This Homemade Dinner Rolls Recipe is melt in your mouth good and the perfect compliment to any main attraction!
Happy 7 Days Before Thanksgiving, Guys!! How are your menus coming along? Are you keeping things traditional or venturing out to do something different this year? I wanted to share a super simple recipe for Homemade Dinner Rolls. This is yet another easy one to incorporate on your Thanksgiving menu this year, of course!
How To Make Dinner Rolls
I remember long ago, the use of yeast in baking used to be so daunting to me. The RISING dough is practically ALIVE!
I likened it to that “Amen” episode where Thelma decided to bake some bread for Christmas. She misread the directions and added in 5 lbs. of yeast for 6 servings of bread.
Needless to say, the rising yeasty dough escaped the oven, taking over the entire kitchen knocking the Christmas turkey on the floor and almost suffocated Deacon Frye and Reverend Gregory. It ends with the fire department rescuing the massive dough form on a stretcher!!! Baaaahaaaa!!! Too funny! I just love that episode!!!
Well I’ve been working with yeast for some time now and it’s not as scary as I likened it to be years ago. This homemade dinner roll recipe uses just 8 ingredients and the hardest part is the waiting for that beautiful RISE…TWICE!!! I love using these rolls to make leftover turkey and ham sandwiches after the actual holiday. There I go drooling again. I hope you’ll give them a try this coming week. If you’re still not ready to deal with yeast, be sure to try my recipe using ready made frozen dough here.
Are the circumstances of life getting you down? As Christians, we need to RISE up to God’s way of thinking. We need to RISE above the trick of the enemy who wants us to keep our eyes on said circumstances and off of God. Listen guys, God is sooooooooooooo much BIGGER than our circumstances. 1 Peter 5:7 states that we should be, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” Choose today to make your circumstances God’s problem, not yours!!! Rest and trust in Him. Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving folks!! Say Grace and enjoy!!
Homemade Dinner Rolls
- 1 pkg active dry yeast
- 1/4 c water warmed to about 110°F
- 4 c bread flour
- 1/3 c sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 stick Kerry Gold butter softened to room temp and cut into 4 pieces
- 1 c whole milk warmed to about 120°F
- Melted butter for brushing
Optional Honey Butter Topping
- 2 T. melted butter
- 2 T. honey
Optional Rosemary and Sea Salt Topping
- 1 sprig of fresh rosemay
- 1 tsp. Celtic sea salt
- Add yeast to the bottom of a stand mixer and stir in warm water until the yeast dissolves. Set aside for 10 minutes.
- Put butter in warm milk and allow it to melt. Add sugar to milk and stir. Then add salt.
- Add the milk mixture to the yeast mixture .
- Beat egg and add to the mixture.
- Add flour 1 cup at a time on the lowest speed. The mixture should ball up well.
- Put dough in a well greased bowl covered with plastic wrap and a towel for 1.5 to 2 hours. I heat up a cup of warm water in the microwave for a couple minutes and then place my bowl in the warm microwave with the water to create a warm, steamy environment for the dough to rise.
- Once the dough has doubled in size, punch it once to remove the air.
- Dump your dough on a floured board and knead it for 5 minutes.
- Roll the dough into a log and cut it in half.
- Flatten the 2 pieces into 2 rectangles.
- Cut each rectangle into 12 pieces and roll it into a ball. Squeeze the bottom of the ball to create a nice smooth uniform top.
- Place 24 rolls into a 13×9 pan lines with parchment paper.
- Allow them to rise again for 30 minutes covered with plastic wrap and a towel until beautifully puffy.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- After the second rise, brush the rolls with melted butter and place in the oven for 18 minutes.
- Remove them form the oven and saturate them again with butter and/or with the optional toppings. Say Grace and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Chris