Making Homemade Rolls From Scratch
(KUTV) Cortney Wright from Little Red Hen Blog is in the kitchen with us this morning, and she is showing us how to make homemade dinner rolls and cinnamon rolls.
Little Red Hen One-Hour Rolls
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tbs instant yeast
2 tbs sugar
2 tbs butter, softened
1 tsp salt
4 cups of flour, give or take a few tablespoons
3 tbs melted butter- to spread on top before and after baking
coarse sea salt- to sprinkle on the unbaked rolls
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine warm water, sugar and yeast. Let rest until frothy, about 5 minutes.
Add the butter, salt and 2 cups of the flour to the yeast mixture. Begin mixing on low speed. Gradually add flour until the dough pulls away cleanly from the sides of the bowl, but is still soft to the touch. Increase mixer speed to medium as flour is added.
Knead the dough until it is smooth, about 5 minutes.
Cover the bowl with a clean towel and let dough raise in a warm place for about 20 minutes, or until dough is almost doubled.
Remove dough from mixing bowl and put dough on a floured surface. Divide evenly into two parts. Grease or line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper.
Take one half of dough and form a long "snake." Cut dough into 10-12 pieces.
Roll each section of dough into a ball. Place in pan. Repeat with other half of dough making 5 rows of 4 (20 rolls) or 6 rows of 4 (24 rolls).
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush the unbaked rolls with melted butter. Sprinkle coarse sea salt over each roll. Let rolls raise while oven is heating, or about 20 minutes.
Bake for 13-15 minutes until rolls are golden brown. Brush with remaining melted butter and ENJOY!