Perfectly Soft Dinner Rolls
Do you serve bread at your dinner table? Then these Perfectly Soft Dinner Rolls are yours. Please be warned, that they are dangerously delicious and if you're not careful, may ruin your appetite.
melted and cooled
Pour warm water in a bowl and add yeast and a tiny pinch of sugar. Allow yeast to work mixture into a frothy surface. This takes 5-10 minutes. (note 1)
Place flour and salt in a mixing bowl, add the yeast mixture, salt, milk, butter and egg.
Mix until combined; it is a slightly sticky dough. You can use a spoon or your hands.
Cover the bowl and allow to rise in a warm place for about 1-2 hours until doubled or more. You will see bubble in the dough.
Dust your work place with flour, take the dough out of the bowl and shape it into a log. No need to knead.
Cut the log in 6 pieces.
Form a ball of each piece and place all 6 in a with parchment-paper-lined baking dish.
Cover with plastic foil that you first sprayed with oil or cooking spray to avoid sticking to the rolls.
Now allow the rolls to rise again. This will take about 45 minutes.
Once the 2nd rise is completed, place the dish in a preheated oven of 390 degrees F and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the top of the rolls is golden brown. Tap with your nail to hear a hollow sound.
Remove rolls from oven and brush with the melted butter for a beautiful shine.
Place dinner rolls on a wire rack to cool a little before serving.
The tiny pinch of sugar is to wake-up and feed the yeast. It is such a small amount of sugar that I still call the rolls sugar-free