If there is any time of year to learn to bake bread… this would be the time! And if you already bake bread regularly, you will love this recipe! These delicious buttery rolls have a great success rate! What a way to wow your holiday crowd than to bring out a steaming basket of freshly baked dinner rolls!
These rolls are made with regular old flour, yeast and butter, nothing special to buy, no crazy investment in groceries. Try them at home this weekend to get ready for the holidays, you might just get addicted to baking bread! Let me take you through my step by step recipe tutorial. Here we go…
Measure out some very warm water. The water should be between 110°F-115°F. (Not so hot you can’t touch it.)
Add water to the bowl of an electric mixer.
Get a bit of sugar.
Add sugar in to water.
Add yeast into water and sugar.
Measure out water.
Add butter to milk.
Allow butter to melt in.
Once it has, mix.
Add in milk mixture.
Let it sit for a few minutes.
Measure out the flour.
Add the salt in after you add in your flour… salt kills yeast, so you don’t want to add this ingredient in out of order.
Add your salt in with your flour… remember don’t do this our of order.
Add flour into your mixing bowl… mix in 2 1/2 cups of flour to your wet ingredients… let sit for 10 minutes and then continue.
Start mixer going on low… if you have a mixer with numbers, use number 2.
Keep it going.
Your dough should eventually turn into a ball.
Let it go for a bit to become a smooth ball.
Then let it rest in the mixing bowl.
Cover with plastic wrap to keep the warmth in and place it somewhere free of breeze.
Once your dough has risen, you will need to turn it out onto a board. I love these Pampered chef Cutting Mats because the mess stays on the mat and then it can go right into the dishwasher.
Turn the dough out onto the floured mat and sprinkle with a bit more flour.
Roll dough into a bit of a clumsy roll… this does not have to be perfect as long as it’s relatively even.
Cut the roll in have. We are going to work with one half at a time.
Now you can be a little more careful with your rolling. You want to make sure it is as even as you can get it.
Cut each of your two new rolls into 6 pieces, this will give you 12 rolls total.
Now prepare your baking dish. I like to butter my dish using the paper towel method. I just slap some butter on a clean paper towel so im not getting all greasy and I don’t totally mess up my stick of butter.
Spread butter thoroughly over a 9″x13″ baking dish.
Now roll each of your dough pieces into rolls for baking. I kind of fold the sides under to achieve a nice smooth roll.
Then just start lining them up in your dish.
They will all be separate to start off.
Now cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise somewhere warm for about 30 minutes or so… I like to start the oven pre heating at this point and place the rolls right near the stove top or near the oven.
After about 30 minutes, the rolls will be nice and plump.
Pop rolls in the oven and bake.
When the rolls come out of the oven, then look yummy, but we aren’t done yet!
Now we butter the top of each roll while they are piping hot!
And this is the deliciousness you will serve on your dinner table!
Simple Buttery Dinner Rolls
Makes 12 rolls
4 1/2 cups all purpose flour, divided
1 Tbs. yeast (or one envelope)
1/2 stick butter
3/4 cup whole milk
3/4 cup warm water
1 Tbs. sugar
1 tsp. kosher salt
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with either the paddle attachment or the dough hook pour in water and sugar and mix. Add in yeast and allow to proof for a few minutes.
In a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup add butter to milk and microwave on high for 30 seconds at a time until butter is melted. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes. Then add into the mixer bowl.
Next add in one cup of flour and mix. Now add salt to the next cup of flour and add into mixer bowl. Mix and allow to sit for 10 minutes, covered. Switch to dough hook and mix… Add in remaining flour and continue kneading until the dough becomes a smooth ball.
Remove bowl from mixer and cover with plastic wrap for about 45 minutes until risen.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface and sprinkle with flour. Roll dough into a log and cut in half. Then roll each of the new logs into thinner logs and cut into 6 pieces each.
At this point pre-heat oven to 375°F.
Butter a 9″x13″ baking dish. Roll each of the cut pieces into balls and place in the buttered dish. Cover and keep in a warm place for 30 minutes until plump. Once risen place in oven and bake for 20 minutes until golden brown. Immediately upon removing from oven, butter the tops of rolls. Serve warm. Enjoy!