Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Perfectly Easy Dinner Rolls

This is another recipe from the nifty sample cards I was sent in the mail years ago. This I have made A LOT! I am very intimidated by yeast and the whole kneading process!  I've never done it by hand. I really  have no excuses since I do have a Kitchen Aid Mixer that has a dough hook. Hmm..note to self! This recipe requires NO kneading! I repeat...NO kneading. And to make it even better, these can be made up to 4 days ahead. Just take it out of the refigerator, let rise and bake for perfect rolls every time. Trust me, if I can do it you can do it!

Perfectly Easy Dinner Rolls

1 cup warm water (105 F to 115 F)
2 (1/4 ounce) packages active dry yeast (4 1/2 teaspoons)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar 
3  eggs
1 teaspoon salt 
4 -4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
additional melted butter (optional)
Combine the warm water and yeast in a large bowl. Let the mixture stand until yeast is foamy, about 5 minutes.  Stir in butter, sugar, eggs and salt.  Beat in flour, 1 cup at a time, until dough is too stiff to mix with a spoon (some flour may not be needed).  Place in a greased bowl cover and refrigerate 2 hours or up to 4 days. Grease one 9 x 13 baking pans. Turn the chilled dough out onto a lightly floured surface.  Divide dough into 24 equal-size pieces.  Roll each piece into a smooth round ball; place balls in even rows in the prepared pan. Cover and let dough balls rise until double in volume, about 1 hour.  Preheat oven to 375°F Bake until rolls are golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Brush warm rolls with melted butter, if desired. Break rolls apart to serve.

** Tip** Need a warm place to let your bread dough rise? Turn your heating pad on high, set your covered bread bowl on top and it will keep it at an even temp!

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1 comment:

cheartstrings said...

I cannot wait to try this recipe out. I am printing it right now. They look so delicious. Come over and visit us. We have a great grilled fruit recipe.