Who doesn’t love a warm, buttery roll to go along with a nice bowl of soup or Sunday supper? Let me show you how to make Bread Machine Dinner Rolls the easy way from scratch! The machine does all the kneading and rising for you.
Since my love affair with yeast, there’s almost not a weekend that goes by I don’t make some type of homemade bread or rolls. The thing is, I don’t want to be tied up on doing just that. Babysitting the process takes a big chunk out of the day. This is probably why most people just grab a bag of premade ones from the grocer’s bakery aisle. But let’s face it, there is nothing better than a fresh, warm, buttery, fluffy dinner roll to accompany a meal.
Stick around for the recipe of these delicious Bread Machine Dinner Rolls. One of the best countertop appliance purchases I’ve made has been a bread machine. Depending on how you’re going to use it, there’s really no need to break the bank buying one. For under $100 you can pick-up a bread machine like this Breadman. Shop around for the best price.
The beauty of having a bread machine is that you can adapt just about any bread recipe that uses yeast. I tend to use mine primarily for making the dough. Here are some simple steps in achieving perfect dough, every time.
- Pre-measure all of the ingredients. Unless called for otherwise, make sure your ingredients are at least room temperature. I like to use an egg in my recipe, so it sits on the counter while I measure out everything else.
Place the ingredients in the pan in a specific order.
- All wet ingredients go in first. This would be warm liquid (such as milk or water), egg, and butters.
- All of the dry ingredients called for in the recipe, except the yeast, should be whisked together in a separate bowl. This would be flours, sugar, salt, herbs and the like. Gently add on top of the wet ingredients using a large spoon. Do not mix in.
- Make a small crater, or divet, in the top of the flour mixture. Carefully spoon in the yeast.
Then shut the lid, select the dough setting, and start! In about an hour and a half the dough will have been perfectly mixed, kneaded, and risen. It should look like this. Now the fun part. And messy part. Depending on how you look at it. Remove the pan from the machine and turn it upside down to release the dough onto a floured surface. Have about a 1/4 cup extra flour for dusting as you roll it out. Roll it out in an even rectangle, then using a pizza cutter, cut into equal sections. Then form each section into a ball and place evenly in a lightly greased baking pan. Since I planned on using the leftover rolls for making sandwich sliders, I made them a little larger than normal. This recipe will yield 12 to 15 rolls.
Cover the rolls with lightly greased plastic wrap and place them in a warm spot to rise. Hint: The warmest place in our house in the Winter is on top of the satellite TV receiver in the entertainment center. While Hubs watches football, he can keep an eye on the rolls as well. Wink wink.
Once they double in size and the sides are touching, put them in a 350 degree oven and bake for about 10 minutes until golden brown on top. Have melted butter at the ready so you can glaze the tops with a decadent, shimmery coating. Don’t overdo the butter, though. You’ll end up with soggy rolls. So go easy.
These lovely Bread Machine Dinner Rolls don’t go without effort, but having the dough made for you saves half the fuss.
Now it’s your turn! Here’s my own go-to recipe for you to make. Fair warning – they will be gobbled up in no time. Enjoy!
- 3 cups all-purpose flour (King Arthur brand is best)
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- ¾ teaspoon table salt
- 1 cup warm milk (90-100 degrees)
- 2 tablespoons softened butter, room temperature
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 2 teaspoons yeast, instant or regular (I use SAF brand)
- Additional butter and flour as needed.
- Pre-measure all ingredients.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the first 3 dry ingredients. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, add milk. Microwave for 30-45 seconds, until warm.
- Place the warm milk in the bread machine pan.
- Add egg and butter.
- Carefully spoon dry ingredients on top the wet ingredients. Do not mix in.
- Make a small crater on top of the flour with a spoon. Add yeast.
- Close lid and place the machine on the dough setting. Press start.
- In the meantime, lightly grease a 13 x 9 inch baking pan with shortening.
- Prepare a surface to roll out the dough. Have extra flour on hand for dusting.
- When dough has fully risen, approximately 1-1/2 hours, remove pan from machine.
- Turn the pan upside down and pull the dough out onto the prepared work surface.
- Punch down and knead a few times with hands to remove excess air bubbles in dough.
- Roll out in a large rectangle about 1 inch thick.
- Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut into 12 -15 pieces, depending on desired roll size.
- Form each piece into a ball and space evenly in prepared pan.
- Cover with plastic wrap or a plastic lid. Let rise in warm place until double in size.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, or until rolls are golden brown on top.
- Remove from oven. Lightly brush on melted butter, if desired.
- Remove rolls from pan to prevent them from becoming soggy. Place on wire rack.
- Serve when ready. Store extra rolls that have been cooled completely in plastic bags.
Do you have a favorite roll recipe to share? Please do so in the comments below. Remember, sharing is caring.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!