May 5, 2011

Oh Sweet Dinner Rolls

It's no secret that I love sweets. Sweets of all kinds. Sweets in all forms. (By the way, these cookies are up for grabs at Bloggers Bake for Hope. Go donate!). I always want something sweet after every meal. This is kind of annoying and I try really hard to ignore the craving, but I need to have a bite of chocolate, or cookie, something. Hence why we have a chocolate bag in the house (with snickers, m&m's, hershey's kisses, cadbury eggs..mainly all leftover holiday chocolate). And a baked good of some form is constantly in our goodie box. But I'm not alone here. The hubbs is just as bad.

These dinner rolls have a slight sweetness to them. It has to be the whole wheat flour (and oh yes, the sugar). But they're really, really good, my favorite dinner rolls to date (even though these are the first I've ever made. Share your dinner roll recipes with me!!).   

This was my first time making dinner rolls and it was so easy! I made about thirty of them, all various sizes, and froze a big batch of them. They were still great days later, although of course, the first day they're fresh out of the oven is the best. I'd suggest making them for your next dinner party (if you have those) and wow the socks off your guests.

And you should make a roast chicken to go with it..just saying. :)

Source: adapted from

1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45
degrees C)
1/2 cup warm milk
1 egg
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1/4 cup butter, softened

Warm up the water and milk in the microwave for 1 minute and 15 seconds. Pour the liquids into the bowl of a stand-in mixer (or a large bowl, if you're using a hand mixer). Stir in the sugar until dissolved. Stir in the yeast. After about 10 minutes, mixture should be foamy. Mix in the salt, butter and egg, then mix the flour a half cup at a time. Knead on a floured counter for 5 minutes, place dough back in bowl and let rise for about 45 minutes to an hour. After the dough has risen, punch down, and knead on the floured counter again, 3-4 minutes. Roll out the dough and cut out long stripes. Cut the stripes in half and roll each piece into balls. Let it rise for 30 minutes. Bake them at 375 for 12-15 minutes.

P.S. Happy Cinco de Mayo!! How are you celebrating today?

1 comment:

  1. These rolls look delicious, and I think they'd go perfectly with baked chicken. Great idea! :)


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