How to Make Amish Dinner Rolls
- Bread Machine Method: Place all ingredients into the pan of your bread machine in order recommended by the manufacturer (usually, liquids first, yeast last). Program the machine for dough or manual, and press start. Allow the machine to complete its cycle
- Shaping: To make stand-alone rolls, divide the dough into 16 equal pieces. If you want to make soft-sided, pull-apart rolls, divide the dough into 15 pieces. This isn’t as challenging as it sounds: first, divide the dough into three equal pieces. Pinch off one piece, about the size of a handball. Gently roll the dough balls under your cupped fingers till they’re nice and round.
- Place 16 dough balls onto a parchment-lines or lightly greased baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between them.
Place 15 dough balls into a lightly greased 9x13-inch pan, spacing them evenly in five rolls of three balls each. Cover pan or sheet with proof cover or lightly greased plastic wrap, allow to rise for about 2 hours.
- Baking: Bake the rolls in a preheated 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes till they’re golden brown.
Yields 15 or 16 rolls. (I made them smaller for cooking club)