Here is my gift to you; my 30 year tried and true recipe for BREAD  Your Christmas dinner will be better with homemade hot rolls, dripping with butter. You are welcome. 

2 T yeast
2 T sugar
2 T salt 
Dissolve in 2 cups of very warm water.
set aside to foam up.

add in 1 beaten egg, and then add in 4 cups of flour
Add in 2 more cups of very warm water
and 4 more cups of flour.

If the dough is too sticky, add in little bits of flour till its not sticky
If the dough is too dry, add in little bits of water till not dry

Pour some oil over top of dough and form into a big ball.
let rise till doubled in size. punch down

Makes 24 rolls, or 3 loaves of bread, or 2-3 pizza doughs. or 2-3 calzones. depending how thick or thin you want it

Cinnamon rolls….roll out dough with your hands on a floured countertop.
Butter the top of the dough till all covered. be generous.
Liberally sprinkle on sugar, cinnamon and brown sugar. you can also add in Wheat Germ, and raisans if you like.
Then roll like a jelly roll.
slice and place in a pan, let rise alittle………then bake, probally about 15 minutes…give or take if you like them soft. which is better:)
Also, for frosting make your own. (conf sugar, butter, vanilla, and alittle milk. I never measure:)

Bake any of the above at 325-350, depending on how hot your oven is.
You really have to get used to How you want your bread to be….some like it more well cooked, some like it softer. You will just have to play with it, and see what you like best.
Bread is best when browned on top.
Crust is best when browned on the bottom
It takes anywhere from 15 minutes to 20 minutes to cook……depending on how thick you make your dough………Just really watch what you do. 



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