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Best Dinner Rolls

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Here’s a short story for you, my friends. Once upon a time, there was a girl who searched to the ends of the Earth for a dinner roll recipe that would suit her needs. She found many different varieties…some buttery, some hard, some yeasty, some crusty. But no recipe in all the land gave her exactly what she wanted: long-lasting fluffiness and perfect texture, delicious flavor, and easy technique. One day, when this girl was supposed to be taking a break from blog recipes, she accidentally created a magical recipe that was everything she had ever hoped for. She tested it again, and again it came out perfect. “It can’t be!” she cried. And she proceeded to stuff her face with bread.

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Guys. That was based on a true story. I may have never mentioned this before – but bread is one of my very favorite things on this planet. I am extremely picky about it, and it is very often my favorite part of the meal at restaurants. There is just nothing like bread fresh out of the oven. Nope. So, after years of looking for a rolls recipe that could be enjoyed for dinner, but then also enjoyed for the rest of the week with breakfast and lunch – I’ve found it. And, even though I was supposed to be taking a break… I just have to share it.

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This recipe is very tweak-able. If you want sweet bread, add some more honey. If you want cheesy bread, add your favorite grated cheese. If you want herbs, add some herbs. Have a party with it! And let me know how your tweaks turned out! I’d love to hear about some variations on this recipe.


Recipe follows after the jump –>

Best Dinner Rolls
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Have you been looking forever for rolls that are deliciously fluffy - and stay that way for days after being baked? You've come to the right place. These rolls are exactly that. And they are so easy to make it's ridiculous.
Serves: 20
For flouring your surface:
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
For the dough:
  • 2¼ tsp active dry yeast (or one .25 oz package)
  • 1⅜ cups warm water
  • ⅙ cup vegetable oil
  • ⅛ cup + 1 tbsp honey
  • 1¾ tsp salt
  • 2 cups bread flour (268 g)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour (256 g)
  • ½ egg, beaten (about 2 tbsp)
For the egg wash:
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp water
For coating:
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the yeast and warm water.
  2. Add the oil, honey, salt, and egg.
  3. Add the flours.
  4. Mix until the mixture comes together in a soft dough.
  5. Lightly flour a clean surface and, with floured hands, turn your dough out onto it. The dough can be a little sticky at this point.
  6. Knead the dough until it is smooth, about 5-6 minutes. If the dough begins to stick to your surface, lightly flour the surface again, repeating as necessary.
  7. Generously grease a mixing bowl, and move your dough into it. Rotate it in the bowl, so as to grease the surface of the dough.
  8. Cover with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel, and let the dough rise in a warm area until doubled, about 1 hour.
  9. Punch the dough down.
  10. Turn the dough back out onto a lightly floured surface.
  11. Divide the dough into 2 portions. Divide each of the two portions into ten pieces. Roll each piece into a ball.
  12. Grease two 9-inch cake pans and arrange ten dough balls inside each cake pan. Cover and let them rise in a warm area for 20-25 minutes.
  13. Combine the egg and water to make your egg wash. Brush the egg wash over the tops of the rolls of dough about 5 minutes before baking.
  14. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  15. Bake the rolls for 15-17 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
  16. Brush the butter over them.
  17. Enjoy!


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