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So in thinking towards meals that I would really like to serve with bread, but not wanting to make a whole batch of bread for one dinner, I decided to make MoneySavingMom's Make Ahead Butterhorns . She does a great job on the site of explaining all the steps with pictures, so I'm not going to be too detailed with mine. However, I will show you the changes that I made to the recipe (you knew to expect that, right?!)
First off, I halved the recipe, so while the original recipe says this:
Make-Ahead Butterhorns (makes 32 rolls)
2 Tablespoons dry yeast, heaping
1/3 cup warm water (110-115 degrees)
9 cups flour, divided (you can use any mixture of white or whole-wheat flour you’d like)
2 cups warm milk (110-115 degrees)
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar (we substituted sucanat)
2 teaspoons salt
3-4 Tablespoons butter, melted
Mine was more like:
Make-Ahead Butterhorns (makes 20 rolls)
1 Tablespoons dry yeast, heaping
approximately 1/6 cup warm water (I just used my 1/3 cup, and put about 1/2 of it)
5 cups flour, divided (I used 3 cups white, 2 cups whole wheat)
1 cups warm almond milk (heated in the microwave for about 1 1/2 min)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Although the original recipe says that it will make 32 rolls, my halved recipe made 20. Maybe mine were somewhat smaller, I'm not sure. I also didn't brush mine with butter at the end, because I figure that is an added 300-400 calories of butter on top of the rolls, and it doesn't add all that much flavor. I may do an egg wash before baking them for color.
I mixed it all up and rolled them up, placed them on a pan and stuck them in my chest freezer for about 45 minutes. Once they were frozen, I put them in a baggie to freeze until I need them! Here is a picture of the finished product, although these were already frozen when I took the picture, so they were puffier before freezing.
I think they will be a great addition to any dinner, and I plan on having them tonight when I bake my hubby a special meal to start the weekend off right!
I'm reading this: Freezer Recipes - Make Ahead ButterhornsTweet this! Posted by Lauren on Friday, April 30, 2010