Easy Dinner Roll Lesson!

Hi Everyone,

I have been in the process of perfecting this recipe for months now and I am finally thrilled with it.

My daughter Lexi has one everyday as her ‘snack’ for lunch! That makes me feel so good! Even my wife likes them and she is just not a bread person.

This recipe is mildly sweet but you can certainly reduce the sugar if you wish.

The written recipe is below, so print it out if ya like! I hope you enjoy the video!

Recipe:

Awesome dinner rolls from NewAndLostCrafts.com

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons active dry yest
1 egg
3.5 cups all purpose flour (not self-rising)
1/3 cup butter

Directions

Place water, milk, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl (we will use the bowl for the whole recipe). Microwave for 45 seconds to warm and help sugar start to dissolve.

Test mixture, it should be warm NOT hot (if it is to hot it will kill the yeast, let things cool down a bit). Add yeast and stir gently. Cover with clean dish towel and let rest (this is called proofing) for 15 to 20 min (it will look nice and frothy when ready).

Mix in flour, egg and then the softened butter (make sure you have a strong spoon)! Mix until you start to get everything melding together. You don’t have to go crazy here (working the dough in later steps will take care of fine mixing) but get it mixed up decently. Cover let sit and rise for an hour or two.

Take dough out of the bowl and place on a lightly floured surface. Work with your hands and and small amounts of additional flour (a little bit at a time!) until the it is just barely not sticky all of the way through. This step serves as the critical mixing and initial stretching of the dough. Place dough back in bowl, cover, and let rise again for 20 to 30 minutes.

I know, I know, it takes some time but you are almost there (and none of this is hard right?)!

Pre-heat oven to 350 F.

Divide the dough into 16 equally sized pieces (this makes 16 rolls, make as many pieces as you want, just realized the baking time may change a little). Roll each into a ball on place on cookie sheets (no grease or spray needed).

I usually do one cookie sheet at a time and bake them for 10 minutes. Start there and adjust a you see fit. I like doing the sheets separately so I can adjust the second on if I need to (I’ve never had a roll not eaten though 🙂 ).

Enjoy!

Resources:

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