There’s nothing like fresh bread right out of the oven. These dinner rolls are so soft and fluffy I guarantee you will not be able to just eat one! I took a picture of this recipe from a friend and have been trying to read the recipe off of the photo on my phone for a couple of months now. Time to finally put the recipe here so that I can actually ready it. This recipe is so easy and simple, and ohhh so yummy.
1 1/2 cups warm water (50-55 degrees C)
1 Tbs Instant yeast
2 Tbs granulated sugar
2 Tbs unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp salt
4 cups (500g) all-purpose flour
3 Tbs unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp sea salt
In the bowl of a stand mixer stir together warm water, yeast, and sugar. Let stand until creamy, about 5 minutes. If it doesn’t turn creamy it means that either the water is too hot (killed the yeast), or the yeast is expired. Throw it away and start again.
To the yeast mixture, add the butter, salt, and 2 cups of the flour.
Add the paddle mixer to the stand mixer
Mix on low until the mixture begins to come together.
When the dough s starts to come together switch to the dough hook on the stand mixer. Still on low-speed add 1 cup of flour and mix for another minute.
Slowly add the last cup of flour a little at a time on medium speed until the dough is smooth and a little sticky (you may not need the entire cup of flour) like in the photo below.
Remove the bowl from the mixer and cover it with a damp dish towel. Let the dough rise in a warm place until the dough is doubled in volume. About 20 minutes.
Punch the dough and form into a ball on a lightly floured surface.
Cut the dough into 24 even little squares of dough.
With lightly floured hands, roll each square into a ball.
Place each rolled dough into a lightly greased 9×13 baking pan in rows of 4. Cover rolls with a damp dish towel and let them rise while your oven is preheating to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for about 20 minutes
Lightly brush the rolls with about half of the melted butter before baking. Bake until golden brown (about 13-15 minutes).
Immediately after removing the rolls from the oven, brush them with the remaining melted butter and sprinkle with salt.
- When rolling the dough into balls, suff them with shredded cheese.
- When making cheese buns, instead of sprinkling with salt, sprinkle with sugar.
- Instead of using plain butter to brush the rolls, mix garlic with the butter and make garlic bread.
- Instead of using butter, use earth balance to make it vegan.