Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tasty Tuesday-Raised by Magic Quick Rolls

Everyone loves the smell and taste of fresh bread baking.  Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could magically make the dough rise instantly, just like Erin and Bain's mother, Julia, does in Wings of Light by Laura Bingham?  This recipe is one of my favorites.  It is simple to make, only requiring a ten minute rise before forming into whatever bread you desire: rolls, loaves, breadbowls, breadsticks, pretzels, bagels etc.  Wait another 30 minutes and then cook them from a cold oven.  It's almost magic.

Raised by Magic Quick Rolls

2 1/2 cups warm water
3 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons yeast
1 Tablespoon salt
5 Tablespoons shortening
6 cups flour

Mix water and sugar.  Sprinkle with yeast and wait for it to rise.  Add salt and shortening and three cups of the flour. Mix well.  Add three more cups of flour.  Mix again.  Let rest for ten minutes.  Knead.  Roll out and use a clean glass to cut out circles. Using the blunt side of a butter knife, depress a line across the circle of the roll and fold in half, stacking the rolls in a 9x13 inch pan.  Let rise for 30 minutes.  Put in a cold oven and set the temperature at 400'.  Take out after 25-30 minutes.  


  1. This sounds fabulous! I'm going to make some magic bread this week.

  2. I think they sound amazing. Today might be my day to make them.


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