When I imagine warm, melt-in-your-mouth homemade rolls these are what come to mind. I made these for Thanksgiving and served them with homemade raspberry honey butter and they were a big hit. Here’s how to make it happen…
2 cups warm water
2/3 cups nonfat dry milk (instant)
2 TB dry yeast
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp salt
1/3 cup butter
5 cups bread flour or all purpose
In the large bowl of an electric mixer, combine the water and milk powder and stir until the milk dissolves. Sprinkle the yeast on top and let it sit for a few minutes. Then add the sugar, salt, butter, egg and 2 cups of the flour. Mix on low speed of mixer until ingredients are wet, then turn to medium speed and mix for 2 minutes. Stop the mixer and add 2 more cups of flour then mix on low speed until the ingredients are wet, then turn mixer on medium speed and mix for 2 minutes.
The dough will be getting stiff and you may need to remove the bowl from the mixer and mix in the remaining flour by hand. Add approximately 1/2 cup of flour and mix again. (This can be done by hand or mixer). The dough should be soft, not overly sticky, and not stiff. (It is not necessary to use the entire amount of flour). Scrape the dough off the sides of the bowl and pour approximately on tablespoon of vegetable oil all around the sides of the bowl.
Turn the dough over in the bowl so it is covered with the oil. (This helps prevent the dough from drying out.) Cover with plastic and allow to rise in a warm place until double in size. Sprinkle your counter with flour and put the dough on the flour.
Roll out and cut into desired shape and size of rolls. Place on lightly greased baking pans. Let rise in a warm place until the rolls are double in size (approx. 1 hour). Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until browned. Brush with melted butter when taken out of the oven.