November 14, 2012 9:30:06 AM
The trouble with baking your own tender, delicious dinner rolls for Thanksgiving is that too often they fail to come out nearly tender and delicious as you hope. Experienced bakers can pull it off without trouble, but for most folks it's a game of chance. Well, we decided Thanksgiving isn't about taking chances. It's about reliable recipes that deliver. And if you can minimize the work needed in the process, all the better.
Our recipe requires no kneading and little effort. You pretty much dump everything in a bowl, mix, set aside, shape and bake. It really is that easy. And the results really do deliver.
NO-KNEAD FLAX ROLLS
Start to finish: 2 1/2 hours (30 minutes active)
2/3 cup warm water
2 tablespoons molasses
1/2 cup ground flax seeds, plus extra for sprinkling
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
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