Traditional brown and serve rolls can be made in the Nuwave oven in less cooking time than in a normal oven. These rolls are always a favorite at any home-cooked, southern style dinner. If you are looking for an alternative to the baking of an actual diner roll check out the NuWave Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits.
For homemade Nuwave brown and serve rolls you will need:
- 4 1/2 cups of white flour
- 1 tsp. of dry yeast
- 1 tbsp of salt
- 5 tbsp. of sugar
- 6 tbsp, of softened butter
- ¼ cup of water
- 1 1/2 cups of milk
In a bowl, mix the yeast with warm water. Add one tablespoon of sugar and let the mixture sit for about 5 minutes until it turns frothy to indicate that the yeast has been activated.
Heat up the milk until very hot. A microwave works well for this step. Add the sugar and the butter to the milk, and let the mixture cool until it’s slightly warm to the touch. Add the yeast mixture into the milk mixture.
Add the flour into the combined ingredients and mix thoroughly until you have a batter-like consistency. Let it sit to rise for about an hour in someplace warm. Add the salt and the rest of the flour to the risen dough and knead gently for about 5-7 minutes.
Put the dough in a greased bowl or shallow pan, cover it and return it to a warm place for about 30-40 minutes, or until it has doubled in size.
Punch the dough down and work it into about 20-24 rolls, depending on the size you want. Return them to a greased pan and let them rise for another 20 minutes or so.
Arrange the rolls on the Nuwave oven rack, and cook them on Nuwave level 7 for about 15-17 minutes. The rolls should be of a solid consistency in the center, but they should not be browned on top.
Allow them to cool and place them in freezer bags and store in the freezer until needed.
When you want to bake them, take them out and let them thaw at room temperature for about 30-45 minutes. Bake them on Nuwave level 10 for about 10-15 minutes or until the tops start to turn a golden brown color.