If you have lived in the Beehive State for any length of time, you’ve been to the Maddox in Perry, Utah. My favorite meal at Maddox is fried chicken, a Ranch Roll with honey, and a slice of fresh strawberry or peach pie with whipped cream.I know- grease, carbs and sugar. I didn’t say it was healthy.
Maddox has been around for a looong time-
Maddox Ranch Rolls are famous in our state. They’re light and fluffy. Best served warm from the oven with some honey or raspberry butter. I wanted to recreate the Maddox roll at home, so I set out to find a recipe that baked up like the rolls at the restaurant. After one failed attempt (the rolls tasted alright but not similar in shape), I remembered my blogger friend, Bonnie, at City Home Country Home posted a recipe for Maddox Ranch Rolls a while back. I gave it a try last Sunday. Jackpot. This is it. The same roll I’ve scarfed in my car while driving back from trips to Logan.
1/2 cup butter, cut into chunks
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs, beaten
5 1/2 – 6 1/4 cups flour
Warm milk in microwave for 2 minutes. Place butter in milk and let melt. Add sugar and mix with whisk or fork to dissolve. Set aside and let cool a bit. The butter will continue to melt as the milk cools.
Pour 1/2 cup of warm water into a large bowl, sprinkle yeast over top of water, sprinkle about 1 teaspoon sugar on top of yeast. Let sit for a few minutes until yeast bubbles.
Pour the the cooled milk, (the milk should be warm- not hot), butter and sugar into the yeast mixture (never add a hot liquid to yeast). Add beaten eggs and salt to yeast mixture. Mix in flour with a large spoon one a cup at a time, just until blended and no lumps of flour remain. Do not over-mix.
Yields about 30 dinner-size rolls.Tips, aka Si’s epistle on Maddox Ranch Rolls made at home:
This photo was taken just before the rolls were placed in the oven.