Homemade Dinner Rolls
One time, I got the dough ready to start to rise & noticed that I forgot to put the shortening in. I put the dough back in the mixer bowl, added the shortening, &, it still turned out good.
- 3 1/2 c
- all purpose flour
- 1/4 c
- granulated suger
- 1/4 c
- shortening, (i use butter flavor crisco)
- 1 tsp
- 1 pkg
- active dry yeast
- 1/2 c
- warm water (120º f to 130º f)
- 1/2 c
- warm milk (120º f to 130º f)
- egg (we buy jumbo eggs)
- melted butter for the top of the rolls
How to Make Homemade Dinner Rolls
- 1Mix 2 cups of flour, the sugar, shortening, salt, & yeast in a medium bowl.
- 2Add the warm water, warm milk, & egg.
Hint; put the water & milk in a microwave proof bowl & heat for 20 seconds at a time, using a meat thermometer to check the temperature.
I heat it to 110º.
- 3Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute, scraping the bowl frequently.
- 4Beat on medium speed for 1 minute, scraping the sides of the bowl frequently. Stir in enough remaining flour to make the dough easy to handle.
- 5Using a cookie scoop, cut into pieces & place into greased muffin tins. If you don't have a cookie scoop, you can use a teaspoon. It'll work just fine.
Either way, take a scoop, put it in your floured hand, &, roll it into a ball. Don't forget to keep the scoop or spoon floured as well.
For pull apart rolls, place 2 of these balls in each tin, opposite each other.
For cloverleafs, place 3 of these balls in each tin.
- 6Cover & let rise until muffin tins are filled & rounded.
Sometimes, I preheat the oven to 200º for 5 or 10 minutes. Then, turn it off & place the rolls inside to rise as the oven cools back down.
I always leave the oven light on so I can keep an eye on them. When I feel they have risen enough, I take them out & turn the oven on to 400º.
- 7Heat oven to 400º F.
Bake for 12 to 18 minutes, or, until golden brown on top.
All ovens are different. You also have to take into account for altitude. I bake for 12 minutes.