Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy.
PRINTABLE RECIPE HERE
Ingredients: (Yields 24 small rolls)
All purpose flour – 3 1/2 cups #KingArthurflour
Instant yeast – 1 tsp dissolve in 1/3 cup luke warm water
Sugar – 1/3 cup
Milk – 3/4 cup (slightly warmed)
Butter – 1/2 cup( in stages)+ 2 tbsp for brushing (room temperature)
Large egg -1 (in room temperature)
Salt – 1 tsp
1.First dissolve the yeast in slightly warm water (over heated water will kill yeast) keep aside for 5 mts and let it become cloudy.
2.Lightly whisk everything that is egg, sugar, milk, 5tbsp of butter (almost melted in microwave for 30 seconds allow it to cool if hot) salt and the yeast. Now the liquid part is ready gradually add only 1 1/2 cups of flour to it. Keep stirring it continuously with a wooden ladle or fork for 3-4 minutes (it will look like pan cake batter don’t worry) This helps to form the gluten.
3.Then gradually add the remaining flour to it and mix well. Once the its hard to mix use your hands and knead for 2-3 minutes more. It will be a very sticky messssy dough. That is what we are looking for as the stickier the dough the softer the dinner roll.
4.Keep the dough cover in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours. The dough will rise and double in size.
Now sprinkle some flour on the work station and divide the dough into two. Spread each one into a 13 inch round. Spread 1 tbsp butter on it.
5.Cut the round into four then each piece into 3. You will get 12 pieces in one round. we are having 2 rounds that makes 24 rolls.
Roll each piece from outside to inside that is broad side to tapering end to a crescent shape.
6.On a greased baking tray keep each prepared roll one row will accommodate 8 (make 3 rows of 8 so the 24 fit in well.
7. Keep it loosely covered to rise for 1 more hour it should double in size and will touch each other thats fine.. In the last 10 minutes preheat oven to 375 ° F and bake the dinner rolls in the middle rack for about 15 to 19 minutes until the top just begins to slightly brown.(It will brown more as it sits)
Remove the tray from oven and very gently smear melted butter on top without punching it too much and deflating.
Serve warm dinner rolls by pulling apart each one.
Dinner roll can be served with soups or along with other Holiday sides.