Everyone needs to have that go-to recipe for dinner rolls. Well, search no longer because these rolls are easy to make and dang delicious. Plus, one batch serves about 35 people. Win, win! So, take a look.
For years, I have used this great recipe for dinner rolls. It was delicious but I decided to make a few tweaks to make it just right. I wanted a recipe that could be cooked on a cookie sheet instead of a 9×13 pan so it would serve a lot of people. I also wanted them soft and fluffy. After a few adjustments, I came up with the perfect roll recipe (see below). So, take a look!
Don’t overthink the yeast
Alright, if you don’t activate the yeast correctly, your rolls just won’t turn out. But don’t stress. I usually put the yeast and the sugar in the bowl first. Then I warm the water in the microwave for about 40 seconds. If the water is so hot that you jerk your hand back, it’s obviously too hot. But yeast can withstand pretty warm water. You don’t want it to be too cool that it doesn’t activate. If it feels too hot, just let it sit for a bit.
Dough balls don’t have to be perfect
This recipe should be easy. So, when you are ready to form the dough balls, don’t worry if they aren’t all perfectly the same size. Just eyeball it. Break the dough up until you have about 32-36 balls. Put them on a sprayed cookie sheet and move on. Here’s a video of me forming the dough balls.
Good rolls take time
I used to try all of these quick rise roll recipes, but then I realized that good dinner rolls take time. These rolls do take longer than those quick-rise recipes but they always turn out bigger, fluffier and softer. Just set aside about 3-4 hours. I only spend about 20 minutes of actual work making these rolls. The rest of the time is spent on rising and cooking.
Start making your rolls!
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