Scenario: You are having a dinner party, and you have everything planned, but the bread. Homemade bread would put the menu over the top. But who has time? And what if you kill the yeast? What if you don’t knead the dough just right? Before you give up on the idea of hot, fresh, homemade bread, try these buttery dinner rolls!
The bread machine handles the dough and all you have to do is roll these little beauties up and bake them! I have made these rolls about a million times. They seriously go with any meal. And your house will smell divine:-)
TIP: If possible, time these so that you are eating them about twenty minutes after you pull them out of the oven. They will be the perfect temperature. Pull them apart and enjoy!
3/4 cup salted butter – room temperature
3 eggs – room temperature
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups bread flour (all purpose works too)
2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast – or one packet of yeast
1/4 cup white sugar
Put the four cups of flour in bottom of bread machine pan. Add the sugar, yeast and salt. Pour the warm milk over the flour mixture. Add 1/2 cup butter (1 stick). Wait five minutes for the milk to cool. Then add two (lightly beaten) eggs and start the dough cycle. When the cycle is finished, the dough will be warm and rising.
Melt four tablespoons of butter. Use the butter to grease the bottom and sides of a glass 9×13 pan. Use the remaining butter to coat your (CLEAN) hands.Then roll the dough into 24 balls of dough and place them into the pan in four lines. Coat your hands with butter several times as you roll the dough. They should look like this:
Place the pan in a warm area. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Cover the pan loosely with saran wrap. Wait about thirty minutes until the rolls have risen nicely. Separate the last egg. Beat the egg whites. Use a pastry brush to brush the tops of the rolls with the egg whites. Do this gently, so the rolls don’t fall. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until browned on the top and the bottom.