I have this great Kitchen Aid mixer my mother-in-law gave us for our wedding almost 9 years ago. Oh my have I been married 9 years? Wow. Anyway, it wobbles across the countertop when kneading nocking off anything in it's path. This can be such a pain. When I made these rolls (above) the other day, I heard this loud crash in the kitchen. In a split second I did a head count (1,2,3,4...kids were accounted for) Sure enough it was that dumb mixer, flat on the ground. Danny picked it up, plugged it in and it kept on truckin! This was it's second canonball to the linolium, once before Mountaineer (90lb big black dog) did a flying leap onto the kitchen table...disaster. I think we need to bolt it to the counter!
So, if you don't have a mixer that likes to walk around or if you'd just like a little excitement, here's the recipe.
In mixer bowl put 1 1/2 cups warm water, 2 T butter, 4 Cups High Gluten Bread Flour (this is where the high-carbness comes in) 2 T dry milk, 2 1/2 T sugar, 1 3/4 t. salt, 2 3/4t. dry yeast. With your dough hook knead for 24 minutes.
Cover and let rise for 50 minutes. It will then look something like this. Punch down and shape into rolls or 2 loaves of bread. Easy Peasy. Bake @ 350 for 20 minutes.