Soft White Dinner Rolls
- Ready In:
- 2hrs 15mins
For the dough
- 3 1⁄2 - 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 3 teaspoons bread machine yeast or 3 teaspoons other instant yeast
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon superfine sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons butter, softened
- vegetable oil, for bowl and baking sheet
For the toppings
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon poppy seed
- In a large bowl, combine 3 1/2 cups flour, yeast, salt and sugar.
- In a small saucepan, combine milk and butter, and place over low heat until milk is lukewarm.
- Pour into bowl of dry ingredients, and mix with a fork to make a rough dough, adding more flour if necessary.
- Using a mixer with dough hook, or by hand, knead dough until smooth and silky.
- Place in an oiled bowl, and cover with plastic wrap.
- Let rise in a warm place until double in size, about 1 hour.
- Punch air out of dough.
- Oil a baking sheet, and set aside.
- Pull off pieces of dough the size of walnuts, and form into round balls.
- Place on baking sheet almost touching, about 1/4 inch apart, in 6 rows of 5 each.
- Cover with a kitchen towel, and let rise in a warm place 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat oven to 425 degrees.
- When rolls have risen, make a glaze by beating together the egg, milk and salt.
- Paint rolls with glaze.
- Sprinkle one row with sesame seeds and the next with poppy seeds; leave the third row plain, and then repeat pattern.
- (A teaspoon of seeds should decorate 2 rows.) Bake rolls until risen and golden brown, about 15 minutes.
- Transfer to a cooling rack or serve immediately.
- To serve, place on a plate so rolls can be torn off to be eaten.
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I did 1/2 the recipe . I made the dough in my bread machine, which has a special cycle for quick rising yeast doughs-- ( quick dough cycle) --then I made 8 rolls and put them on a pie plate to rise. Before putting them in the oven, I painted them with the egg glaze. Then I baked them at 400 for about 15 minutes. The rolls came out wonderful!!! Everyone had two . Thanks for this great recipe-- I will definately make again.
I decided to make rolls on the spur of the moment and liked that these didn't use much butter and made a smaller yield. I made the dough in the food processor. These are very attractive rolls, with the egg/milk wash. They were wonderful and the whole family enjoyed (especially my daughter who is particular about her rolls). Thanks Mean Chef. Roxygirl