In my family, we like carbs with our carbs. So we usually have these Dinner Rolls with some sort of pasta dish or noodle soup. Back when I was young-er, I used to ask my mom if she would make some dinner rolls for dinner. She would usually agree. And that was a good sign saying, “Dinner is gonna be scrumptious!”. I like mine topped with butter or even jam! Everything tastes good on these dinner rolls. Believe me, I would know.
I was surprised at how little time it took for this yeast bread. Because yeast breads usually take a long time, you know, all the rising and other things. I use fast-acting dry yeast to speed things up a bit.
I love to make these for any occasion. It’s a big hit for family feasts and Thanksgiving dinners. Seriously, put these down on the table, say grace, and wait five minutes. What do you see? Oh yeah. The rolls are now none existent. So I would put a limit to how much you want your kids to eat, if you want to have one or two.
Homemade Dinner Rolls
Yield: 15 rolls
- 1/4 cup lukewarm water
- 1 cup warm milk
- 2 tablespoons salted butter, melted
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons salt
- 2 1/4 teaspoons (or 1 packet) instant yeast
- 4 1/2 cups bread flour
- Combine the water, milk, 1 tablespoon of the butter, eggs, sugar, salt and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add 2 cups of the flour and stir with a wooden spoon until the dough forms a rough, shaggy mass. Attach the dough hook to the mixer, turn to medium-low speed, and gradually add the remaining flour, kneading until a mass of dough begins to forms. Continue kneading on medium-high speed for 4 to 5 minutes until a soft, smooth ball of dough is formed. The dough should feel elastic and slightly tacky to the touch.
- Lightly spray a large clean bowl with cooking spray and place the dough in the bowl. Cover the bowl lightly with plastic wrap. Let rise for about 45 minutes to 1 hour at room temperature or until the dough is big, puffy, and about doubled in size.
- Spray a 13×9-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Gently deflate the dough. Use a bench scraper, knife, or pizza wheel to divide the dough into 15 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball and place in the prepared pan. Brush with the remaining 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Lightly cover the dough with plastic wrap and let the rolls rise for 30 minutes, or until about doubled in size.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Bake the rolls for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm. Store leftovers in a plastic bag for up to 3 days.
Recipe from Handle the Heat