Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Old Man Clantons' Dinner Rolls

Old-fashioned goodness in a dinner roll, Newman Clanton, A.K.A. " Old Man Clanton", the father of Ike and Billy, was a Horse Rancher, but also a teacher. He started a town called Clantonville, that was a school to teach Easterners how the farm and ranch in the west. Part of his teachings was how to cook. This is my recipe, not his. I just named them after him. These are the rolls I baked for the news paper and for our class 2 weeks ago. It makes 48 rolls. Great for a dinner party, but if you are like me only half will get to the party, they are that good.

2 cups hot scalded milk,
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 pkg. acctive dry yeast
1/2 cup warm milk, (105°f to 115°f)
9 to 10 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon salt

In medium mixing bowl stir together scalded milk and butter until butter is melted. Let cool to about 110°f, In a large mixer, or mixing bowl dissolve yeast in the warm milk. Add butter mixture, 3 cups flour, sugar, eggs, and salt. Beat at medium speed, or with a stout wooden spoon until smooth. 1 to 2 minutes. By hand, stir in enough remaining flour to make a a dough easy to handle. ( not to sticky). turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic ( about 10 minutes) Place in large greased bowl, turn greased side up. Cover; let rise in a warm place until double in size. ( about 1 hour) Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched. Punch dough down; divide in half. with floured hands shape each half into 24, Little larger than golf ball size rolls. Place all 48 into a greased 14" Dutch oven, in circles around out side edge working into the middle. Cover; let rise until double in size. Place oven over 12 to 13 charcoals, 22 to 24 on the lid. (about 400°f.) Bake until tops are a little brown, and remove from bottom heat. Continue to bake until golden brown on top.  20 to 30 minutes in all. Brush tops with butter. Serve warm. Or eat a few your self right now.

See pictures a few posts back: Bread Class at Butte Creek Mill, Today's Paper, READ ALL ABOUT IT.
August D.O.G. News Paper Story.

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