Monday, February 14, 2011

Dinner Rolls... the easy way

In an attempt to fill my family's bellies with less expense, I have been messing around with breads... This was the best success yet.

I stumbled across the recipe on Nancy's Recipes and had to try it.... EL YUMMO!

Awesome Bread Machine Rolls
1 cup water
2 Tbs butter, softened
1 egg
3 1/4 cups bread flour (start with 3 cups and see if you need the extra 1/4 cup ~ I always need it)
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
3 tsp yeast
Put all ingredients on the pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Use the dough cycle.
When finished, pull apart into 15 (or more) balls. Place on greased cookie sheet 2″ apart and brush with melted butter. Cover and set in slightly warm place to rise for about 30-40 minutes or until nearly doubled in size.
Bake at 375ยบ for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Remove and brush with butter again.
Makes 15 or more depending on size.
This dough was LOVELY straight from the machine... All I did was shape it in to a strange version of Parker rolls, rise again, and bake. They were fabulous.

I found a nice place ( Bread Machine Digest ) with all those spiffy "how to form rolls" instructions. I have been fascinated by these diagrams since I was a kiddo leafing through my mom's Betty Crocker & Tassajara Bread cookbooks.


  1. Inexpensive is always good, the rolls sound delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. Yum! I'm going to have to try this!

  3. Thank you for trying my recipe and for the link!!