"They take awhile to make, but these rolls are a family favorite through 4 generations. Gramma Georgie made these for every family get-together for at least 50 years. They're perfect for sandwiches, dinner rolls, or toasted for breakfast. These can rise overnight in the fridge." — MOLLYSMAMA
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1 3/4 cups
1 1/2 cups
3 (.25 ounce) packages
active dry yeast
eggs, slightly beaten
Well, as the 1st reviewer I thought I should follow the recipe exactly, so I did. Except for using White WW Flour instead of all-purpose (we are a non white flour house!). :) These were excellent - good flavor from the cardamom, just sweet enough and very tender. However, I do have a problem with the making of the bread. I am going to try this again using more traditional techniques (proofing the yeast, kneading before the 1st rise). Reason - it didn't rise AT ALL during the 1st rise.... I mean at all. Now, this could be partly because my water mixture was barely at 100 degrees (it cooled really fast!), I like to have mine at 110. So! I will try this again and see how it goes. Def worth trying!!
Since you're adding the yeast with the flour, the temp. needs to be higher - like 120 deg. Don't worry, it won't kill the yeast. If temp is too low the rise time will be much longer. However, Gramma used to put the mix in the fridge overnight & the dough was always just about to overflow the bowl in the morning. Also, if you're using whole wheat flour, you get a better rise if you substitute about 1 cup of high-gluten flour (bread flour).
Like the last reviewer, my rolls did not rise during the first rising either. Next time I make these, I will try them in my breadmaker. But they tasted delicious (cardamom is one of my absolute favorite spices) and I will definitely make them again in the future.
So this was my first attempt at making home made rolls and I ended up not using as much water as the recipe called for by accident. The rolls still turned out fantastic, light and fluffy and delicious!
I did not like this recipe. The dough did not raise and the buns browned on the bottom but not the top and some were doughy in the middle. Not like bread because they did not rise. more like a bagel. To be fair I even started over with a new batch in case I had done something wrong. Second batch, same as the first.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Grandma Georgie's Cardamom Rolls
Serving Size: 1/28 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 28
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 67
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