Is there anything much more homey and comforting the Homemade Dinner Rolls? I think not. These are so nostalgic and just perfect. Simple flavors from egg, milk, butter and yeast. Amazing by themselves, with a little pat of butter, or with a roast and delicious gravy. You can’t go wrong with these incredible Homemade Dinner Rolls! 125% Loon Approved!
Homemade Dinner Rolls
- 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water 105 F to 115 F
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1/4 cup warmed whole milk 105 F to 115 F, plus an extra tablespoon for brushing the unbaked rolls
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted and then slightly cooled
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
- 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- Softened butter for greasing the pan
- Sesame seeds or poppy seeds for topping the unbaked rolls
- In a small bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the warm water and let it stand for 5 minutes. Then, stir to dissolve the yeast.
- Mix the cold water and hot milk together in the bowl of a heavy stand mixer (or large bowl) to cool the milk to tepid.
- Add the dissolved yeast, melted butter, sugar, egg yolk, and salt.
- On low speed, with the paddle attachment, mix enough of the flour to make a soft dough that cleans the sides of the bowl.
- Change to the dough hook and mix on medium-low speed, adding more flour as needed, until the dough is smooth, elastic, and tacky, about 6 minutes.
- Lightly butter a medium bowl. Shape the dough into a bowl and put the dough in the bowl, turn the ball to coast it, and leave smooth side up.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let stand in a warm place until it is double in volume, about 1 to 2 hours.
- Lightly butter an 11 1/2" x 8" baking dish. Turn the dough out onto an unfloured work surface and knead briefly.
- Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and shaped each into a taut ball.
- Place the balls, smooth sides up, equally spaced, in the baking dish.
- Cover loosely the dish with plastic wrap and let stand in a warm place until almost doubled in volume, about 30 minutes to an hour.
- Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Lightly brush the tops of the balls with some of the milk and sprinkle with the seeds.
- Bake until the rolls are fully risen and golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
- Serve warm or cooled to room temperature.