Monday, November 3, 2014

Recipe of the Week: Mom's Best Dinner Rolls...

Hi, All! Recently my mom sent me a recipe that she's been using to make yummolicious dinner rolls. Since the weather has finally turned cooler, I decided to make a big pot of Tortellino Soup and a batch of her dinner rolls on Sunday afternoon. (Click HERE for my Tortellino Soup recipe.) Here's the recipe for Mom's Best Dinner Rolls:


  • 4 - 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 pkg. active dry yeast
  • 1 cup whole milk (I used 2% and the rolls turned out fine.)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp. butter
  • 2 eggs

In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast and salt. In a small sauce pan or in microwave safe bowl, heat milk, water and butter to 120 - 130 degrees. Add to dry ingredients; beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Add the 2 eggs; beat on high speed for 2 minutes more. Stir in enough flour to form a soft dough. (Dough will still be slightly sticky.)

Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic - about 6 - 8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning dough once to coat the top. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size - about 1 hour.

Punch down dough and turn onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into 24 portions and shape into balls. Divide the balls between 2 greased 13" x 9" baking pans. 

Cover with a clean, lightweight towel and let rise until doubled. (About 30 minutes to 1 hr.) Brush lightly with beaten egg if you are going to sprinkle with one of the topping ideas given below. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 - 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks. (NOTE: When not using a topping, rub the tops of the hot rolls with a stick of butter to keep them soft.)

Topping Ideas:

Parm - Garlic: 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan and 1/2 teaspoon dried, minced garlic.

Almond - Herb: 2 Tablespoons chopped, sliced almonds and 1/2 teaspoon each kosher salt, dried basil and dried oregano.

Everything: 1 teaspoon each poppy seeds, kosher salt, dried minced garlic, sesame seeds and dried minced onion.

Have a SUPER week!


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