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Dinner Rolls

by Emma on October 28, 2011

in Bread

I love bread. Well, actually I guess you could more accurately say that I love carbs. Bread, pasta, pastries-I swoon. It’s probably a good idea to pair your dinner rolls with a tasty (and maybe) healthy soup or salad. But I’m not the food police, so you do as you please.

These were quite good although they didn’t rise quite as much as I think they should have. I suspect it is because in the original recipe I was following it called for all milk (not water) and didn’t have you dissolve the yeast before mixing up the dough. I’m not a food scientist, or expert baker, but in my experience it helps to activate the yeast by dissolving it in warm water and a little sugar before you begin making the dough. So I’ve adjusted this step in the recipe below. Enjoy!

Dinner Rolls, makes 20-24

Needed: 1/4 cup warm milk, 1 package active dry yeast, 3 tablespoons sugar, 3/4 cup melted (and slightly cooled butter, 1 cup milk, 1 tablespoon salt, 3 eggs, 4 1/2 cups flour.

Stir the yeast into the water and add a pinch of sugar, allow this to sit for 1 minute. In a kitchen aid mixer (using the dough hook) bowl add all the ingredients and mix on low until everything is just combined. Beat on medium for 4-6 minutes until dough is elastic-like. You can also do this by hand, stirring it all together then kneading for 6-8 minutes.

Place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover and allow to rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours (until dough looks doubled in size). On a floured surface divide the dough into 20 to 24 even pieces and shape into balls. Place these on a greased or parchment paper lined baking sheet. Allow them to rise, covered, for a second time for another hour.

Melt some butter and generously brush it on the rolls, sprinkle on some course sea salt. Bake at 350 F for 35-40 minutes. Enjoy warm with a little more butter. If you like butter. If you don’t… well…

xo. Emma

{ 17 comments }

Hanna October 28, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Oh, these look delicious, I will definitely try them! And I am with you on the carbs: I could mainly eat bread and pasta (oh, and potatoes) every day and be perfectly fine!

Jenn October 28, 2011 at 8:17 pm

My husband and I say, “Gotta get your starches!” when we sit down to a meal composed mainly of carbs. Which is often.

Lydia October 28, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Oh yum! SO fun,…I just tried out my grandmother’s dinner roll recipe for the first time a week or so ago! I’ve been reading your blog for some time now, but have never been able to get over to comment! Love your recipes and your AMAZING outfits!

Lauren Hairston October 28, 2011 at 11:00 pm

No worries–I LOVE butter. Life would be a little bleak without it.

I don’t have a stand mixer :-( but I do have a bread machine, so I just use the “dough” setting when I make hot rolls (I have a recipe from the 1950 edition of Betty Crocker I usually use). My recipe actually uses 2 packets of yeast–that’s something you could try, as well! :-) Hot roll dough makes really yummy cinnamon rolls, coffee cake and Stollen, too.

irene October 29, 2011 at 1:24 am

really nice.. :)
Irene Wibowo

teddi October 29, 2011 at 1:33 am

carbs happen to be my favorite food group. they count as a food group, kinda sorta right?

Lauren Helen October 29, 2011 at 3:48 am

I am actually in love with Earth Balance, the butter substitute. It’s soooo good!

Georgia October 29, 2011 at 2:45 pm

looks good! i can just picture it with a bowl of hot soup…
Georgia
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Meg Finch October 29, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Those look so yummy! I’ve been looking for a yummy roll recipe. I think i’d like to make these with a yummy peppery cream gravy! I just recently started following your blog and I LOVE IT. It inspires me to cook for my family more often.

Maïlys October 29, 2011 at 7:37 pm

that with nice soup by the fireplace, knowing it’s been snowing for hours… oh yes, I totally picture myself :)

Michelle Sexton October 29, 2011 at 10:52 pm

awesome. thanks for the reciepe!

hannah alehandra October 30, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Hey Emma! I’m a new reader to your blog and I thought I’d finally drop you a line to say hi and thanks for the great posts. Love your food photography :) Kiss from England!xo http://hannahalehandra.blogspot.com/

Vega October 30, 2011 at 9:52 pm

OMG!

these look so yummy and perfect!

i LOVE bread too, i’m sort of an addict.

trying this recipe ASAP!

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Johnny October 31, 2011 at 2:54 pm

I’m not a big fan of carbs but once in a while it’s good to have some good ones, like these rolls!

JJ

CJ October 31, 2011 at 4:07 pm

I’m a HUGE fan of carbs too! I attribute this to my approx. 1/2 Italian status – anything to rationalize my attachment. These rolls look great, they just might be the perfect roll for Thanksgiving this year!

Jessi November 1, 2011 at 3:23 pm

My grandma always made rolls with dinner – maybe I need to start this too!

Amanda November 5, 2011 at 7:17 pm

the most perfect dinner rolls I have EVER seen!

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