Easy Dinner Rolls
Whether it's Thanksgiving or a standing Sunday-night gathering, there's one thing no dinner is complete without: warm rolls. We're not talking about the kind of rolls you buy at the store, though. (Cracking open a tube and baking its contents does not equal homemade, much to our chagrin.) We're talking about the real thing, which is easier to prepare than you might imagine. Try it tonight with this recipe for easy dinner rolls.
5 tablespoons butter
½ cup milk
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons active dry yeast
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Flaky salt, for garnishing
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan with nonstick spray.
2. In a medium pot, heat the butter, milk and ¾ cup water over medium-low heat. Heat until the butter is melted and the mixture is lukewarm to the touch, about 4 minutes.
3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the hook attachment, mix the flour with the salt, sugar and yeast to combine. Add the milk mixture and the egg to the bowl and mix on low speed to combine, about 3 minutes.
4. Increase the speed to medium and mix 3 minutes more. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled large bowl and then cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let the dough rise until it is almost double in size, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
5. Divide the dough into 12 even pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Arrange the rolls evenly in the prepared baking pan. Cover with a damp towel and let rise for 25 to 30 minutes.
6. Brush the rolls with melted butter and then sprinkle with flaky salt. Bake until the rolls are golden brown and baked through, 20 to 25 minutes.