When I was a child, I enjoyed reading Little House on the Prairie books. I found it peculiar how Laura Ingalls enjoyed bread and butter sandwiches. “Just bread and butter?” I wondered. After all, a slice of plastic-wrapped supermarket bread with butter isn’t all that special. However, thinking about it now, I imagine a slice of Mrs. Ingalls’s homemade bread, no doubt made from freshly milled whole grains and slathered in farm-fresh butter, would be quite spectacular. While I can’t take us back in time, I can assure you that today’s addition of cocoa powder is enough to make this bread recipe sing with just a dab of butter. You could just as easily form the dough into a loaf of bread, but I prefer rolls for tucking into lunchboxes. Go ahead, have a Laura Ingalls day.
Ingredients (makes 14 rolls)
2 teaspoons yeast
1 cup lukewarm (not boiling hot) water
1 tablespoon soft (not melted)…
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