Melt in Your Mouth Sweet Dinner Rolls Recipe


Melt in Your Mouth Sweet Rolls
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Who is bringing the rolls for dinner? Why not you? This sweet dinner roll recipe is easy. These melt in your mouth rolls can be your perfect dinner contribution!

These rolls are deliciously light, and airy with a hint of sweetness. The two ingredients that make them special are the sweet cream butter and eggs. The buttery taste and pull apart flakiness is why these rolls won’t last very long on your dinner table! There is nothing quite like the taste of warm buttered rolls straight from the oven.

For a unique centerpiece for your farmhouse table, try placing these rolls into a basket decorated with fresh herbs branches or fresh flowers.

Ingredients:

  1. ¾ cup milk
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1 ¼ teaspoon salt
  4. ½ cup butter + a small amount extra for brushing tops of the rolls
  5. 2 packages dry active yeast (4½ teaspoons)
  6. 5 ¼ cups bread flour
  7. 3 eggs at room temperature
  8. ⅓ cup warm water

Making the Sweet Dinner Rolls:

add milk, sugar, salt and butter in a small saucepan and heat on low until the butter is just melted and stir until sugar is dissolved.              
 remove from heat, and cool to lukewarm
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  • add milk, sugar, salt and butter in a small saucepan and heat on low until the butter is just melted and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • remove from heat, and cool to lukewarm
add warm water to large mixing bowl or stand mixer
add yeast water water and blend with a fork
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  • add warm water to large mixing bowl or stand mixer
  • add yeast water water and blend with a fork

when the milk mixture is lukewarm, add it to the mixing bowl with the yeast
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  • when the milk mixture is lukewarm, add it to the mixing bowl with the yeast
add flour and eggs
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  • add flour and eggs
attach a dough hook to your mixer and mix on low speed until dough is stretchy and pulls away from the edges of the mixing bowl
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  • attach a dough hook to your mixer and mix on low speed until dough is stretchy and pulls away from the edges of the mixing bowl

Photo of dough in a mixing bowl
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Rising the Dough:

grease a large bowl with butter or shortening and place the dough inside, roll the dough so that dough gets covered with a coating
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  • grease a large bowl with butter or shortening and place the dough inside, roll the dough so that dough gets covered with a coating
cover the dough with towel or plastic wrap and allow to rise for one hour or until it is doubled in size
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  • cover the dough with towel or plastic wrap and allow to rise for one hour or until it is doubled in size

Making the Rolls:

sprinkle flour onto your work space and place dough over the flour
punch down the dough
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  • sprinkle flour onto your work space and place dough over the flour
  • punch down the dough
to make rolls, flatten the dough to an inch thickness and flip the dough over using a two inch circle cookie cutter ( I used a small juice glass for these) cut out all the rolls.  After cutting, roll the remainder of the dough with rolling pin and cut the rest of the rolls. You can roll them into balls of about 3 tablespoons of dough each if you don't want to use a cookie cutter
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  • to make rolls, flatten the dough to an inch thickness and flip the dough over.
  • using a two inch circle cookie cutter ( I used a small juice glass for these) cut out all the rolls. After cutting, roll the remainder of the dough with rolling pin and cut the rest of the rolls.

*you can roll them into balls of about 3 tablespoons of dough each if you don’t want to use a cookie cutter

place the rolls into a greased baking pan leaving about a  ½ - ¾ inch of space between each roll
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  • place the rolls into a greased baking pan leaving about a ½ – ¾ inch of space between each rollI
cover the pan with a towel and allow rolls to rise for another hour
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  • cover the pan with a towel and allow rolls to rise for another hour

Baking the Rolls:

preheat oven to 375℉
bake rolls for about 25 minutes or until the are all golden brown
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  • preheat oven to 375℉
  • bake rolls for about 25 minutes or until the are all golden brown


brush the tops of the rolls with melted butter immediately after removing them from the oven 
let sit for 5 minutes
then remove rolls from the pan and serve or allow them to cool complete on a wire rack before storing or freezing
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  • brush the tops of the rolls with melted butter immediately after removing them from the oven
  • let sit for 5 minutes
  • then remove rolls from the pan and serve or allow them to cool complete on a wire rack before storing or freezing
Photo of a buttered roll.hot and decicious
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Hot Buttered Roll

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