Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Best Dinner Rolls

As I said in my previous post I am staying with my in-laws until Feb.(We were sick of Suite Living!) We left my husband to fend for his own in sunny Florida. He is actually preparing for a big move to Gainesville, FL on Jan. 11! Finally!! I am in MI, far far away from my fantastic husband and I am planning our daughters 2nd Birthday. It will be our first family birthday party since 06! I am pretty excited!! (Don't worry, I will be posting all about it.)My hubs may even be flying in to take part of celebrating Bailey's birth. (Fingers crossed)
Now, back to my point. My father-in-law loves bread. This works out for me...I love to make bread!! Last night my mother-in-law made dinner (we take turns). I had to make something!!! (I start getting squirmy if I can't cook.) I made rolls. These rolls are fantastic...They are Peter Reinharts recipe. I adore him. :)

Dinner Rolls
Peter Reinhart, Artisan Bread Every Day

1 Tb instant yeast
1 3/4 cp. hot milk + 2 TB
6 1/4 cp. of unbleached bread flour
2 tsp. salt
5 1/2 TB sugar
6 TB of melted butter
1 egg

1. Add the yeast and hot milk. Let sit for 5 minutes.
2. Add the yeast milk and the rest of the ingredients.
3. With a paddle attachment let mix for 2 minutes.
4. Switch to the bread hook and let mix for additional 4 minutes.
5. Put the dough in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let sit for 2 hours...Double in size.
6. When the dough is ready roll it out. Until it about 1/2 an inch think. Melt butter and wipe it on the top of the dough. Evenly. Fold the dough like a fan and then cut in squares. Put the squares in a greased muffin tin.
7 Bake on 400 for 8-15 minutes.


  1. Yours are so pretty, mine always look like lumpy misfits, but they taste good!

  2. I'm going to try this. I love rolls that have both sugar and egg in them. Thanks, as always, Miranda. Have a wonderful New Year :)

  3. I love a nice, tender dinner roll! The shape on these is cool...and no hand kneading, great recipe!

  4. The rolls are perfect - inviting and delicious. Happy New Year to you and your spread-apart family!

  5. Your rolls look great. I bet they taste wonderful! I like the black and white photos too.

  6. The rolls look lovely and not hard to make, bookmarked!

  7. mmm...those look so good! :) I'll have to try them!

  8. these are yummy looking glad your back! happy new year

  9. Nice looking rolls. Good job! Looking forward to sharing more recipes in 2010

  10. I love love love the shape of these rollls. I bet they were FABU!!!

  11. catching up on posts - these are fab and I can't wait to try them...

  12. Miranda, I just got Peter Reinhardt's Bread Makers Apprentice! I'm so excited to dive into bread making. These rolls look GREAT!!! Glad to have you back my friend!

  13. great look rolls! I want to pick up a copy of Peter Reinhardt's book too!

  14. I am with both you and your FIL. I love bread and love making it too! :) These look great. Best wishes for your move and enjoy your time with extended family. Looking forward to the recap of the party!

  15. Hi Miranda,

    I finally spotted your note on Foodbuzz. You have a great blog here! Those rolls are fantastic looking and the black and white images work well here.

    Laura Flowers

  16. I'm going to be doing a lot more bread baking this year! More pastry as I think I've got cake and bars down pat. :) I'm going to be emailing you with my questions. Now, please pass me a roll. Please? :)


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