If you want to try your hand at making your own bread try these tasty homemade dinner rolls. They are easier than you think.
Like many people, I have a little extra time on my hands so I wanted to make dinners rolls for Easter. You don’t need bread flour. This recipe uses regular all-purpose flour but it does require yeast.
How to Make Homemade Dinner Rolls
I used one packet of yeast. You mix it with milk, melted butter, water, and sugar that is warm. You can easily use the microwave to make it warm enough. Just 30 sec to a minute. It should be warm when you stick your finger in, but not hot.
Then you sprinkle the yeast on top and wait until it foams. This takes about 5 minutes.
Next, you add flour and salt and mix it all until it comes together. A good spoon works fine for this. You don’t need a mixer.
Take the messy dough out of the bowl and place it on a lightly floured surface. It will be a little sticky but as you knead it, the dough will lose its stickiness. After about 4 or 5 minutes it should no longer be sticky and can easily be formed into a nice ball.
No need to let it rise. Just start dividing the dough into equal pieces. I made 16 pieces for a greased 8×8 inch baking pan.
Take each piece and pinch the ends together to make a ball. Place it in the pan with the ends on the bottom. Now cover with a towel for 20 minutes and the rolls will rise slightly.
Add an egg wash to the top to make the rolls golden brown.
I have to say that it’s pretty rewarding to eat your own, made from scratch rolls. And, as you can see it’s really pretty easy.
I’m looking forward to trying this again very soon and changing it up a bit. I might add in some extras similar to my herb dinner rolls made from pizza dough. Or, I might try baking the entire dough ball as an entire loaf of bread.
- 1 cup of water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 pkg active dry yeast
- 2 tablespoons softened butter
- 3.5 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons cream or milk
- Grease an 8 x 8-inch baking pan
- Heat milk, water, sugar, and butter in microwave about 40 secs until it is warm but not hot. ( approx. 110 degrees)
- Add mixture to a large mixing bowl and let it sit for 5 minutes or until the yeast gets foamy.
- Add flour and salt a little at a time and mix well.
- Remove to a lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes. The dough should no longer be sticky and makes a nice round shape.
- Divide into 16 even pieces.
- Pinch edges into the middle to form a ball and set into the baking pan with pinched edges on the bottom.
- Preheat oven 350 degrees
- Cover with a towel for 20 minutes.
- brush egg wash on top.
- Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.
Place the baking pan in the bottom of the oven so that the top doesn't brown too quickly. Alternatively you could cover lightly with foil.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 136Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 162mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g
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