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 call purpose flour
1/4 cgranulated suger
1/4 cshortening, (i use butter flavor crisco)
1 pkgactive dry yeast
1/2 cwarm water (110º f to 120º f)
1/2 cwarm milk (110º f to 120º f)
1egg (we buy jumbo eggs)
·melted butter for the top of the rolls
How to Make Homemade Dinner Rolls
- First, grease two muffin pans. My pans make 12 muffins each.
- I put all of the flour, sugar, shortening, salt, yeast and the egg into the bowl of my mixer. I crack the egg in a small bowl first to make sure no shell fragments get into the dough.
Turn the mixer on low, 2 or 3, to mix everything together.
- I put the water and the milk in a microwave safe bowl and heat it, at 20 second intervals, until it reaches 110°.
- I pour the water/milk mixture in the mixer bowl and turn the mixer to 7 for about 2 minutes, or until the dough looks ready. (#7 keeps the dough from climbing the beaters)
- You can use a cookie scoop, a teaspoon, or anything else that works for you to make the dough balls. Keep a bowl of flour handy to keep the scoop floured so the dough doesn't stick to it. Also, to keep your hands floured.
- Scoop out a piece of dough and roll it between your floured hands to make a ball. Put these balls in the muffin cups, 2 in each cup for "Pull aparts", 3 in each cup for "Cloverleaf's".
- Let the dough rise as much as it will.
Humidity has a lot to do with this
- After the dough has risen, heat the oven to 400°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 mine for 12 minutes.
It also depends on whether you have a dark or shiny muffin pan as to how they turn out.
A shiny pan will turn out lighter colored rolls with a fluffier texture.
A dark pan will turn out darker colored rolls with a tougher texture.
Warm your oven to the lowest setting. (My lowest setting is 200°.) Turn it off and put the muffin tins inside while it cools. The rolls will usually rise faster.