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Rye Rolls are Done

In the end, I made the classic recipe (caraway seed).

My mother pulled the original out of a newspaper back before time began. This is a scan of my first very own copy of the recipe:

Rye Rolls the way Dada used to make them...

The pen marks are my notes.

Here is the recipe as my SIL makes them (she makes them a lot more frequently than I and is a much better cook...):

Dada's Rye Rolls
2 yeast cakes 2 eggs
2 Cups warm water 1 cup oil (I use less, & add more water)
2 tsp salt 1 C rye flour (I use 2 or more)
3/4 Cup cugar 6 1/2 C white flour (I use 5 1/2)
caraway seeds
Mix yeast with 2 TBS sugar and 1/4 cup water. Put sugar, salt, & oil in bowl. Add water, eggs, yeast, caraway seeds. Gradually add flour. Knead. Rise (can put it in the fridge) till double. Knead. Shape. let rise. Bake 20 minutes at 400F.
I don't have the quantity of caraway seeds, since I don't use them. I like the rolls with more rye than the recipe calls for, and I like them with less oil. It seems to be a very forgiving recipe.

O-7's Version with Notes:

2 T active dry yeast (3)
1/4 c luke warm water
1 c hot water
3/4 c cold water
2 t salt
3/4 c sugar, divided
2 eggs
1 c butter
1 c rye flour (1)
1 T caraway seed (6)
6 1/2 C white flour (2)

Mix yeast with 2 T sugar and lukewarm water and set aside.

Place remaining sugar, salt and fat in bowl. Add hot water and stir until fat is melted.

Add cold water.

Add yeast mixture and eggs.

Add caraway seeds.

Add rye flour.

Gradually add white flour mixing to a smooth soft dough.

Knead until smooth and satiny. (like a baby's bum)

Place in greased bowl and turn dough over.

Cover and let rise until double in bulk.

Knead. Shape into 64 rolls (4)

Cover and let rise until double in bulk.

Bake at 400 for 10 (5) minutes.

Let cool on rack.


1 -- Rye flour seems to be getting less rye-y. I have started using 2 cups and descreasing the white correspondingly.

2 -- As usual when making bread, watch the dough texture instead of expecting the measurement to be exactly 6.5 (or 5.5) cups.

3 -- 2 T is probably two much yeast. I have decreased the yeast to 1 T and let rise overnight. Worked fine.

4 -- I always make 64 rolls because it is easy to get a consistent size.

5 -- My oven runs hot and I make smaller roll1. Actually used 11 minutes today because first pan looked a little pale.

6 -- Cumin also works!

Took MD to the Doc's to get her splint removed. She has a ghastly wound. I told her I think it is longer than the cut they pulled her out through. I got to see the plate on x-ray, as well. It's very aerodynamic looking except for the screws that project out the other side of the bone.

Tune: "Jingle Bells" by Reverend Horton Heat

Your hot-buttered rum recipe makes me JEALOUS. Can you make the stuff in April?

Looks like you have the roles down to a science. The algebra sure paid off. 2TB + (3/4-2TB). Hmmmm. Hope MD's wound doesn't hurt much.

Happy Thanksgiving. :)

Happy thanksgiving to you!

I expect you can make hot buttered rum anytime one so desires. I admit that it isn't one of my tipples. I have pilgham do me up an Irish or bourbon coffee instead.

No, Happy Thanksgiving to you! Are you now asleep in turkey-coma? *envisions you sexily comatose*

No, I'm asleep in a sugar/alcohol coma.

One of the benefits of a demon hand is I can type, sort of, even in a coma.

I went into one three days straight, but I seem to wake up about this time feeling hungry again. And so the process begins anew!

But what are those sinister stains?

Anything that is clean and intact without sign of infection is a lovely wound. Stop insulting your daughter's wrist, you will hurt its feelings.

But what are those sinister stains?

Signs of authenticity? Corrobrative detail?

I'm sure it is lovely, but scary to us civilians, as well. I'm sure it will be the talk of today's festivities.

Hapy Thanksgiving and good luck with your transporting!

Well, the kid just buggerd the stuffing. Off to plan B.

i love that old typewriter type face! i think i have a few of those in my recipe box too....

so sorry to hear about MD, but it sounds as though it's getting better at least! is she hanging in? is aerodynamicism imporant in a bone plate?

SHe was freakin' thrilled. SHe doesn't even have to sleep in her new splint so was expecting the best night's sleep she's had in two weeks, barring the anesthesia.

The plate is titanium and I imagine the holes are for lightness, similar to an airplane, because you don't want one wrist to weigh more than the other. From what I could see in the X-rays it looked a lot like these: http://www.acumed.net/product-detail.php?productID=28

whoa! that's fascinating. was the bone shattered?

Not really, but the bone translated even in the cast and it's a pretty crucial joint.

The doc isn't promising MD 100% recovery. He never promises that, he says. THe rest is up to her and her 4 weeks of PT.

wow. heavy for a kid.