You can’t beat the smell of freshly baked bread. Not in the bakery, and surely not at home.
This is one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever seen/ used, and the end product is unbelievably satisfying! Maybe not just satisfying, more like…. amazingly awesome :3
If you have a stand-mixer, this is so worth making because it is going to take you no elbow grease at all!
Now, what if……. I DON’T HAVE ONEEEEE?!?!?!??!
Okay, calm down lol This recipe is so baker-friendly that it doesn’t require as much of kneading as you would expect from a bread recipe… So it’s all gooood 😀 *Pat*
Alright, let’s ROLL! ❤
Classic Dinner Rolls
- 2 cups warm water
- 2/3 cup dry milk powder
- 2 Tbsp dried yeast
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tsp salt
- 115 g butter (at room temperature)
- 1 egg
- 5 cups all purpose flour (More for flouring the work table)
- In a mixing bowl, stir warm water and milk powder together until dissolved. Add yeast and sugar, mix well and let stand until foamy.
- Add salt, butter, egg and 2 cups of flour. Mix on low speed until all ingredients are wet. Then 2 minutes on medium speed.
- Add another 2 cups of flour and mix on low speed again until wet, then back on medium speed for 4 minutes.
- Add 1 last cup of flour and mix on low speed until wet, then 4 minutes on medium. ***Add more flour if the dough is still too wet (or vice versa). The dough should be soft and not overly sticky, it shouldn’t be stiff either.***
- Continue kneading the dough with hook attachment until smooth.
- Grease a large bowl with vegetable oil and place the dough in it, turn to coat the dough with oil.
- Cover the bowl with a damp tea-towel or cling film and leave to proof in a warm place for at least 2 hours, until it doubles in size and almost reaches the top of the bowl.
- Place half of the dough onto a floured surface and leave the other half inside the bowl, covered with cling film to prevent drying out.
- Gently knock out some air from the dough on the working table and roll it into a circle (~ 12″ in diameter).
- Cut the dough into 16 even slices the way you would cut a pizza. (If you’re ever…EVER in doubt of the way you cut a pizza….. Google “Cut Pizza” for help LOL)
- Roll the slice of dough in , starting from the wider end and tuck the small tip underneath. Repeat for the rest of the dough.
- Place the rolls onto a baking tray.
- Repeat Steps [9-12] for the other half of the dough.
- Let the rolls rise for 1 – 1.5 hours until double in size, cover with damp tea-towel or cling film.
- Preheat oven to 180 C/ 375 F.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. (HERE IS THE TOUGH PART, YOU CAN SMELL BUT CANNOT TASTE D:)
- *Optional*: Brush the rolls with some honey-water (1:1) 2 minutes before done for a shiny finish and a subtle sweet taste.
- Leave to cool on rack. Best served warm.
Serves 32 rolls
Sorry for the bunch of text-only steps. Forgot to take photos during the process! D: (Too into making the rolls :P)
To make it up, here is a picture of a finished roll torn apart so you can see the soft, delicate inside 🙂
This classic dinner roll recipe is a hit in my family. They simply LOVE it! 😀
Perfect to go with some hot soup or just cold butter. I’m totally making this again :3
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Give this a go, I am sure you will love it (Y) Let me know how it goes!