Honestly, when you think Homemade Dinner Rolls, do you think quick and easy? Do you think of something that can be made in about thirty-five minutes? Me neither. At least not until I found this recipe. Making homemade dinner rolls is nothing new to me. I’ve got a really good recipe for Sweet Potato Buttermilk Rolls, but it’s not something I can just whip together really fast.
I found this recipe on Christmas Eve, looking for a dinner roll recipe for Christmas Dinner. Yes, I don’t mean to brag, but I always make homemade dinner rolls for Christmas dinner. Just because they’re Easy Dinner Rolls doesn’t mean they lack anything though.
There’s nothing better than homemade bread as far as I’m concerned. That’s why I made another batch of these Easy Dinner Rolls last night when I was making Sloppy Joe’s. They would also go nice with pulled pork or my Slow Cooker Brisket recipe.
In many of my recipes I say a stand mixer would be nice, but a hand mixer will do. Well for this recipe I think a stand mixer would really work best. I have made dinner rolls like this by mixing dough by hand, but I think your best bet is using something like my Kitchen Aid stand mixer for this recipe.
The very first thing I did was add some olive oil and sugar to the bowl of my stand mixer. Then I added a couple tablespoons of active dry yeast and a cup of warm water (it has to be pretty warm, like hot water from your faucet). I whisked the ingredients together and let it sit for fifteen minutes.
When the yeast was done fermenting I added one egg and a little salt. Then I mixed in three and a half cups of flour. Not all at once though. I add two cups, and used the hook attachment of my Kitchen Aid to mix the ingredients together. I mixed in the rest of the flour a half cup at a time, making sure it was fully mixed before adding more.
Finally I was left with a big giant sticky ball of dough, that I separated into four equal pieces. Then I separated each of those into three, leaving me with a dozen clumps of dough that were close to equal. Close enough. I coated my hands with a little flour, then rolled these clumps of dough into balls, and laid them on a greased baking sheet (I was all out of parchment paper).
I baked the rolls for ten minutes and they were done. Light, fluffy, and still warm out of the oven. Ready to be used as a dinner roll or a hamburger bun.
This is the Kitchen Aid mixer that I have and I really love it. The mixer comes with three attachments. A dough hook that I have not used yet for mixing and kneading yeast dough, a wire attachment when you need to incorporate air into a mixture like whip cream, meringue cookies, or angel food cake. And finally a paddle attachment for cake, brownies, frosting, and even mashed potatoes.
The Kitchen Aid mixer has a total of ten speed settings from a very slow stir to a very fast whip. This thing is a solid machine and I’ve heard they last a very long time. I was fortunate enough to have a friend that got a free Kitchen Aid mixer and she gave me her old one. If you’re not that fortunate to have one of these just handed to you then click here.
Adapted from Kitchen Meets Girl