I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Soft Dinner Rolls

I love a soft dinner roll that have that golden brown top.  Put a little butter on a hot roll and mmmmmm-mmmmmmm good.

(makes 12)

*1 tablespoon active-dry yeast
*1/2 cup warm water
*2 tablespoons granulated sugar
*1/2 cup whole milk, warmed
*1 egg
*2 tablespoons olive oil
*1 teaspoon salt
*3-3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
*1 tablespoon butter, melted

~Place warm water, sugar & yeast into mixer bowl.
~Allow to sit for about 5 minutes until the yeast proofs (foams).
~In a small bowl, mix warm milk, egg, olive oil & salt.
~Add the mixture into the yeast mixture and mix just a little.
~Whisk in 3 cups flour until dough comes together (add the other 1/4 cup only if needed).
~Knead at low speed, until dough is smooth, but a little sticky, around 9-11 minutes.
~Place dough into a well oiled large bowl, cover with a clean towel, and let dough rise until doubled, around 1 hour.
~Place dough onto a lightly floured clean surface.
~Cut dough into 12 pieces.
~Tuck edges underneath dough, and roll into a round ball.
~Spray a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray.
~Place rolls into pan,  with room between each roll (give room for the dough to rise).
~Place in a warm, draft free space and allow to rise for 40-50 minutes.
~Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
~Gently brush the tops of the rolls with melted butter.
~Bake in preheated oven for 16-18 minutes.
~Remove from pan and serve warm or cool on a wire rack and eat at room temperature.

`When rolls come out the of the oven, rub butter over the tops of the rolls and sprinkle lightly with garlic salt.
`When rolls come out of the oven, rub butter over tops of the rolls and sprinkle with poppy seeds.
`Mix 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt & 1 teaspoon poppy seeds.  When rolls come out of the oven, rub butter over the tops of the rolls and sprinkle with garlic mixture.

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