When I was growing up, we had rolls at almost every supper. We loved a good floury-starch at the table *grin*. Now, I find myself feeling nostalgic and wanting the same at our dinner table. I love to make biscuits, but tonight I'm trying a classic dinner roll - EEK. If you're reading this, it means it was a success *grin* ...
** you need at least 2+1/2 hours for preparing/rising/cooking time **
Perfect Dinner Rolls
1 tbsp active dry yeast
2+1/4 cups warm water (110-115F)
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1/4 cup powdered milk/creamer
2+1/4 tsp salt
6 - 7 cups bread flour (I used cake & pastry flour)
- in a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
- add sugar, shortening, creamer, salt and 5 cups of flour.
- mix until smooth.
- stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
- turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8minutes.
- place in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat the top.
- cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled (about 1hr).
- punch dough down.
- turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 24 pieces.
- shape each into a roll, place 2 inches apart on baking sheets covered in cooking spray.
- cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
- bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
- remove from pans to wire racks.