- Combine milk and yeast in small bowl. Make sure milk is not more than 100 degrees. Stir well. Pour into larger bowl.
- Mix in sugar, butter, and egg, then add the salt and flour.
- Pull dough onto lightly floured counter and knead for 6-8 minutes. The dough should be smooth and have elasticity.
- Set aside in a warm place and cover with a towel for an hour or doubled in size.
- Punch down dough and divide into 8 equal balls onto a pan that you have greased and dusted with cornmeal.
- Flatten into 3” circles. I used the lid of a mason jar to make my circles.
- Let rise for 30 minutes then beat your egg and water and brush on each bun top. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- Place in 375-degree oven and bake for 14-16 minutes or until nicely golden brown.
Making Ranch ribs:
First I prepare the ribs with a rub. I like to use fresh herbs if available so I will begin with those.
2 Tablespoons of fresh course sea salt
2 Tablespoons of fresh ground peppercorns
Rub into meat on both sides.
Let sit for about an hour
Just before wrapping in foil and placing in your smoker I sprinkle on both sides:
Red bell pepper flakes and paprika
Foil them up sealing well.
Set up your smoker to manufactures directions. We use wood and sometimes wood chips in our smoker. If your smoker has a watering pan add 2″ of water. If not use a foil pan and place below where you will be cooking the ribs.
Place fat side up. Smoke until light brown.
Put on smoker for about 4 hours @ 200F
Pull and put on smoker directly for 1 hour
Remove Sauce them with your favorite BBQ and put on direct grill 3 minutes per side.
These ribs are wonderful with some good ol’ corn on the cob and some sweet potatoes cooked in foil and oil! We just love this meal and great to serve with family and friends!
Don’t forget the napkins! Or hose!
God bless and enjoy!
Lee AND DAN!