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Basil Dinner Rolls

 Basil Dinner Rolls
People's taste buds are thrilled with the "surprise" inside each of these rolls—basil, Parmesan cheese and walnuts.—Mary Kay Dixson, Decatur, Alabama
32 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 2-1/2 cups warm water (120° to 130°)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 7 to 7-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Melted butter

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, salt
  • and 6 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour
  • to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface, knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Punch dough down; knead several times. Cover and let rest for 10
  • minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine basil, walnuts and
  • cheese; reserve 2 tablespoons for topping.
  • Shape dough into 32 balls. On a floured surface, roll each ball into
  • a 4-in. circle; place 16 rolls each, seam side down, on two greased
  • baking sheets with rolls touching. Cover and let rise until doubled,

2 of 2

Basil Dinner Rolls (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • about 45 minutes.
  • Brush tops with butter; sprinkle with reserved basil mixture. Bake at
  • 375° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.
  • Yield: 32 rolls.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 111 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 160 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.