Our Favorite Dinner Rolls
1 Tbspwater, warm (about 115 degrees fahrenheit)
1 1/8 tspactive dry yeast
6 Tbspwarm milk (115 degrees fahrenheit)
2 Tbspsalted butter, melted
1 tspsugar (optional)
1/2 tspsalt, heaping
1egg beaten, divided
1 1/2 cflour (plus 2 tablespoons more as needed for workable dough)
How to Make Our Favorite Dinner Rolls
- Place warm water in a small bowl; sprinkle with yeast, and let stand until foamy, about 5-10 minutes.
- In a large bowl(I use my KitchenAid Mixer Bowl and use the dough hook), whisk together warm milk, butter, sugar, salt, and 1/2 of the egg. Whisk in yeast mixture.
- Using a wooden spoon(or your KitchenAid Mixer), stir in 1 1/2 cups flour, until you have a soft, shaggy dough (if necessary, add 2 more tablespoons flour).
- Turn dough out onto a floured work surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 5 to 10 minutes. Or if using a Kitchen Mixer, just set it on 2 and knead for a couple of minutes. Then coat the ball of dough with a bit of olive oil and cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap and set in a warm place, let rise, until doubled in size, about 1 1/4 hour.
- Butter a 9 inch cake/pie pan. Roll the ball of dough out into a snake shape and cut into 7-8 pieces. Then roll each piece into a ball shape and place them evenly spaced in the pan. Cover pans loosely with plastic; let stand in a warm spot until rolls have doubled in size, about 1-1/4 hours.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Use remaining 1/2 beaten egg to brush onto the top of rolls.
- Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes, rotating pan halfway through.
Let rolls cool 15 minutes before serving.