Simple and Quick Dinner Rolls that are light, fluffy, buttery, and delicious. I believe in simple and quick. These are great to make for a week night dinner, they come together quickly and all I do is dump it all in my mixer and let it do the work. You can use a kitchen aide or a Bosch. It will fit in either.
The first time I ate these rolls was 11 years ago. I walked into my friend’s kitchen, and was greeted with one of those scents that instantly make your mouth water. Fresh baked bread. Buttery. Salty. Sweet. Confusing?
You know what I am talking about, that perfect combination achieved through flour and yeast! Unforgettable, and not something you easily get over. These rolls…how to explain them? Pillowy soft, perfectly flavored, tender, and absolutely delicious. The definition of drool worthy!
All you have to know is if you serve these rolls to your family or friends, you will score huge points! And they will ask you to make them over and over and over again.
I want to say right now that I am a good cook. People like my food. I am not trying to brag, I just have to point out that in general, the food I prepare is loved and lavished. My in-laws still talk about my shrimp fried rice in reverent tones and it has been a year since I made it for them.
But baking, well…there are a few things I am very good at baking, like quick breads. But in general, I am not a great baker. I am getting much better, as practice makes perfect. But I wanted to make sure I gave you guys the absolute best recipes available for dinner rolls. And my rolls, while delicious, especially these rustic no knead ones that are perfect when you are in a hurry, aren’t the best I have ever had. So today I am sharing the best I have ever had.
This recipe is from my friend Michelle. It is her Grandma Volmar’s recipe, and I even had her write the instructions out for how exactly to make is there would be no confusion.
Tips for Simple Dinner Rolls
Two of the key things are:
- Dough Enhancer– She swears by this trick.
- Getting your water temp right- If you are too hot you will kill your yeast, not warm enough and the yeast won’t proof. So when it doubt, measure the temperature, or take time to proof the yeast.
- Let the dough rise properly. You can skip the first rise but the dough won’t be as light if you do.
- Checking the dough consistency. While I have listed amounts, watching the dough and making sure it is sticky, but pulls away from the sides of the bowl is key to a good roll. Every household is different, so add your flour, but watch the dough and adjust as needed.
- The second rise is also important. You want to touch the dinner rolls and see if they bounce back slowly. If they do, they are ready to bake!
Otherwise, these really are eazy peazy, and so darn good. They are no fuss. And the kind of rolls you could make on a weekday because they aren’t too hard to make, and are so good your whole family will love them. They go perfectly with soup, or chowder!
And they make a fantastic addition to your holiday table.
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