Slovak Dinner Rolls (Rozky)

I had a Slovak friend coming over yesterday so I made him some Slovak food. These are such good dinner rolls and are also good eaten for breakfast with jam or honey.
Recipe: 2 cups flour , 1 cup milk , 4 tbsp oil , 1 tbsp sugar and 1/2 tbsp of salt, half a packet of yeast.  I doubled this and added 3 T. of yeast.  A single recipe makes 8 rolls.  Mix the ingredients until you have a smooth ball of dough. Place it in a greased bowl, cover it and let it rise until double in bulk.

 Remember, this is a doubled recipe so it will look larger than if you make a single recipe. Remove the dough to your counter.

 Split it in 2 pieces.

 Roll each ball into a large circle about 1/8 inch thick.  Brush it with melted butter.

 Cut it into 4 pieces.
 Then 8.

 It's much easier to brush it with butter in the step where I mentioned it above.  I forgot and had to brush this circle after I cut it.

 Pull and spread the long end a bit.

Fold the corners on the long end in.
 Roll it up to the tip.
 Brush with more butter, place them on a parchment covered cookie sheet seam side down, cover them and let them rise until doubled.  Bake them at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

 Brush them with butter once again as soon as you take them out of the oven.

Let them cool on racks. These freeze very well.

I made him a big pot of halushki to eat with the rolls.


CalamityJr said…
This looks and sounds delicious. My great-grandmother (who was quite the seamstress and baker) always brushed her rolls with butter right out of the oven and also lightly salted them. I find that makes even brown 'n serve rolls taste a bit closer to homemade. I've never heard of anyone else salting rolls; have you ever done it?
jaz@octoberfarm said…
i salt lots of my rolls. i have a special flaked sea salt i use!
Susan said…
Now, THAT is comfort food!
kymber said…
your halushki is to die for. the rolls, too!
I'm sure your friend appreciated the big feed of Slovak comfort food!
Food of home for your friend was a sweet gesture. I could eat those Slovak Dinner Rolls day and night too.
He is another friend of yours that knows how caring you are!! :) Sending love!!
Guillaume said…
Yummy yummy yummy.