While growing up, dinner rolls were an important part of most meals. These rolls are soft, sweet, traditional dinner rolls that are commonly served in the United States. They are a favorite roll to serve alongside of chicken or roast beef dinners.
Yield: 15 rolls
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours, 25 minutes
- 1 cup milk, room temperature
- 1/2 cup warm water, 95 to 110 degrees F
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2-1/4 tsp or 1 pkg (1/4 oz.) active dry yeast
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) soft butter
- 4 cups all-purpose flour, about
- In large bowl, add milk, warm water, sugar, yeast, and salt. Stir until dissolved. Add butter and 2 cups of flour. Mix well. Slowly add the remaining amount of flour until dough is formed. You may or may not use the full amount of flour.
- Turn dough out onto floured board. Knead dough for about 8 minutes, adding more flour by the tablespoon, if necessary. Grease a large bowl. Put dough into the bowl and then turn dough over so that the top of the dough is also lightly greased. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let the dough rise in warm, draft-free place until double in size or about 1 hour.
- Punch down dough. Turn it out onto a floured board and knead out all the bubbles for about 5 minutes. Divide the dough into 15 equal parts. Form each piece into a round roll. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 2 baking sheets. Set rolls on baking sheets, cover with clean kitchen towel, and allow to rise until double in size or for about a half hour. If desired, beat the white of one medium egg and a tablespoon of water in a small bowl. Brush egg white on top of rolls after they have risen.
- Bake rolls for about 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool on rack. Rolls can be frozen after they have completely cooled.