Wow, were these yeast rolls easy to make! And very delicious! They are perfect for any dinner party, special occasion or holiday dinner.
One Easter many years ago, I had the bright idea to volunteer to bring homemade rolls to my sister-in-law’s for the holiday dinner. Since I had never made such rolls, it was a not-so-bright move on my part. All in all, the rolls were a disaster. Hard as rocks with no taste. And they took all day to make!
When I saw this recipe from Fleischmann’s, I was intrigued. Since the company makes yeast, I figured they would know a thing or two about yeast rolls.
This recipe is really easy to put together. What takes some time is the resting and rising stages of the dough.
I promise that even a novice baker will have success with these rolls!
Easy Dinner Rolls
2 to 2 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour
1 envelope (1/4 oz.) Fleischmann’s rapid rise yeast
2 T sugar
½ tsp. salt
½ cup whole milk
¼ cup water
2 T butter (salted or unsalted)
1 T grated Parmesan cheese
Pinch of dried rosemary
Pinch of Herbs de Provence or mixed dried herbs
Shortening for greasing the pan
Combine ¾ cup of flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
In a small saucepan, heat milk, water and butter until very warm (120 to 130 degrees) and butter is melted.
Add the liquid to the flour mixture. Beat with electric mixer at medium speed for two minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Add ¼ cup flour; beat two minutes at high speed. Stir in enough remaining flour (1 to 1 ¼ cups) to make a soft dough.
On a lightly floured board or surface, knead the dough until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes. Cover dough with a clean dishtowel and let it rest for 10 minutes.
Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Shape into balls and place in a greased, 8-inch round pan or pie dish. Cover with the towel and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven on a lower rack for 18-20 minutes or until done.
Makes 12 rolls.