Freshly baked bread is a special treat. Many people even get up early in the morning to make a quick run to the bakery and buy warm rolls, buns or loaves. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could bake your own bread at home? We know most people think that making bread requires a lot of effort and special equipment. With this recipe, you will be surprised that these lightly sweet, soft and moist bread rolls are just easy and simple to make. You will not even need a mixer; just an oven. You also don’t need to spend too much time and effort kneading the dough. The only thing that takes time is letting the dough rise which actually does not require any effort at all. Reward yourself with the wonderful smell of bread rolls baking in the oven right in your very own kitchen.
• 3 tbsp unsalted butter
• ½ cup of cold milk
• 2 tbsp sugar
• ¼ tsp salt
• 1 large egg
• 2 tsp active dry yeast
• 1 ¾ cups of all-purpose flour
• 1 egg white
This recipe takes about 25 minutes to make. The dough needs to rise for a total of 2 hours and 30 minutes. Serves 6 rolls.
Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat.
Once the butter melts, turn off heat.
Mix in cold milk, sugar, salt, and egg.
Stir in yeast and let the mixture sit for 1 minute.
Add 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour.
Mix until you get a sticky dough.
Cover the Dutch oven with the lid and let the dough sit for 1 hour.
Knead the dough for 1 minute.
Cover the Dutch oven again with the lid and let the dough sit for 30 minutes.
Knead the dough for 1 more minute, then transfer to a floured surface.
Dust your hands with flour and knead the dough until it is no longer sticky.
Divide the dough into 6 equal portions.
Roll each portion into a cylinder.
Form a knot by holding the end of the cylinder, wrap the dough around your fingers, then tuck the other end in the center from the bottom.
Repeat this process for the rest of the cylinders.
Place the rolls on a greased 7″x8″ baking pan.
Cover the pan with a clean towel and let the dough rise again for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Brush the top of each bread roll with egg white.
Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
Brush the rolls again with egg white and bake for 1 more minute.
Enjoy freshly baked dinner rolls.
Ideas And Tips:
• You can add raisins, nuts or seeds to the dough. You can also stuff the rolls with fruit jams, chocolate, cheese or even deli meats.
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