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, Maddox Ranch Rolls 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.