If you look up the word weakness in my dictionary, you will probably find the word “bread”. Seriously, who doesn’t love a slice of homemade bread fresh out of the oven? Or the perfect homemade roll loaded down with butter? I am always trying new and different bread recipes and I think I may have found the perfect roll recipe. It is so easy and SO good! Even better, there is no kneading by hand!
CAST OF CHARACTERS
4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 Tbls yeast
1 1/2 Tsp salt
3/4 cup water
2/3 cup milk
4 Tbls (1/2 stick) butter
1 1/2 Tsp lemon juice
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. In the bowl of an electric mixer whisk together 4 cups of flour, sugar, yeast, and salt.
In a medium bowl, heat the water, milk, and butter, just until the butter is almost melted, about a minute and a half.
With the dough hook attached add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients and mix on medium speed adding additional flour as needed until the dough is slightly sticky but manageable. Knead for 3-4 minutes until smooth and elastic.
Cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap and let sit for 10 minutes.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Press into a rectangle shape about 1/2 inch thick. With a pizza cutter or knife cut into equal sized pieces. You should have 14-15 squares. Form each square into a ball and place into a buttered 13×9 pan. Wet your fingertips and rub over the top of the rolls to prevent drying while they are rising.
Place pan into oven and turn off heat. Let rise for 20 minutes. Remove from oven. See how fluffly they are?
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Bake rolls for 15-17 minutes until golden brown. I almost forgot to make a picture before they were all gone!
You really need to try these rolls…they are delicious!