Freeze Your Buns
Imagine having fresh, hot dinner rolls with every meal of your campout even if there are only one or two of you! These take time to make at home but you’ll think it’s worth it. If you are on a salt-free diet, omit the salt and use unsalted butter. They add taste but otherwise salt is not essential.
2 cups warm water (not too hot)
Heaping tablespoon yeast
1/3 cup honey or sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 sticks butter, softened
6 cups all-purpose flour
Dissolve yeast in the warm water and stir in, then knead in, remaining ingredients. You may not need all the flour. Cover and let rise until double in bulk. Roll out ½ inch thick and cut in 36 squares or circles. Arrange on a cookie sheet, not touching, and quickly put in the freezer. When they’re frozen solid, package in freezer bags and keep frozen.
To use, remove as many rolls as desired and place them in a greased pan. Let thaw and rise until they double in size. Bake at 425 degrees until golden brown. Makes 36 rolls.
Cook’s note: It’s important to work quickly after rolling and cutting rolls to freeze them before they rise again. For a larger family you might arrange 8 to 10 rolls in greased foil baking pans. Freeze. Thaw and bake the entire pan at once.
Janet Groene, author of Cooking Aboard Your RV, blogs weekly at http://www.CampAndRVCook.blogspot.com. Kindle readers can subscribe to the blog at http://tinyurl.com/7j354zo