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"I love to bake breads, and my pepperoni rolls are a favorite with my 14 grandchildren. When I first moved to Dillon, I had to use an electric range. Everyone noticed that my rolls were much drier and hard on the bottom. It was difficult to control the electric heat temperature. Recently we converted to natural gas, and the kids say the rolls taste like they are supposed to. I love my gas range. I hope I never have to go back to electric!" Helen Shanabarger, Dillon, S.C. Winner of the Comforts of Home Cookin' with Natural Gas Recipe Contest
1-1/2 cups lukewarm water 1 package dry yeast 4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1-1/2 tsp. salt 2 Tbs. sugar 2 Tbs. vegetable oil 8 oz. pepperoni cut into one-inch pieces and quartered
Sprinkle yeast over water and dissolve for 15 minutes. Combine flour, salt, sugar and oil. When yeast is dissolved, add to flour mixture and stir well to make a soft dough. Turn into a greased bowl and let rise 20 minutes. Punch down and let rise for 30 minutes. Punch down again and let rise 30 more minutes. Form into individual rolls placing a piece of pepperoni in the center. Place rolls in a greased pan and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise 1 hour. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes or until browned. Remove from oven and brush tops with melted butter. Makes 2 dozen rolls.