Light as a feather describes these fluffy dinner rolls perfectly. These yeast rolls are amazing. Hurry and eat them or they might just float away!
Bread is pretty much my favorite food group. Now, I know it’s not it’s own food group but I think it should be. And fresh baked rolls are one of my favorite things ever. We have always been one of those big Sunday dinner kind of families, so each Sunday I make homemade rolls with our meal. And these fluffy dinner rolls are often in the rotation.
This particular recipe makes 12 nice size rolls. And it was probably a good thing it only makes 12 because I was tempted to eat the entire pan. I usually eat my share of the rolls as soon as they come out of the oven because I like my rolls warm and soft. After I ate two of them and Jim had enjoyed a couple I told him he had to get them out of the house! I knew that if they didn’t disappear quick I was going to eat the entire pan so our neighbors were the happy recipients! In fact, my neighbor texted me a photo of her cute girls enjoying the rolls with their dinner. They loved them too!
These rolls are made a little differently than I have ever made rolls before – they use a flour paste. It is a Japanese bread making method called tangzhong and it adds extra mositure into the dough. It helps the rolls maintain that light, fresh out of the oven texture for more than a day. The way in which the rolls are rolled out and then formed also helps create the soft feathery texture that give these fluffy dinner rolls their name.
How to Make Fluffy Dinner Rolls
The flour paste is a combination of bread flour and water. You stir the two together and then cook in the microwave until it forms a pudding like consistency. This is added into the dough. If you are a bread maker you will notice that the directions are different than you may be use to, but be sure and follow them. There are scientific reasons for them including building a strong gluten structure within the dough.
Let the dough rise until doubled in size and then it is ready to roll out into a 8 x 9 inch rectangle which you cut into 12 pieces.
Each piece is then stretched out to about an 8 inch strip and then rolled up into a snug cylinder starting at the short end. Place seam side down into a greased 9 inch round cake pan.
Let rise again until about double in size.
Bake at 375 for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 3 minutes and then use a pastry brush to brush the top with melted butter.
Then place then on a cooling rack and allow them to cool or rest for about 20 minutes but I never do!
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My favorite kitchen tools to make FLUFFY DINNER ROLLS:
9 inch CAKE PAN – Works great for cakes but I also like putting dinner rolls in it.
PYREX BOWLS – I love my Pyrex bowls and actually own a couple of sets. Perfect for mixing or serving.
SILICONE BASTING BRUSH – this brush is perfect for basting meat or brushing melted butter on things. It is heat resistant and can be washed in the dishwasher.
Fluffy Dinner Rolls Recipe