Posts tagged rolls
Peggy's Ranch Rolls
If you are looking for a wonderful roll recipe for the holidays, look no further. Peggy is known for many wonderful recipes, but her delicious homemade rolls are always on the top of my list. They are soft and buttery, and the perfect accompaniment to any meal.  



Ingredients: 
2 tbs dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup warm milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 tsp salt
4 cups flour

Directions: 
Dissolve yeast in water in a large bowl, let stand 5 minutes. Beat eggs well and add to yeast. Scald your milk and stir in sugar and salt. Let cool until warm. Add to yeast mixture. Add half of your flour, beat well with a fork. Gradually add the remaining flour to the dough. Keep the dough rather sticky. Lift the dough out of the bowl and grease the bowl on all sides. Knead the dough for about 2 minutes. Cover and let rise 1 hour. Punch down dough, knead for 15 seconds. Then let rise for another hour. Form into roll shapes and place in buttered pans. Let rise for another hour. Bake at 375 for 12-17 minutes or until light golden brown. Yields 1 1/2 dozen, but Peggy always doubles or triples the recipe because they get eaten so quickly!

Enjoy!
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Nelson Chicken and Dumplings
You are in for a treat today! Chicken and Dumplings is such a family favorite around here! Its a real treat and something we often make for special birthday meals. This recipe hails all the back to the 80's. So grab a turtle neck and curl your bangs, and lets get to it! 




Ingredients: 

1 Roast Chicken
1 pkg cream cheese (room temperature) 
2 pkgs pillsbury crescent roll dough
1 cup butter (room temperature) 
1 cup pepperidge farm herbed season bread crumb stuffing
1 cup crushed walnuts 

The night before prep:The stock is the part that makes a good dumpling a delicious one.  Rinse you chicken under cool running water.  Put in a large stock pot and cover with water.  Add salt, peppercorns, onion, carrots, celery, bay leaf, thyme, sage and whatever else you have. Bring to a boil and simmer until chicken is cooked.  One way I tell if it is cooked, is if I can pull the leg off the chicken.  Remove your chicken from the liquid and refrigerate both separately over night. 

The next day all the fat will have risen to the top of your liquid, skim that off. You will use this liquid to create a gravy. Drain the stock of all veggies.To make the gravy, take a couple of cups of stock and add 2 chicken bullion cubes.  Mix about 2 tbs. of cornstarch with a bit of water add to stock, stirring well, and bring to a boil.  You can make it as thick or as thin depending on the amount of cornstarch




Remove the chicken from the carcass (debone it) and shred. Mix the chicken with the 1 cube of butter and cream cheese. 




Take the crescent roll dough out and pat out each triangle to make it a little larger. Place spoonful of the chicken mixture in the middle of the dough and fold the sides over so the mixture is completely covered by the dough. 






Melt your other cube of butter in a bowl. Pat your chicken rolls flat then dip in the butter. Then dip in the breadcrumbs and walnuts and place them all on a cookie sheet. 




Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve over rice and top with the gravy you have made from your chicken drippings. 



This is seriously such a wonderful family favorite of ours. Its something you'll be certain to love as well. 

Peggy's Ranch Rolls
Sometimes your food is just so delicious, you don't care about taking a pretty photo. These rolls speak for themselves, so let your taste buds rather than your eyes do the talking. 


(Taken from the Nelson Family Cook Book)

2 tbs dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup warm milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 tsp salt
4 to 4 1/2 cups flour

Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water in a large bowl. Let stand for 5 minutes. Beat eggs well and add to yeast. Scaled milk, stir in sugar and salt and eggs. Let cool until warm. Add yeast to mixture. Add 2 1/2 cups flour, beating well with fork. Gradually add the remaining flour. Keep the dough rather sticky. Lift out dough and grease bowl on all sides. Knead dough in bowl for 2 minutes. Cover and let rise for 1 hour. Punch down dough and knead for 15 seconds. Let rise for another hour. Form into desired shapes and place in buttered pans. Let rise for at least an hour. Bake at 375 for 12-17 minutes or until light golden brown. Yields 1 1/2 dozen, feel free to double or triple the recipe! 

Bon Appetite!