I don’t know about you guys, but I need bread at my dinner table – it gives me the satisfaction of completing a well rounded meal.
“And here you have something from every food group! Please do enjoy good sirs!”
And I just LOVE soft fluffy dinner rolls. They compliment the plate in so many ways. Have you ever considered making dinner rolls? What if I told you they were the greatest thing since “sliced bread”.. then would you believe me? See what I just did there? *ba-dum-tsss*
Anyway, let’s take a moment and enjoy these wonderful idioms about bread before I give you a brief rundown of how to make easy dinner rolls!
- The greatest thing since sliced bread
- Bread and butter
- Let’s break bread
- Your daily bread
- Banana bread (<<Does that one count?)
On Sunday my father-in-law Mark came for a visit and brought steaks so we could fire up the grill and hang out. His only request was a side of potatoes and my request was dinner rolls so while Jason was grilling steaks (ribeyes and porterhouses!) I whipped up mashed potatoes with gravy, and these dinner rolls.
I was impressed with how good they tasted considering they were thrown together so quickly.
And they were so simple to make. You don’t have to knead the dough either since the yeast does all the work.
Start by pouring sugar and yeast into warm water and give it a light stir. Then let it dissolve for about 5 minutes.
Mix in the remaining ingredients.
Note: I added an additional 1/2 cup of flour.
Roll into 15 balls and rise for 15 minutes in a greased baking dish (13×9). Cover the dish with a tea towel while they rise.
And then bake for about 15 minutes. 5 minutes before I pulled them out of the oven, I brushed them with butter to achieve a golden brown top.
There’s nothing better than rolls and biscuits fresh out of the oven. They are so light and fluffy! OH, AND REALLY HOT! I had to wait a few minutes before I could shove them in my face!
I slathered mine in butter and raspberry jalapeno jam. DELICIOUS! 🙂 Don’t be intimidated by homemade breads… making them is a lot easier than you realize.
Disclaimer: The link to the recipe says “30 minute easy dinner rolls,” but you need to give yourself more time than that. You have to let them rise for 15, and bake for 15, needless to say that doesn’t compensate for the time it takes to mix the dough and roll them out. I’d call these 45 minute dinner rolls…. Still the fastest in the West though! That is all.