This is another recipe I clipped from Midwest Living magazine. I made these yesterday and they are really wonderful! I sprinkled some of them with freshly ground black pepper as well. As far as flavor goes they are a little bland, but I think most rolls are, which is why we add butter :) Instead of butter, we dipped these finger sized rolls into beef soup that cooked in the crockpot all day.
Pull Apart Cornmeal Dinner Rolls
adapted from Midwest Living Magazine
1 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1 tsp. salt
1 pkg. active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (105 degrees F to 115 degrees F)
1 egg, lightly beaten
3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
Yellow cornmeal (optional)
In small saucepan, combine milk, sugar, 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup cornmeal and salt; cook and stir until warm (105 degrees F to 115 degrees F).
In large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add egg and milk mixture. Gradually stir in enough flour to make a soft dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface; knead gently 2 to 3 minutes to make a smooth ball. (Knead in just enough remaining flour so dough is no longer sticky.) Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease surface. Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled in size (1 hour). Punch dough down; turn out on lightly floured surface. Let dough rest for 10 minutes. Grease 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
To shape rolls, roll or pat dough to a 10×8-inch rectangle about 3/4-inch thick. Cut into 2-1/2×1-inch strips. Arrange strips in prepared pan, leaving about 1/2 inch between each strip. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled in size (about 30 minutes).