Fluffy Dinner rolls

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

It's baking day at my house, which means I start early morning and don't leave the kitchen until well after lunch, when all the bread is baked, cooling down and then all that is left is to wrap and freeze.

Fluffy Dinner rolls

Today I baked up 3 loaves of white bread, 2 loaves of buttermilk bread, 2 loaves of cinnamon raisin bread and a dozen fluffy dinner rolls.

I'll be giving you the recipes for these, but first, I'm starting with the rolls.  I made similar ones just the other day but this recipe is WAY better and they always rise really high and fluffy.  They are just amazing.

The original recipe comes from Jamie Cooks it Up.

And if you want to learn a simple but fail proof way of always getting your rolls nice and round, watch this video that shows you how to roll the bread the Amish way.  

Fluffy Dinner rolls

Fluffy Dinner Rolls

3/4 - cup milk
4 - tablespoons butter
3/4 - cup hot water
4 - tablespoon sugar
1 - teaspoon salt
4 - 4 1/2 - cup flour
1 - heaping tablespoon instant yeast

1. Pour your milk into a microwave safe container. Add your butter to the milk and put it in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes.
2. While the milk warms preheat your oven to 170 degrees. Turn on the tap to get your water nice and hot. Temperature is important to making these rolls rise quickly. Put your hand in the water to test it. You want it to be just on the edge of unpleasant.
3. Put your milk/butter and hot water in the bottom of your Kitchen Aid Mixer. Add the sugar and salt. Then add 2 cups of flour...let it mix for 1 minute.
4. Add the yeast. Turn the mixer on and add the rest of the flour 1 cup at a time.
5. You have enough flour when the dough scrapes the side of the bowl clean. Mix on medium speed for 5 minutes.
6. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 5 minutes. You need the plastic wrap to trap the heat.
7. Take a stick of butter and coat the inside of a 9x13 pan.
8. Spray your counter, or a cutting board with cooking spray. Lay your dough on top of it.
9. Take a sharp knife, spray it with cooking spray and cut your dough into 12 pieces. Make them as equal as you can.
10. Gently round them into balls, and put them in your buttered 9x13 pan.

Fluffy Dinner rolls

11. Put the pan into your warm 170 degree oven. Let them rise for about 20 minutes or until they have risen about 1 inch above the rim of the pan.
12. Leave your pan in the oven and turn the heat up to 350 degrees. Bake for 15 minutes. This time includes the time it takes the oven to increase in temperature. Bake until golden brown.

Fluffy Dinner rolls

13. Brush with a little softened butter and serve warm.

They make yummy little sandwiches too, which is what I'm having for lunch :)

Fluffy Dinner rolls

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