October 22, 2010


I usually save homemade rolls for Sunday dinner, since they take so much time, but I was browsing a few different blogs and came across a fluffy dinner roll recipe over at Jamie Cooks It Up that can be done in an hour!!  So, I jumped up and began mixing.  I decided to try half white flour and half wheat flour.  Also, Jamie didn't specify what type of yeast to use, so I went with Instant yeast, since you add it to the dough rather than dissolve it in water.  Overall, these turned out pretty good.  Now, they are not my mom's rolls, but for a quick and super easy roll, I thought they tasted good.  Great for a week night!     

Fluffy Dinner Rolls
adapted from: here

3/4 c. milk
4 Tbl. butter
3/4 c. hot water (almost too hot to touch)
4 Tbl. sugar
1 tsp. salt
4 - 4 1/2 c. flour
1 heaping Tbl. yeast

Pour milk into a glass measuring cup.  Add the butter to the milk and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes.  Preheat oven to 170 degrees.  Add milk/butter mixture and hot water to bowl of stand mixer.  Add sugar and salt.  Then, add 2 cups of the flour and let mix for 1 minute.  Add the yeast.  Turn mixer on and add the rest of the flour, 1 cup at a time.  You have enough flour when dough scrapes the side of the bowl clean.  Using dough hook, mix on medium speed for 5 minutes.  Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 5 minutes.  Spray cutting board or counter with cooking spray.  Lay dough on top and cut into 12 even chunks.  Gently roll into balls and put in a greased 9x13 pan.  Put pan in warm 170 degree oven.  Let rise 20 minutes or until they have risen 1-inch above the pan.  Leave pan in oven and turn up temperature to 350 degrees.  Bake for 15 more minutes or until golden brown.  Brush with a little butter.  Yield: 12 rolls.   

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