What is your favorite dinner roll recipe?
December 17, 2010 10:38 AM   Subscribe

What is your favorite dinner roll recipe?

Want to bake fresh rolls for Christmas dinner. Looking for your favorite recipe.
posted by hazyspring to Food & Drink (15 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
This one!

It's great with APF, which is good since I'm always out of bread flour.
posted by hammurderer at 10:48 AM on December 17, 2010

My current specialty is this - they're gluten-free, which is a neat feature, and tasty. (This particular recipe does not mention it, but before shaping the rolls, knead the dough until it's dough-like, not cottage-cheese-like, and you'll get a nice crust and texture.)
posted by restless_nomad at 10:55 AM on December 17, 2010

My own favorite simple roll recipe, with two versions: one a little more buttery and slightly sweet, one leaner and less sweet. I've made these successfully with with white all-purpose flour, whole wheat, white whole wheat, or half white and half wheat. You can sprinkle the rolls with sesame seeds as suggested, with poppy seeds, use a plain egg wash (egg white or whole egg) for a shiny glaze, or skip the wash and dust them with flour before baking.
posted by Elsa at 11:05 AM on December 17, 2010

These soft garlic knots are terrific! They bake up super nice and fluffy. The recipe says it makes about 10-12 rolls, but I usually make about 16 out of it; otherwise, they turn out HUGE. I use active dry yeast rather than instant, and knead the dough by hand, so if you don't have a stand mixer, worry not!
posted by just_ducky at 11:08 AM on December 17, 2010

What are they going to be served with? I ask because we usually do a roast in my family, and do Yorkshire Pudding along with it instead of rolls, it's divine and it's totally easy to make. But it probably wouldn't go as well with a fowl dish, or ham for example.
posted by stennieville at 11:14 AM on December 17, 2010

Response by poster: The entree is Prime Rib.
posted by hazyspring at 11:15 AM on December 17, 2010

If you've never made yeast dough before, and if you have a bread machine, think about making the dough on the DOUGH cycle of the bread machine, then take it out and shape into rolls.

I have never in all my years been able to make a soft yeast dough, either by hand or using my KitchenAid mixer. But the bread machine makes perfectly soft dough no matter which recipe I use.
posted by CathyG at 11:15 AM on December 17, 2010

I've used this recipe for Parker House Rolls and they've always been a success.
posted by bondcliff at 11:24 AM on December 17, 2010

If it's Prime Rib, you want Yorkshire Pudding for sure! Takes only moments to make (bake it while the rib is cooling/being carved) and it's delicious and bready.
posted by stennieville at 11:49 AM on December 17, 2010 [1 favorite]

My go-to recipe for dinner rolls is from the Purity Cookbook.
posted by LN at 11:55 AM on December 17, 2010


Jake's Rolls
From the 1984 First United Methodist Church of Madill, Oklahoma Cookbook

1 c. sugar
1 qt. milk
1 c. Crisco
2 qt. flour
1 pkg. yeast
3 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda

Bring to boil in large pan Crisco, milk, and sugar. Let cool to lukewarm. Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup lukewarm water. Add to milk. Next add 1 quart flour. Mix well. Cover and let set 2 hours or until doubled (in a warm place). Then add other quart of flour that has been sifted with salt, soda, and baking powder. Use only enough flour to knead. Put in greased bowl in refrigerator. Shape into rolls and let rise. Bake at 400F until brown. -Becky Brown
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 12:25 PM on December 17, 2010

Jeez! How many rolls do you get from 1 Jake's Rolls recipe?
posted by purpletangerine at 1:48 PM on December 17, 2010

I love pillow-soft dinner rolls. If you make 'em right (don't skimp on the kneading, rise them in a warm place!) they are indeed pillow-soft.
posted by ORthey at 2:03 PM on December 17, 2010

Georgine's fluffy rolls via Saveur. Gorgeous pull-aparts that got absolutely devoured.
posted by Gilbert at 3:51 PM on December 17, 2010

Response by poster: Oh, no bread machine. I have made yeast breads before though.
posted by hazyspring at 3:55 PM on December 17, 2010

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