Light and Fluffy Rolls

Light and Fluffy Rolls

Light and Fluffy Rolls
Light and Fluffy Rolls

Light and Fluffy Rolls
Yield: 38 rolls

3 Tablespoons (heaping) yeast
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups warm water (100-110º)
1/2 cup butter
1 cup milk
3/4 cup honey
2 eggs room temperature (
Put eggs in bowl with hot water to warm them for a couple minutes.)
2 teaspoons salt
2 Tablespoons dough enhancer (optional)
8 3/4 cups flour – white or wheat or a mixture (T
his is measured by scooping the flour into the measuring cup and leveling it off with a knife. I’ve found that the most consistent.)

Step #1: Heat water to 100-110º. Pour warm water into a mixing bowl. Add yeast and sugar. Gently mix together with a spatula and let proof for 5 minutes.

Step #2: In saucepan, melt better. Then add milk and honey until warm.

Step #3: Pour the milk+honey+butter mixture into the yeast mixture.

Step #4: Turn mixer on, and add eggs, salt, dough enhancer, and several cups of flour. Finish adding the rest of the flour and knead for 7 minutes.

Step #5: Place dough in oiled bowl, cover loosely with plastic wrap, then put in oven at 120º to rise for an hour. I heat the oven up to 180º and then leave the door open until the temperature drops.

Let rise until doubled (about an hour). Lightly flour hands and top of dough as often as needed. The dough might be slightly sticky. 

Step #6: Punch dough down. Spray muffin pans. Put two 1.5″ balls in each muffin cup. Cover. Let rise for a 1/2 hour or until doubled. Bake at 375º until golden brown (around 20 minutes). Do not over bake! Pull one roll a part to make sure it’s not doughy but just past. That makes them really soft. 

Enjoy!

“Give us this day our daily bread.”
Matthew 6:11

Coming Thursday!

Y’all have requested Mary’s dinner roll recipe, and with Resurrection Sunday right around the corner, this week is perfect. So watch for a tutorial tomorrow. Mmmmm. I can almost taste them now.

Love,
Sarah

“How sweet are thy words unto my taste!
yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!”
Psalm 119:103

My Time in Texas

I left rainy, cold Kansas for sunshine and vivid blue skies. I enjoy flying, and this was nice as I had a direct flight.

My time in Texas included lots of amazing fellowship, shopping, coffee, chocolate, and encouraging each other in the Lord Jesus. I’m grateful for friends who have hearts for Jesus and want to please Him in everything they do!

Love,
Sarah

The river walk was very pretty, and the temperature was perfect.

The Ghirardelli chocolate store was fun.

A walk in the country.

My friend and I kayaked one afternoon.

Coffee and breakfast at a Christian coffee shop.

I loved this “thankful” opportunity–how clever!

On the front row headed home. 🙂

“Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus.”
Romans 15:5

The Mulch Work Party

It’s now become a yearly tradition to have a mulch work party at GiGi’s. For some reason, mulch has to be replenished. It’s a little bit of a mystery to me how the mulch vanishes, but it does.

Whomever had time and was available was invited to help, so here are the workers.

Adorable “crew” of little kids!

Mary hard at work.

Nathan: love the colors of spring in this one!

Yes, it was chilly!

Anna

Mom: love that smile!

Andrew held the gate open for Anna, so she was thanking him.

Christopher organized everything and went and got the mulch.

End result: pizza for the workers!

“… but as for the pure, his work is right.”
Proverbs 21:8

Visiting Friends in Sunny Texas

It’s a beautiful morning here in Texas. Yes, you read that right. I flew to Texas Wednesday to visit friends!

At the moment, I’m enjoying some time on the back porch. The birds are singing, and the sun is adding a warming touch to the cool air.

I’ll post more pictures later, but we went to the Alamo yesterday. It was a sobering time to reflect on all that happened there many years ago. Truly, freedom is not free!

Love,
Sarah

“My soul, wait thou only upon God;
for my expectation is from him.”
Psalm 62:5

Content in Christ – Debt Free House – Part 2

Recently we began the story of a young man who wanted to purchase a home for his soon-to-start family. He had gained skills during high school years, had a solid job, lived at home, and saved his money. Houses were still out of his price range, but he was committed to remaining debt free so he looked at his possible options. Here is the rest of his story:

Every offer Mark made over the last several months was too low since others had more money, or an investor bought the house. We became discouraged but intensified our praying.   

About 1 week ago, we received notice of a 1700 square foot brick house that was a foreclosure, and it was only about 1 mile from where we live. The real estate agent showed it to Mark and myself (his Dad), and we were convinced it could be fixed up. The asking price was $40K below the assessed value.  We prayed and asked the Lord for wisdom. 

Mark put in a bid two days later. We found out yesterday morning that the bank accepted his bid! After he closes on it, he will have approximately $10K in the bank to start fixing up the interior. Also, since it is so close to our house, he will have minimal travel time and maximum time to spend fixing it up.

Mark waited on the Lord, experiencing many disappointments, but then was rewarded with a better house than he could possibly have dreamed of owning. The Lord is good.

“The LORD is good unto them that wait for him,
to the soul that seeketh him” (Lamentations 3:25).