fluffy dinner rolls
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Fluffy Dinner Rolls

Light and Fluffy Dinner Rolls
Prep Time2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Cookie Madness

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 12.5 oz
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons quick rising yeast
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons melted unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup hot water 125 degrees
  • 2 tablespoons lightly beaten egg

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine 1 cup of the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast. Add the butter and stir until thoroughly mixed, then stir in the water, followed by the egg. Stir well (you can do it by hand or with the paddle), and then add remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time until you have a soft dough.
  • Attach the dough hook to the mixer and begin kneading the dough. Dough should leave the sides of the bowl, but still stick to the bottom. Knead for about 10 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic. Transfer to a well-oiled bowl and roll the dough around so that it's coated in oil. Cover bowl and let dough rise until doubled in bulk (45 minutes to an hour).
  • Punch down the dough.
  • Grease a 9x13 inch metal pan. Pinch off chunks of dough, gently shaping them into balls, and arrange dough balls in the pan spacing as evenly as you can. Cover and let rise again for about 45 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° for about 25 minutes or lightly browned. Remove from oven and brush with more melted butter.

Notes

If you end up doubling it you could probably get away with using just 1 packet of yeast rather than opening a new packet to make 3 teaspoons. Then again, if you measure your yeast out of a jar and don't use packets, that won't be an issue.