Thursday, June 24, 2010

Throwed Rolls - Foodie Friday

Lambert's is a wonderful restaurant in Southern Missouri. As you travel on Interstate 44, you see signs about Lambert's being the home of Throwed Rolls. Everyone who's traveled Southern Missouri knows about Lambert's Throwed Rolls. The staff at Lambert's does just as the name would describe, throws the rolls.

A few months ago, I ran across a copycat recipe for Throwed Rolls on Dine and Dish. Kristin's recipe says you can make these in a bread machine. Having never mastered the art of kneading bread by hand, I decided to make them in my Kitchen Aid. They turned out great. Although we didn't throw any around, they were a wonderful addition to Sunday dinner.

Just Like Lambert's Throwed Rolls

1 teaspoon sugar
1 (1/4 ounce) package dry active yeast
1/4 cup tepid water (105-110 degrees)
1 cup warm milk
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten (at room temp)
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups all-purpose flour
Combine sugar and yeast in tepid water.
Let stand 5-10 minutes until yeast begins to foam.
Thoroughly mix milk, butter, sugar, egg and salt in large bowl.
Stir in the yeast mixture and 3 1/2 cups of flour, adding a bit more if necessary to make a soft, pliable dough.
Turn dough out on floured board and let rest while you clean and butter bowl.
Knead dough gently 4-5 minutes, adding flour if necessary, until dough is smooth and silky.
Return to bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in warm place until doubled in size (1 1/2 hours appoximately).
Butter a 12 cup muffin tin.
Punch down dough.
Pinch off pieces that are about 1 1/2 inches in diameter, (enough to fill one-half of muffin cup), and roll into smooth spheres.
Place two such pieces in each prepared muffin cup- it will be a tight fit.
Cover dough loosely with plastic wrap for 45 minutes.
Bake rolls in preheated 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, or until light brown.
Serve as soon as they are cool enough to throw.

I am linking this to Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum.


  1. I am so glad to have this recipe. The food network featured Lambert's and the thrown rolls. I've wanted to make them ever since.

  2. I love Lamberts but hate the wait!!!! And the amount of food . . . . ! But everyone should go once and by the amount of business they do I think everyone going south out of Springfield does!

  3. I love the name, I think my girls would love to throw rolls..

  4. Lambert's is on my want to visit list - meanwhile I can't wait to give these rolls a try!

  5. They sound so good, and so much fun! Brings new meaning to "pass me a roll?" when you go to that place?

  6. I'm a Kitchen Aid kneader too...we must stand our ground!

    I love that the rolls are thrown!

  7. They look mighty good! I love to make dough in my bread machine.

  8. They are so pretty...good enough to eat, or throw! Thanks for sharing the story and your recipe...


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