Saturday, September 13, 2014

30 Minute Dinner Rolls

When it comes to weeknight dinners, I'm all about quick and easy.  I love a recipe that requires five or less ingredients and cooks in less than an hour.  Time is a luxury I can't afford on nights we have practices and homework.

I know many families have these same issues.  And I'm thrilled to announce I've found a recipe for dinner rolls that takes thirty minutes.  

This translates to if you start the rolls first, then get on with your dinner prep and side dishes the rolls are finished and warm in time for supper.

True story.

This recipe is brought to you by Kitchen Meets Girl.  Are they the best rolls I've ever made? No.  Not at all.  The fastest? Yes.  Sometimes you have to make concessions in order to have dinner on the table in under forty minutes.

Her recipe says 30 minutes, but it took me forty because I had little helpers.  I also used half whole wheat flour which produced a denser, heavier roll.  I recommend whatever you like best and will help you sleep at night.  I need to know I made something with fiber.  If you don't need fiber, use that white flour all night long.

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 1/2 cups flour (either bread flour or all-purpose will work)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine the warm water, oil, yeast, and sugar. Allow the mixture to rest for 15 minutes.
  3. Mix 2 cups of the flour, the salt, and the egg into the yeast mixture using a dough hook. Add the remaining 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup at a time.
  4. Shape dough into 12 balls and place in a 9x13 pan. Let dough rest for 10 minutes.  This step is perfect for little helpers.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until tops are just golden brown.

Most importantly, enjoy and get on with your evening! 


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