For those surviving without ovens.

As an expat from the States, it can be difficult having loved and lost your oven... but there's a plethora of recipes to meet your tastebuds' needs using stovetop, crockpot, and even microwaving methods! This blog will provide recipes spanning from sidedishes to desserts, funky to traditional, and a few things in between. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Steamy Dinner Rolls!

I must admit that I had high hopes for these rolls. I am a lover of bread and with no oven, I was desperate! I started with a basic dinner roll recipe and then got creative in the preparation.. but it works and is sooo worth the effort! You will need a large pot with a steaming tray insert and lid, as well as a frying pan to finish up the rolls.

1 C warm water
1/3 C sugar
2 1/4 tsp yeast
3/4 tsp salt
2 T vegetable oil
3+ C flour

1.In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Mix and let set until foamy.
2. Mix in salt and oil and slowly add flour one cup at a time.
3. Knead dough until smooth and then place in a well oiled bowl.
4. Roll dough in oil until fully coated, then cover with plastic wrap or damp towel and let rise for about 1 hour.
5. Fill large pot 1/2 full with water and bring to boil... then reduce to barely a simmer. Place steaming tray in pot.
6. Punch dough down and cut into 8 equal parts.
7. Work dough into balls and then cover with damp towel and let rise for 30 minutes.
8. Warm the frying pan to medium-low heat with a dab of oil to keep the rolls from sticking. Place rolls in top side down until barely golden brown.
9. Immediately transfer to steamer tray with golden side up and cover with lid.
10. Steam rolls for about 25-35 minutes. The only way to really check the doneness is to pull one out and tear it open! :)
11. After done steaming, place in warm pan again to add a crispy outer crust to the rolls. Enjoy!
(courtesy Lindsey Lett)

1 comment:

Bob and Becky said...

Awesome recipe, Lindsey~