Buttery Dinner Rolls

For Thanksgiving I made some deliciousness. Hot buttery rolls that are light and fluffy. Perfection in carb form.  They are made from the same dough  I use to make cinnamon buns. I get three pans of rolls(6-8 rolls per pan), plenty for a few dinners and they freeze really well.



2 cups milk
1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 package yeast
5 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 Tablespoon salt
1 egg

Warm the milk, 1/2 cup butter and the sugar over low heat until luke warm.

When the butter has melted, the sugar dissolved and the whole mixture no hotter than 110°, add the yeast and stir to dissolve. Allow yeast to bloom for 10-15 minutes.

In a separate bowl, stir together 4 cups of flour, the baking powder and the salt.

Add the egg to the flour mixture.

When the milk mixture is bubbly, pour into the flour/egg mixture and stir until all combined.

Cover with a towel and allow to rise about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of flour on the counter. Place the dough on the flour and knead by hand 5-10 minutes, until the dough is smooth and no longer sticky, working in the flour as needed.

Divide the dough in thirds and then into sixths or eighths.

Roll each dough ball into a smooth round, pinching the bottoms.

Melt the remaining butter and dip each dough ball in butter and then arrange in a pan. If you would like to save the rolls for later, tightly cover with plastic wrap and freeze. If you are ready to bake, allow the rolls to rise in the pan until doubled in size.

When ready to bake the frozen rolls, take the rolls out of the freezer and allow to defrost overnight in the fridge. Unwrap the rolls and allow to rise on the countertop until doubled in size, about 45 minutes. You could also turn the oven on for about 5 minutes, then turn it off and stash the unwrapped rolls in the warm oven to thaw and rise.

Preheat the oven to 425°.

Before you put the rolls in the oven, make a little foil hat to cover the rolls in case they might burn. Leave the foil off to begin with but keep an eye on the roll tops, if they are getting too brown, pop the foil on top for the remaining cooking time.

Bake rolls 10-15 minutes.

These rolls are so simply light and buttery with a delicate texture. They are so great hot out of the oven.


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