July 31, 2012

Recipe for the Perfect Dinner Rolls

Miracles really do happen.  I am posting a Tummy Tempting Tuesday Recipe on...wait for it...TUESDAY!!! YAY, ME!!! :)  Oh, it really is the little things in life that make me happy!  For example, I was also able to finally clean both of my bathrooms today - finished them at 3:30 this afternoon.  That would be approximately 7 hours after I began to clean them (don't ask),  but they are clean!

The recipe today is a delicious and easy dinner roll recipe that I enjoy making (and eating)!  I am a baker at heart.  I do not enjoy the everyday meal type of cooking, but give me a dessert or bread recipe, and I'm all there!  In my experimenting with breads, I still have not come across the perfect sandwich bread yet.  So, if any of you have a really good one, would you share it with me please?  I have a bread maker, but I make breads without it as well. I'd love to try any recipes you suggest!  Until then, you can use this dinner roll recipe and let me know what you think!

Perfect Dinner Rolls

1 Tbsp. active dry yeast
2 1/4 cups warm water (110* to 115*)
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1/4 cup powdered nondairy creamer
2 1/4 tsp. salt
6 to 7 cups bread flour (I have also used self-rising flour)

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.  Add sugar, shortening, creamer, salt and 5 cups flour. Beat until smooth.  Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).

Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.  Place in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat the top.  Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down.  Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 24 pieces.  Shape each into a roll.  Place 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.  Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.

Bake at 350* for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks.


1 comment:

  1. those look easy and good...You want bread recipes you need to talk to Aunt Jean. She's the Queen of good food!