Dinner Rolls

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I prefer taking photographs using natural light. Here in New England at this time of year, natural light is in short supply. No more waking up early in order to bake and capture images in the dawn’s early light. But since it is the holiday season, I will just have to use artificial light to get the shots I need, in order to share these amazingly easy homemade dinner rolls.

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Do you have an hour to spare? That is all you need to make these beauties. An hour…and a microwave, an oven and some run of the mill kitchen utensils, and the ingredients, right.

Milk, a bit of butter a touch of sugar are heated to 125 degrees in the microwave. That takes just one minute in mine.

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Between 120 and 130 degrees F is what we are after here.

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After combining flour, yeast and salt in bowl, the milk mixture is poured in and combined with an at room temperature egg.

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After the dough is kneaded on a lightly floured surface, we score it to measure out our twelve portions.

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We roll the dough into little balls and place them into a greased dish. Let’s cover them so they can rise in a nice warm place, away from drafts and opportunistic dogs ;)

After a measling half hour, we are ready to bake them! They take another half hour in the oven and then we can eat them :)

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These are perfect warm with a pat of butter. They also make great mini sandwiches.

Dinner Rolls

  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. butter
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. sugar

Combine in a heatproof bowl and microwave on high for about a minute. Check with a thermometer that the mixture is between 120-130 degrees F.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/8 teaspoon yeast
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg

Combine in a large bowl. Add milk mixture and an egg that is room temperature.

Add about 1/4 cup flour and knead for a couple minutes. Roll dough out or pat down and score to make twelve equal portions. Roll each portion into a ball and place in a greased 8×8 pan. Cover and let rise for half an hour.

Bake in a preheated 350F oven for about 30 minutes or until browned.

(This recipe was halved from it’s original quantity of 24 from Our Best Bites)

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