I love a good dinner roll. I mean, when you think about Texas Roadhouse what comes to mind? THE ROLLS. So perfecting a dinner roll that didn’t require a lot of work was important to me. I made vegetable soup this week and these rolls were the perfect pair.
I am not the best at kneading bread. I got a bread machine just to do the kneading for me. It mixes the dough to the perfect consistency and I take it out right after it rises but before it actually starts to bake. This dough can be used to make pizza, cinnamon rolls, a loaf of bread or rolls. I have tried it all plus you can double the recipe and freeze the rest for later as well.
So, the perfect yeast rolls starts with buttermilk. I know, what your thinking, yuck! I have found that buttermilk is the secret to ANYTHING related to bread. It makes my pancakes melt in your mouth and my rolls a fluffy perfection. Trust me on this one! If you don’t have buttermilk, you can take a cup of milk and add a tablespoon of vinegar and let set for a few minutes. BAM, buttermilk!
1 cup of warm buttermilk
1 tablespoon yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 large egg
3 cups of flour
2 tablespoons butter, melted for tops
- Put the buttermilk, butter and egg in the bread machine.
- Place flour in the center on top of liquid and form a small hole in center.
- Place the yeast in the center.
- Place sugar on sides of the flour and then sprinkle salt over everything.
- Put bread machine on ultra fast 1.5 lb and take it out right before it starts to bake. This typically takes about 30 minutes to form dough and rise. You can also choose to knead by hand and let rise.
- After the dough has been kneaded and finished rising, take a shallow pan and butter the bottom and sides. Sprinkle a little flour over the butter.
- Heat oven to 225 degrees.
- Take the dough and pinch off small pieces to form little dough balls. Forming a dough ball by pulling the dough down and tucking the ends under the ball. Place them on the greased and floured pan about an inch apart.
- After creating the dough balls, turn off oven and place pan inside for dough to rise once more for about 30 minutes.
- After that, brush butter gently on rolls in oven, turn oven to 375 degrees and let rolls bake for 10-12 minutes.
Dough should not be sticky to the touch after kneading.
Rolls will need to rise twice, once in bread machine and once after making the dough balls.
You do not have to use a bread machine but it makes this recipe flawless.
I must warn you that these rolls are meant for sharing! Otherwise, you might eat them all right out of the oven. So make sure to share with a friend or neighbor, enjoy!