Light and Fluffy Dinner Rolls-so easy to make they’ll become a family favorite!
It’s been a while since I shared with you some yeast infused deliciousness. That’s about to change.
I’ve been playing with yeast. A lot. And when you play with yeast, the yeasty beasties start to get all giddy and happy in your kitchen. OK, yeasty beasties is something I completely made up but the principle is there. The more you use yeast, the friendlier your kitchen will become to the yeast spores that are in the air. See, Yeasty Beasties sound more friendly.
This recipe for dinner rolls has got to be the best, the easiest, the most foolproof recipe I’ve ever used. Just mix it up in your mixer. Let it rise, shape it, let it rise again, and bake. I’ve made it with fast acting yeast, with regular yeast. I’ve let it rise in the fridge, on the counter, I’ve let it over rise. I shaped it into rolls, breadsticks, even loaf bread.
If you’ve been afraid to use yeast, always wanted to use yeast, been meaning to try your hand at yeast recipes, this is the recipe to start with. And your family will thank you. There is nothing better than fresh baked rolls with a meal. Or the next day, still just as fresh, split open with some ham thrown on it, maybe a slice of cheese or just a swipe of butter.
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- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 1 1/2 cups hot tap water
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
- In the bowl of your mixer, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, salt and yeast. using the paddle attachment, add hot water. Mix on low speed until all combined. Add in shortening and egg, continuing to stir until all blended. Switch to dough hook and add remaining flour. Knead dough for 10 minutes. Dough will be very soft and sticky.
- Transfer dough to a large greased bowl, turning dough to coat. Cover with a damp towel and let rise in a warm location until doubled in size.
- Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Roll dough into a long log and dived dough evenly into 12/15 pieces. Shape each peice into a ball and place in a greased 9 x 13 pan. Cover with towel and let rise again until doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 15-18 minutes, until golden on top.
How about some more dinner ideas?