Mom's Dinner Rolls

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Rosemary Mills

By
@greylady

My mother worked to perfect this recipe for a couple of years. Now we all can benefit from her experiments. This dough works very well for making cinnamon caramel rolls, too.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Freshly baked dinner rolls are always tasty and this recipe makes an excellent dough. These are tender, fluffy yeast rolls. Or, you can smear the dough with softened butter, cinnamon, and sugar to make yummy cinnamon rolls. It's a classic recipe you'll use over and over. Easy to make, skip buying the frozen rolls and try these yeast dinner rolls the next time you want fresh bread. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

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Serves:
40 dinner rolls
Prep:
2 Hr 45 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c
    milk, 2%
  • 1 stick
    butter
  • 1/2 c
    water (very warm)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    active dry yeast
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 2
    eggs
  • 2 tsp
    salt
  • 5 1/2 -6 c
    bread flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    melted butter (for brushing on baked rolls)

How to Make Mom's Dinner Rolls

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large mixing bowl, proof yeast in the 1/2 cup lukewarm water, with half the sugar dissolved in it.
  2. In a 2-cup measuring cup, heat the milk and butter together until the butter is melted.
  3. When the yeast is bubbly, add 1 cup flour and beat well.
  4. Then add eggs, salt, and another cup flour. Beat well.
  5. Last, add the warm milk and butter, remaining sugar, then 3 cups flour and mix by hand; gradually adding another cup of flour.
  6. Turn out onto silicone mat or floured surface and knead until you have worked in the flour.
  7. Work until the dough is only slightly sticky.
  8. Set in a warmed oven covered by a tea towel, to rise.
  9. When the dough is doubled in size, remove from oven.
  10. Using two 9x13" pans, form dough into dinner roll shapes and place dough into the pans (20 per pan).
  11. When rolls have doubled in size, bake in a 375 F preheated oven for 13- 15 min.
  12. When out of the oven, brush with melted butter.

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About Mom's Dinner Rolls

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American



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