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Acme 30 Minute Yeast Dinner Rolls

I absolutely love fresh baked bread but the hours of rising and babysitting make instant gratification impossible and the likelihood of making fresh bread on a weekday less than zero.
Enter 30 minute rolls! That is start to finish (mine took about 35).

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30 Minute Yeast Rolls
1 cup plus 2 tbsp warm water (warm is slightly above body temp)
1/3 cup oil
2 tbsp yeast
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
3 1/2 cups bread flour (ap flour will also suffice)

In your stand mixer combine the water, oil, yeast and sugar. Let sit for about 10 minutes (this gives the yeast a chance to bloom. If it doesn’t bloom your water was either too cold or too hot or your yeast was old)

With the dough hook attachment on and going add in your beaten egg and salt. Then add 2 cups of flour. Once that is combined slowly add in the remaining 1 1/2 cups.

Let the dough come together and kneed for a couple minutes. Turn dough out on lightly floured surface, divide into fourths and then each fourth into even thirds (12 balls of dough) form into round balls and place in a 9×12 greased baking dish.

Set oven to 400 degrees and let dough rise/rest while the oven heats (give it a solid ten minutes).

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until nicely browned.

Enjoy!!!

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Gluten free peanut butter cookies – for our Acme Baking Company celiac friends

Baking gluten free is not a primary focus of Acme Baking Company but, like most of you, I have gluten free friends that I would love to bake for. Enter Gluten Free Peanut Butter cookies!

Ingredients
1 c. Peanut butter
1 c. Sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

Mix in a bowl, scoop on lined cookie sheets and make the normal criss cross fork tine imprint or make a well that you can fill with jelly when you take the cookies out of the oven. For a little extra something, sprinkle flake salt on top before baking but just a little!

Bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet.

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Glazed Lemon Cookies – fancy cookie that is easy to bake!

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At Acme Baking Company we get excited about baked goods that are easy to make and look great. These delicious glazed lemon cookies come up aces on both the ease and aesthetic fronts. Perfect little disks of crisp, delicate lemon cookie topped with a rich and bright glaze.

Glazed Lemon Cookies

Cookie Dough:
3/4 c. granulated sugar
2 tablespoons lemon zest
1 1/4 c. flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons cold cubed butter
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 large egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

In a food processor, blend the sugar and lemon zest until the sugar is yellow in color and slightly damp. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and blend until combined. Add the cubed butter and blend until the mixture looks like graham cracker crumbs.

Mix the lemon juice, egg yolk and vanilla in a glass with a pour spout. Pour as a steady stream into the dough mixture while the food processor is running. Let the dough continue to be processed until a ball forms.

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Place a length of plastic wrap on your counter, transfer the dough to the plastic wrap and form a round log about 2 inches thick and 12 inches long. Wrap the plastic wrap around the dough and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

Cut the dough log into slices just shy of 1/4 inch thick. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 13-16 minutes until the edges begin to brown.

Let the cookies cool on until firm on cookie sheets then transfer to a cooling rack.

Glaze:
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons cream cheese
1 1/2 c. (6oz) powdered sugar

Whisk together the lemon juice and cream cheese until completely smooth. This took my a while and was definitely a forearm workout. Once complete smooth add the powdered sugar. If the mixture is a little too stiff (mine was) add a little bit of water (a couple of teaspoons max) and whisk until incorporated. Don’t be tempted to add more water, the mixture will come to the right consistency.

Spread about 1 tablespoon of glaze on each cookie disk. Spread the edges using the back of a spoon. Let the glaze set completely, this could take up to an hour.