Recipe name: Easy Dinner Rolls
Types: rolls, breads, easy
Pictures: Yes (1 of finished product)
Prep time: about 10-15 minutes to mix everything together, then however long you let it rise, then about 5 or so minutes to roll them into balls and put them in the pan.
Cook time: ~ 20 minutes
Servings: 24 rolls
Very easy and delicious roll recipe.
Easy Dinner Rolls
- 1 cup warm water (105 F. to 115 F.)
- 2 packages active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter (I’m sure you could use margarine but... really butter works so much better when baking.)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4-4½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- Additional melted butter (optional)
- Combine the warm water and yeast in a large bowl. Let the mixture stand until yeast is foamy, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in butter, sugar, eggs, and salt. Beat in flour 1 cup at a time, until dough is too stiff to mix. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or up to 4 days.
- Grease a 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Turn the chilled dough out onto a lightly floured board. Divide dough into 24 equal-size pieces. Roll each piece into a smooth round ball; place balls in even rows in the prepared pan. Cover and let dough balls rise until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Bake until rolls are golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Brush warm rolls with melted butter, if desired. Break rolls apart to serve.
Picture courtesy of hikaru_9.
Notes: When I made this recipe, I actually didn’t realize that I needed 2 packages of yeast and only used one. Ooops... However, the rolls turned out really good anyway.
Also, the recipe didn’t specify if the roll dough needed to go back in the refrigerator for that last hour, so I put them back in. It took a little longer for the rolls to brown on top than the specified time mentioned, and I think it might have been because of them being cold.
One last note. The recipe mentioned not to use quick-rising dry yeast since it’s designed to raise breads quickly, and this recipe needs to sit.