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Hi Bold Bakers!
In my opinion, every Bold Baker needs a great dinner roll recipe. What are the criteria for a great dinner roll? Delicious, easy to make, and fast. This recipe for my 1 Hour Dinner Rolls are all of those things and then some.
My rolls are brushed with garlic butter and baked in a pan, revealing a super savory, pull-apart-style roll that is lovely enough for a Thanksgiving dinner, but easy enough for a weeknight comfort meal.
Why Do These Dinner Rolls Take Only One Hour?
What makes these dinner rolls so fast is that they proof and baking in under 1 hour. While some yeasted bread dough requires fermenting or proofing overnight, these rolls proof super quickly, then they are shaped and proofed for another quick sprint before baking.
The nature of this kind of roll is light and fluffy with a yeasty flavor. These short proofing increments are what create texture and flavor. In addition to proofing quickly, the rolls bake in a flash as well, meaning you can make these alongside your dinner any night of the week. You do not have to have any special bread-making experience to make these, it really is just a matter of mixing up the flour, water, yeast, milk, and sugar and letting the dough do all the work.
How Do You Shape Dinner Rolls?
After the dough is mixed together and has risen for the first time, then comes the fun part. I punch the dough down, knocking out some of the air, then I divide the dough in half.
Then, I roll each half of the dough into a log, then cut the log into 8 equal pieces. From there I just use the palm of my hands to roll them into 16 rolls. You can see how kids would love to get involved in making these rolls, they are super kid-friendly and a great introduction into working with yeast if you’ve never done it before.
How Do You Reheat Dinner Rolls?
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Place rolls in a baking dish and cover with foil. Bake until warm, 12 to 15 minutes. The foil will create a little steam that will soften and refresh your rolls just like they are freshly baked. These 1-Hour Dinner Rolls are so nice toasted and served with bbq to make little sandwiches, and when stale they can absolutely be made into breadcrumbs or savory bread pudding.
How do I Store Dinner Rolls?
Cover and store in an airtight container at room temperature.
How Will They Last?
Dinner rolls last up to 2-3 days at room temperature. You can also freeze them for up to 6 weeks. I do that all the time and it makes for a great quick breakfast or lunch.
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THIS RECIPE WAS UPDATED AND IMPROVED 11/13/2019.