Best Ever Soft Dinner Rolls
16 to 18 dinner rolls
3/4 to 1
lukewarm water (100 degrees f.)
butter (unsalted & softened)
egg (room temperature)
unbleached all purpose flour
white granulated sugar
1Mix and knead all of the dough ingredients (mixer or bread machine) to make a smooth, soft dough
2Cover the dough. Let rise for about 1 hour, or until doubled in bulk. If using bread machine, just let dough or manual cycle complete it's job.
3Deflate the dough and divide into 2 balls and then divide each ball into 8 or 9 pieces. Round and shape each piece into a ball.
4Place 8 or 9 finished balls of dough into each of two 8"or 9" inch round cake pans that are lightly greased. Cover and let rise for about an hour or until very puffy.
5If desired, brush un-baked rolls with melted butter or egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 Tablespoon of water) and sprinkle with herbs or small seeds.
6Bake in pre-heated 375 degree F. oven for 12 to 15 minutes. until golden. DO NOT OVER-BAKE !
7Remove rolls from oven and as soon as you are able to handle them, take rolls out of pans and brush with melted butter. Cool completely on a rack.
Originally Posted: Mon, Aug 29, 2011