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Old School Cafeteria Rolls

Old School Cafeteria Rolls

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

Cafeteria rolls were my favorite part of lunch as a kid. They were always so soft and warm and buttery. Just all around goodness. I've been playing around with roll recipes for a while and this one is pretty much spot on. Pretty easy to make too. 

Here's what you'll need to make 'em: 

  • 1 package instant yeast (1/4 oz)
  • 1/2 cup of warm water
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 4 to 5 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1/4 cup of canola oil

Sprinkle yeast over 1/2 cup of warm water. Let it sit for about 10 minutes until it's dissolved and a little foamy. 

 

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

While the yeast is dissolving, add the salt, sugar and 4 cups of the flour to a bowl with a dough hook attachment. Mix well. 

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

Once the yeast has dissolved add it to the bowl, along with the canola oil and the remaining 1 cup of warm water.  

 

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

Let everything mix for a few minutes on low, if your dough is sticking to the sides of the bowl add in about a third of the flour and mix again. Keep adding flour until the dough pulls away from the sides and the sides are clean. Mine took the full 5th  cup.  

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

Oil a bowl and set aside. Once your dough is ready, it will still be a little sticky, but not to where it sticks entirely to your hands. Place the dough in the oiled bowl, cover with a towel and let it rise for about 2 hours.  

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

Once it has doubled in size, punch the dough down and let it rest for another 15 to 20 minutes.  

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

 

Grease a pan with butter and form the rolls by hand.  

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

 

Let them rise for about 20 minutes.

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

 

Bake at 375° for 25 to 30 minutes, they should be lightly browned on the tops  when ready. Brush them with melted butter when taken out of the oven.  

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

Old School Cafeteria Rolls @ TheCajunCakerella.com

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