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Jan 13, 2007 10:42 PM

Homemade Dinner rolls?

Any great EASY recipes for light and fluffy dinner rolls?

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  1. Are you looking for a yeasty one or more of a biscuit that you just mix up? I have an easy yeasty one, but you do have to knead and let it proof.

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      1. re: Displaced California Foodie

        The directions are long but my niece made them when she was 10 so it's pretty simple. As with most yeast dough, a lot of the process is waiting for the dough to proof.

        5 3/4 - 6 3/4 c. flour
        1/2 c. sugar
        1 1/2 tsp salt
        2 pckg Fleischman's dry yeast
        1 c. milk
        2/3 c. water
        1/4 c. butter
        2 eggs

        In large bowl, mix 1 3/4 c. flour, sugar, salt, yeast. Heat milk, water, butter in saucepan on low until warm (butter does not need to melt). Gradually add to dry ingredients and beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Add eggs and 1/2 c. flour. Beat at high for 2 mins. Stir in enough flour to make stiff dough. Turn out dough to lightly floured board, knead until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes. Cover w/ plastic and towel. Let rest 20 minutes.
        To make crescent shape, divide dough into 3 parts. Roll into 12" circle, brush lightly with butter, cut into 8 pieces like a pie. Roll each piece from wide end to center to make crescent. Let rest for 45 minutes. (You can do other shapes, too). Bake 400 deg, 12-15 minutes.

        1. re: chowser

          Has anyone tried this recipe with Splenda?

          1. re: steveb

            Yeast need some real sugar to consume. For cutting calories, maybe try half sugar half splenda. Any other opinions on yeast baking with Splenda?

    1. Angel Biscuits, made with both yeast and baking powder, and using buttermilk as the liquid, ought to satisfy your need. I have made them twice recently, and they are incredibly light and fluffy.
      I may be available to type the recipe tomorrow morning, but I got mine from Bernard Clayton's Complete Book of Breads.

      1. Just caught this recipe for Chive Biscuits from Ina Garten this afternoon. They sound delicious, very easy.

        1. A very easy and reliable recipe is the Parkerhouse rolls recipe from the big Gourmet cookbook. Very nice light buttery roll.

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          1. re: Slow Foodie

            Ditto the recipe for dinner rolls in the 'Old Standard', Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. (binder style) I am not a bread baker but these came out fabulous.

            1. These sweet potato rolls from epicurious are really good - a little bit extra work to puree the yams, but well worth it. The added bonus is that they freeze beautifully. I wrap individually in foil and then toss in a zip top bag, push out any air from bag and pop bag in freezer. To reheat, throw as many as you need in a toaster oven or microwave. Here's the recipe: