There is now a small calm before yet another snow storm buries us! So far we have gotten 3 feet, if not more in 2 days of snow, snow, snow! After checking the radar map, we are for another good many inches overnight and who knows, maybe all day tomorrow. To say it was not smart to venture outside in a car today is an understatment but I “needed” some baking supplies and something for tomorrows dinner.
Do you own a bread machine of any brand? If not, you should. It really is your friend, sometimes. I’ve had some major fails in my time with my bread machine, to the point where I got rid of it once to only turn around about 1 year later and repurchase it. I guess I decided I could not live without it. Oddly I’ve never just made a dough in it though. If I’ve used it, it was to do the shebang. I tend to enjoy the process of kneading and really participating in making it all happen. However, after making these amazing dinner rolls, I may be using my bread machine more often to do the dough process.
These rolls are very airy, light & fluffy. Butter goes hand in hand with these rolls and you will be surprised as to how many of them you can eat, at least I was! Bread is something I enjoy, maybe a little to much. I am sure you could easily add spices or herbs to the dough to make something completely different. Experiment & let me know what you come up with.
- ½ cup Water
- ½ cup Warm Milk
- 1 Egg
- ⅓ cup Butter or Margarine, softened
- ⅓ cup Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 3¾ cups All Purpose Flour (Not Bread Flour)
- 1 package Dry Yeast
- ¼ cup Butter or Margarine
- Place all ingredients except the ¼ cup butter into bread machine in the order of "Liquids, Dry, Yeast".
- Select your dough cycle and start machine.
- Shape dough into 20-24 balls and place in buttered pan(s).
- Melt the ¼ cup butter, brush tops of rolls, save excess butter if desired to use after baking.
- Cover & let rise in warm place, about 1 hour or till doubled in size.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 15-18 minutes.
- If desired brush cooked rolls with remaining butter.