Dinner Rolls

There is truly no smell as amazing as fresh warm bread or rolls coming out of the oven! I remember coming home from school to the smell of freshly baked buns or bread, ready and waiting as the perfect after school snack! To this day when I smell fresh baking, I am immediately transported to that happy time and place of my childhood. I love the convenience of buying dinner rolls from the store and the quality is very nice. In most cases however, store bought items have additives or preservatives in order to keep a longer shelf life. Making these homemade dinner rolls from scratch ensures that nothing is added except wholesome goodness! And these tasty little buns never last long enough to have to worry about shelf life! These pair up amazing Vada pav or Pav bhaji or even scrambled eggs. I hope you all get to try these delicious dinner rolls and enjoy them during the holidays!

Ingredients

3.5 cups all purpose flour

2 tsp active dry yeast

1.25 cup milk

1/4 cup cold butter

1/4 cup melted butter

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp salt

1 egg

1/4 cup milk for milk wash

Method

Combine flour and yeast in a large mixing bowl. Stir together milk and 1/4 cup cold butter with sugar and salt in a small saucepan over medium heat until just warm and butter nearly melts. Pour into flour mixture, along with egg. Stir to make a soft dough. Cover the dough and set in warm place until doubled in size. This process takes approximately 1 hour. Repeat 2 more times. Lightly grease a 9 inch square baking pan. With floured hands, pinch of twenty 2 inch pieces of dough. Roll into balls on floured surface and arrange in prepared pan, edges touching. Cover and let rise until doubled in size, this process takes approximately 1 hour. Take 1/4 cup of milk and brush it on the dough balls prior putting it in the oven, this process gives a nice golden color to the buns. Preheat oven to 400F, bake rolls for 20-22 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Drizzle warm rolls with 1/4 cup melted butter and serve warm.

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