups of sugar, and 1/2 cup of butter (slice the butter to melt faster) in a microwave safe bowl and place in the microwave for about 2 minutes.
Cool it down
Cool down the liquid by mixing in 1 to 2 cups of flour, 1 egg, and 1 tablespoon of salt. Let this sit for two minutes. Get the yeast ready by mixing 2 tablespoons of yeast with 2 cups of water and 1 tablespoon of sugar.
Add the yeast
Add the yeast to the warm, not hot, mixture. If the mixture is too hot, it will kill the yeast.
Mix in more flour!
Use a wooden spoon or fork to add in the remaining flour (7-8 cups). Add the flour gradually, such as two cups at a time, while stirring in between.
It's about to get dense
As you keep adding the flour, you will find that it's harder to stir. If this occurs, you may want to use your hands to mix the remaining dough. Smooth the dough and place the bowl in a warm spot covered with plastic wrap for the dough to rise.
While you wait for the dough to rise, switch gears to make some gratitude notes that can be slipped into the dough. Get your family involved with listing some things they are grateful for.
Make strips of gratitude notes
Type and print out the messages, then cut them into strips.
Grease cookie sheets
Grease two cookie sheets with butter and set them to the side.
Time to get back to the dough
Once your dough has risen to be twice its original size, it’s time to start rolling it out!
Divide the dough
Divide the large ball of dough into four balls. Try to make these balls as even as possible.
Roll it out!
Cover a counter or work space with flour to prevent the dough from sticking and roll out one ball of dough at a time with a rolling pin. Add 2 tablespoons of butter to the top of the dough. Be sure to get the edges too!
Slice the dough into quarters
Use a pizza cutter to slice the dough into quarters.
Cut each quarter into three pieces
Continue slicing by cutting each quarter into three pieces to get a total of 12 triangles. Repeat these steps for the other three balls of dough.
Now it's time for the fun part!
Add in a note of gratitude to each slice of dough. You can add the paper note directly, or wrap it in a small square of foil first and then place it inside. The butter you spread inside will prevent the notes from sticking.
Roll the dough!
Start from the wider end and roll the dough. Tuck the tail under the roll and place it on the greased cookie sheet.
You should be able to set 24 rolls on each cookie sheet. Make three rows with eight rolls per row to fit them all in. You should have a total of 48 rolls.
Let them rise a lil more
Don't stick your rolls in the oven quite yet, but preheat your oven to 350 degrees for baking and place the cookie sheets on top of the oven (if possible).
Time to bake 'til golden brown and butter!
Once the rolls have expanded to full size, place one cookie sheet in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown. When they are done, take them out of the oven and slide a stick of butter across the top of the rolls for a delicious glaze.
These look amazing!
Your gratitude rolls are complete and about to be gobbled up by your dinner guests.
Time for the surprise!
Before your guests devour the rolls, make sure they unfold the bread to see a note of gratitude inside.
Remembering to be grateful
This is a precious way to help your family and friends remember the things they are most grateful for.
Gratitude rolls are such a creative and delicious way to acknowledge all that we are thankful for. This yummy recipe is great to share with family and friends.