Good Old American White Rolls
Rich and delicious rolls to accompany your next meal whether breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
This recipe is featured at Completely Delicious.
This recipe makes 1 dozen rolls
|Bread Flour||3 cups|
|Active Dry Yeast||2+1/4 tsp|
Bread Machine Method
Place room temperature ingredients in pan in the order listed. Select dough cycle. Do not use the delay timer. Check dough consistency after 5 minutes of kneading. The dough should be in a soft, tacky ball. If it is dry and stiff, add water, 1/2 to 1 TBSP at a time. If it is too wet and sticky, add 1 TBSP of flour at a time. See our Bread Machine section for more helpful tips and information.
Hand-held mixer: In medium mixing bowl mix together yeast, 1 cup flour, sugar and salt. Combine milk and butter to 120° to 130°F (butter does not need to melt). With mixer on low speed, add liquids to flour mixture on low speed. Add eggs. Beat 3 minutes on medium speed. By hand, add enough remaining flour to make a firm dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic. Add additional flour if necessary.
Stand mixer: In mixer bowl mix together yeast, 1+1/2 cups flour, sugar and salt. Combine milk and butter to 120° to 130°F (butter does not need to melt). With mixer on low speed, add liquids to flour mixture on low speed. Add eggs. Beat 3 minutes on medium speed. Gradually add flour and knead with dough hook(s) 5 to 7 minutes until smooth and elastic.
Rising, Shaping and Baking
Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until dough tests ripe. Divide dough into 4 parts; divide each part into 3 pieces. For pan rolls, shape each piece into a smooth ball, place in a greased 9-inch cake pan. For individual rolls, place balls in greased muffin pan cups or 2 to 3 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Cover; let rise until indentation remains when touched. Bake in a 375°F preheated oven: pan rolls, 20 to 25 minutes; individual rolls, 12 to 15 minutes. If desired, lightly brush with butter. Remove from pan and cool.
Baker's Tip: A nice sweet glaze topping for these rolls can be made with 3 tablespoons of melted butter and 2 teaspoons of honey. Brush the rolls with this mixture right after you remove them from the oven.
You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) yeast for Active Dry Yeast. Traditional methods- replace 1:1. Expect your dough to rise faster; always let your dough rise until ‘ripe’. Bread Machines- use 1/2 tsp Instant yeast (or 3/4 tsp Active Dry yeast) per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information.