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Danish Yeast Rolls

Serve these buttery-rich Danish sweet rolls to turn an ordinary occasion into a special event.

 

This recipe is featured at Thyme In Our Kitchen.

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This recipe makes 24 rolls
Ingredients
Milk1 cup
Butter, room temperature3/4 cup
Egg yolks, room temperature3
Salt1+1/2 tsp
Sugar1/4 cup
Bread Flour3 cups
Active Dry Yeast2+1/4 tsp
FILLING
Butter, melted1 TBSP
Sugar2 TBSP
Coconut1/4 cups
POWDERED SUGAR GLAZE
Powdered sugar1 cup
Vanilla1/2 tsp
Water3 to 4 tsp
Directions
Bread Machine Method

Have milk at 80°F and all other ingredients at room temperature. Place ingredients in pan in the order specified in your owner’s manual. Select dough/manual cycle. Do not use delay timer. Check dough consistency after 5 minutes of kneading. The dough should be in a soft, tacky ball. If it is dry and stiff, add water, 1/2 to 1 TBSP at a time. If it is too wet and sticky, add 1 TBSP of flour at a time. See our Bread Machine section for more helpful tips and information.  
 

Mixer Methods

Combine yeast, 1 cup flour, and other dry ingredients. Heat milk to 120°-130°F.
  

Hand-Held Mixer Method: Combine dry mixture, milk and butter in mixing bowl on low speed. Beat 2 to 3 minutes on medium speed. Add egg yolks; beat 1 minute. By hand, stir in enough remaining flour to make a firm dough. Knead on floured surface 5 to 7 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Add additional flour if necessary. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until dough tests ripe.  
  

Stand Mixer Method: Combine dry mixture, milk and butter in mixing bowl with paddle or beaters for 4 minutes on medium speed. Add egg yolks; beat 1 minute. Gradually add remaining flour and knead with dough hook(s) 5 to 7 minutes until smooth and elastic. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until dough tests ripe.
 

Food Processor Method: Put dry mixture in processing bowl with steel blade. While motor is running, add milk, butter and egg yolks. Process until mixed. Continue processing, adding remaining flour until dough forms a ball. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until dough tests ripe.
 

Shaping, rising and Baking

Divide dough into 2 parts. Refrigerate half of dough until ready to use. On lightly floured surface, roll half into a 12 x 9-inch rectangle. Brush with 1 TBSP melted butter. Sprinkle with 2 TBSP sugar and 1/4 cup coconut. Starting with longer side, roll up tightly. Pinch edge to seal. Cut into 12 slices. Place on greased cookie sheet. Repeat directions with remaining half of dough. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after touching. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets. Drizzle with Powdered Sugar Glaze; serve warm.

 

 Prepare Powdered Sugar Glaze: Combine all ingredients in small mixing bowl; beat until smooth.

 

 

You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) yeast for Active Dry Yeast. Traditional methods- replace 1:1. Expect your dough to rise faster; always let your dough rise until ‘ripe’. Bread Machines- use 1/2 tsp Instant yeast (or 3/4 tsp Active Dry yeast) per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information.

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