Monday, November 26, 2007

Dinner Rolls

I baked these dinner rolls for Thanksgiving. I actually forgot all about the rolls until before bed time on Wednesday evening. So I quickly mixed a batch of the dough and let it proof overnight and I am all ready the next morning for some freshly baked rolls. Do not be alarm as this dough is quite soft and sticky and it doesn't required too much kneading.

Ingredients :

3 1/4 cups of flour
1 tsp of salt
1 1/4 cup of milk
1/2 stick of butter - 1/4 cup
3 tbsp of sugar
1 packet of yeast - 7 grms

1) Put milk, sugar and butter in a small saucepan and warm up milk on medium heat. Turn off heat once the butter melted. Set aside and let it cool.
2) When the milk is just warm to the touch or around 90 degree then put in flour, salt and yeast.
3) Stir everything together until well combined. Knead the dough for a few minutes and then cover and set it aside to proof to double its size. I let mine proof overnight.
4) Prepare muffin pan or any baking pan and spread it generously with butter.
5) To form the rolls, pinch some dough and make it into a small ball. Place 3 balls into each muffin tray.

6) Cover the pan with cloth and set it aside for second proofing and it might take another hour.
7) Brush the top of the rolls with beaten egg and bake in a pre-heated 350 F oven until golden brown. It might take around 25 min.

Note : The first proofing might take longer as it all depend on the room temperature. I let mine proof overnight. As for the second proofing mine took about 2 hours.


Beachlover said...

Gert,your dinner roll like chinese sweet bun color and texture..I like it.I'm going to try soon...Thanks for sharing:)

Salt N Turmeric said...

betul cakap Leslie tu. i love sweet buns. are those buns sweet? sounds pretty easy too. maybe i shud go get some yeast myself. lol. p.s. btw, is it in powder form (the yeast)?

Cat Cat said...

The dinner roll looks so cute... Dua kali ngam, hilang terus... I can almost smell the dinner roll. Not sure if I ada berani to bake it...

Geraldine said...

Gert, is it hard to work with yeast? I've never dare try working with yeast. I'm scared instead of proofing, I get poofed.

The dinner rolls do look delicious. Is the loaf of bread in the last pix from the same recipe?

Big Boys Oven said...

those cute buns look so lovely!

ICook4Fun said...

Beachlover, the rolls does look like Chinese sweet buns but just remember is not as soft as those sweet buns :)

PJ, hope you will make some. I used the powder (dry) yeast.

Cat, this recipe is pretty easy to follow. Try lah make some :)

JOAT, actually it is not hard at all the work with yeast. Why don't you try to make some. Give me a call if you encounter any problem. Yeah, the little loaf of bread is from the same recipe.

BBO, thank you.

Sue Sue said...

Thanks for the recipe. Looks easy to me. Hey, want to check with you is the bun soft? if you left it overnight will it still be soft. Remember, my Hokkaido Milk Loaf I did last Saturday, after I left it ovenight, it is not as soft as the 1st day. It became semi hard then the 3rd day became hard and got to steam it b4 makan lah. Is this normal ah? Must beli the buku recipe buat bread and study.

ICook4Fun said...

Sue, this bread is not as soft as those sell at the Chinese Bakery. I always warm in up in the microwave for 30 second and they became soft again and is really good with some butter. I notice in Malaysia lots of people bake their bread with some bread softerner. Maybe that might help to make the bread softer. I think you can get that from those bakery supplied shop. Too bad I can't find any here.

ZazaHardy said...

well arent they cute!! i dare not bake my own bread.. dont have the guts lah! recipe looks easy though..

(thanks for the wish gert!!)


Sue Sue said...

Do you think shortening will help. I came across some recipe require shortening. Maybe I should try it first la see jadi or not.

Kiersten said...

Gert, each time I look at the rolls, I have a feeling it's salty. Smear it with butter and YUM!

Big Boys Oven said...

oh Gert, so simple, yet a lazy dish which so incredible yummy, such a creative dish.... once glance, I was imagining of yam rice. Cool something new to me and to explore in my kitchen.

ICook4Fun said...

Zaza, actually making bread is not so difficult. Why don't you start with the no-knead bread first. That is the easiest :)

Sue, I am not sure about shortening in bread. Never try that before. Let me know if it works.

BBO, yeah I like yam rice too.

Anonymous said...


i've made these dinner rolls the other day and did exactly like in the photos and it turned out gorgeous.

thanks for sharing the recipes.


Janice said...

I have a question. I know old post is old x D But searching for things to make, I stumbled upon this, and I'm not really much of a baker, if I make this, it would be my first time baking bread... Still I wish to give it a try....

My question is about the proofing you mention, letting it over night, could you give me a somewhat amount of time? How many approximate hours to leave it ??

ICook4Fun said...

Sakura, because of our cold weather here, i proof it for 10 hours. YOu don't have to leave it overnight. You can do it during the day and if the weather there is warm it will only take about 2-3 hours to proof.