Elegant Dinner Rolls

Sherry Peyton


This is a Cook's recipe, and is simply the best dinner roll I've ever eaten. They are both crusty and flavorful yet the inside is soft. A bit of work, but so well worth it. I make up a batch, and freeze the excess when they have cooled completely.


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45 Min
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12 1/2 oz
water, tepid
1 1/2 tsp
2 tsp
16 1/2 oz
bread flour (about 3 cups)
3 Tbsp
whole wheat flour
1 tsp

How to Make Elegant Dinner Rolls


  • 1Mix water, yeast and honey until combined in a heavy duty mixer (I have a KitchenAid). Add the flours and mix just until combined. Cover mixing bowl with Saran wrap and let sit for 30 minutes. (Don't skip this part--it develops the gluten)
  • 2Knead at medium speed for 5 minutes. Add salt (don't add before!),return to kneading for an additional minute.
  • 3Turn into a greased bowl, cover and place in a warm place until dough has doubled.
  • 4Turning the bowl a quarter turn at a time, use a rubber spatula to slide under the dough edge and turn it inward, like if you were folding. Do this 4-5 times until you have turned it all. Cover and return to a warm place for 30 minutes.
  • 5Repeat step 4.
  • 6Remove dough to flour dusted counter and gently push out the dough until into a general rectangle and cut into roll size pieces.Shape into balls. About a dozen or so.
  • 7Use cake pans which have been lightly greased with shortening. Place the rolls in the pans, not touching.
  • 8Let rise for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Spray the rolls with water and place in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • 9Remove and invert pans, gently pulling out the rolls. Reduce oven to 400. Pull the rolls apart and place on their sides on a cookie sheet.
  • 10Return to oven and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until nicely browned.
  • 11Cool on wire racks.

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About Elegant Dinner Rolls

Course/Dish: Savory Breads
Hashtags: #Rolls, #yeast

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