INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE QUICK DINNER ROLLS
- Flour : 2 1/2 cups
- Slightly warm milk (not hot) : 1/2 cup +2 tbsp
- 1 Egg
- Butter : 3 1/2 tbsp
- Yeast (instant/active dried yeast):1 tsp
- Sugar : 2 1/2 tbsp
- Salt:1 1/4 tsp
1. PREPARE THE QUICK DINNER ROLL DOUGH
Into a bowl, add all our ingredients together and mix them to form a shaggy mass of dough. Add the milk, sugar, yeast, egg, salt, butter and flour and mix them together. Transfer the dough onto a clean work surface and knead the dough until the dough become soft and elastic. Only a well kneaded dough can produce soft and fluffy dinner rolls .
How should i know my dough is kneaded well?
We can test the texture of the dough, If properly kneaded, the dough should stretch, without tearing or breaking, into a thin membrane that you can see through. If we are using bread flour it is easy to attain this stage of dough it may take around 10 minutes of kneading, As bread dough contains more proteins than all purpose flour. But if we are using all purpose flour, it may take longer to attain this stage of perfection. Our bread would still be good and soft even if our dough didn’t pass this window pane test. if the dough passes the window pane test ,and the one hour proofing, then it is guaranteed that your bread will be super soft and fluffy.
2. DIVIDE AND SHAPE THE DOUGH
Once our quick dinner roll dough is ready, divide the dough into 15 equal pieces. For more precision. Roll each piece of dough into small balls, tuck in the edges towards the center and roll the balls into small round balls. Place the rolls into a nonstick baking tray or on parchment lined baking tray or on a well greased baking tray.
3. PROOF THE DINNER ROLL DOUGH
Let the dough ball sit in a warm environment for about 60 minutes or until they puff up and get doubled in size. After an hour, brush the top of those rolls with an egg wash to make our rolls shiny and golden brown in color when they are baked. Now they are ready to to go into the oven.
4. BAKE THE DINNER ROLLS
Bake the rolls in a 375 degrees preheated oven for 18-20 minutes.
How to prevent the top of rolls from over browning ?
- You can place the baking tray away from the heating coils to prevent this issue. place baking tray in the lowest rack of the oven if the heating coils were on the top of your oven. You may also cover with foil half way through baking, if getting too brown.
If the dinner rolls are under baked, the inside will be doughy and they smell yeasty. So bake sufficiently for 17-20 minutes.