Braided dinner rolls

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
Potato Refrigerator Dough
1 Egg
1 tablespoon Water
¾ teaspoon Poppy seed
¾ teaspoon Sesame seed

Divide dough into 18 equal parts. Roll each part into rope, 7 inches long, on lightly floured surface. Place groups of 3 ropes each close together on lightly greased cookie sheet. Braid ropes gently and loosely. Do not stretch. Pinch ends to fasten; tuck under securely. Let rise until double, 45 to 60 minutes.

Heat oven to 375 F Beat egg and water slightly; brush over braids. Sprinkle each of 3 braids with ¼ teaspoon poppy seed and each of remaining 3 braids with ¼ teaspoon sesame seed. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

VARIATIONS: Parker House Rolls: Prepare Potato Refrigerator Dough (page 37). Divide into halves (refrigerate 1 half for future use or use for Crescent Rolls, page 00). Divide remaining half of dough into halves. Roll 1 half into rectangle, 13x9 inches. Cut into 3- inch circles; brush with margarine or butters softened. Fold each so top half overlaps slightly.

Press edges together Place close together in greased round baking pan, 9 x1½ inches. Brush with margarine or butter, softened. Repeat with remaining dough. Let rise until double, 45 to 60 minutes. Heat oven to 400° F. Bake until light brown, 13 to 15 minutes. 20 rolls Crescent Rolls: Prepare Potato Refrigerator Dough (page 37). Divide into halves (refrigerate 1 half for future use or use for Parker House Rolls).

Divide remaining half of dough into halves. Roll 1 half into 12-inch circle. Spread with margarine or butter soft- ened. Cut circle into 16 wedges. Roll up, beginning at rounded edges. Place rolls, with points under- neath, on greased cookie sheet; curve ends slightly. Brush with margarine or butter softened. Repeat with remaining dough. Let rise until double, 45 to 60 minutes. Heat oven to 400° F. Bake until light brown, 13 to 15 minutes. 32 rolls

Hamburger Buns: Divide one-third of Potato Refrigerator Dough (page 37) into 12 equal parts. Shape each part into smooth ball on lightly floured surface with lightly greased fingers; flatten. Place about 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheet. Let rise until double, 45 to 60 minutes. Heat oven to 4000. Brush buns with margarine or butter, softened; sprinkle with sesame seed or poppy seed. Bake until golden brown, 13 to 15 minutes. 1 dozen rolls

Recipe by: Betty Crocker's Best of Baking Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #981 by "M. Hicks" <nitro_ii@...> on Jan 4, 1998

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