Easy Handmade Bread Rolls
For years, making bread from scratch seemed daunting to me. I’d make a homemade meal, but always pick up a loaf of bread from the store. Finally, I decided to try my hand at bread making (sans a bread making machine), and I have to say, I was all wrong about bread. Today, I find something very satisfying about making something as hearty and versatile as bread, and I’d recommend anyone who has shied away from it to give it a try.
Below is a simple recipe for the most amazing dinner rolls I’ve ever tasted, which are pictured above. I enjoy serving them when I have family or friends over. Undoubtedly they ask where I bought them and then proceed to take the recipe home.
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tsp salt
5 tsp active dry yeast
5 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, melted
First, in a saucepan over medium heat, heat the milk, sugar, water and salt. Then, remove from the heat and add the eggs and yeast to the saucepan. Next, measure your flour in a large bowl and make a well in the center. Pour the milk mixture into the well but do not stir. Cover it with a lid and let it stand 20 to 30 minutes. Afterwards, pour the melted butter in the flour and mix well. Knead the mixture lightly, cover and let rise for 20 to 30 minutes. Proceed to then shape the dough into rolls and put on a baking sheet. Let them rise again 20 to 30 minutes. Place the baking sheet in a preheated oven at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 15 minutes or until done.
The rolls are amazing by themselves, but feel free to spread with butter (I love butters with herbs mixed in, for example, rosemary butter) or dip in olive oil. Bon appetit!