Servings: 12 rolls
These soft & buttery dinner rolls can be whipped up and ready within 2hours – even on a cold day.Print Recipe
- Electric Mixer
- measuring cups
- Measuring Spoons
- mixing bowl
- 1¼ cup warm water
- 1 Tbsp yeast
- 1 Tbsp caster sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 3½ cups Flour start with 2½, then add by half cup till you get a good soft dough
- 45 g melted butter
- Activate (mix) your yeast in the warm water, with sugar. Allow to stand for 5 min till nice and bubbly. I do this in my stand mixer bowl to save on dishes but you do you.
- Once your yeast is bubbly, melt your butter in the microwave.
In your stand mixer
- Using your dough hook, mix on low the yeast mixture & 2½ cups of flour.
- Add in the melted butter and salt, then ½cup increments of remaining flour.
- Mix on ~speed 3 for 8min
- You want a soft dough which doesn't stick to your hands. *
- Roll your dough into a tight ball, place in a mixing bowl, cover and allow to rest for about an hour in a warmish environment. In a pinch, I use my oven at 50°C with oven door slightly ajar. This rises my dough in 30-45min.
- Once doubled in size, knock out the air and weigh the while ball of dough.
- Divide that number by 12 for 12 rolls. (mine worked out to ~54g last time I made it) doesn't seem like much but they do proof for a second time.
- Measure out and roll each ball and place into an oiled baking tray
- I place then about a finger width apart to allow for the rise. Cover with a dish towel. And allow to rise somewhere warm for a second time. Not the oven this time!
- Preheat your oven now to 180°C
- When they are smooshed up against each other, they are ready to bake. Totally optional: you can melt some butter and do a melted butter wash and sprinkle with salt *YUM*
- Bake for 15 min at 180°C – they will be golden and smelling divine. Enjoy
*Dependent on your water/dough ratio it’s about 1¼cup water to 3½cup flour. Humidity and temp in your kitchen could impact it. FEEL YOUR DOUGH!
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