Friday, November 7, 2014
What's Thanksgiving without some warm, fluffy dinner rolls, am I right? Think about it, during this time of the year we put so much emphasis on the Turkey, stuffing, and, of course, pies! But when it comes right down to it, Thanksgiving just wouldn't be the same without those large, delicious, buttery mounds of goodness! Simply put, you just can't have Thanksgiving without rolls!
Now, I know that many of us out there already have our go-to recipe for delicious rolls each Holiday year. For some of us, that's the most exciting, and often most requested item we bring to the meal! That's why I knew I had to share my dinner roll recipe with you. This is a recipe I've made several times here at the Honeyville offices and it's by far the most requested dish from all the employees here. The secret ingredient, you ask? Definitely our Alta Artisan Bread Flour! This flour is exactly what you need to make light, warm, delicious dinner rolls every time. And, of course, a stick or two of butter doesn't hurt either! Enough talk, let's get to baking some over-the-top Thanksgiving Dinner Rolls!
3 cups Warm Water
1/4 cup Butter, melted
1/3 cup Sugar
1 Tbsp Salt
8-10 cups Honeyville Alta Artisan Bread Flour
3 Tbsp SAF Yeast
Yields: 12-16 rolls.
First, you need to make your dough.
To do this, combine the following ingredients in your BOSCH Universal Mixer in this order: water, egg, butter, sugar, salt, 4 cups flour, and yeast. Turn mixer to #2 setting and once ingredients are mixed, slowly add remaining flour 1 cup at a time until dough begins to pull away from sides of the bowl. Knead in machine for an additional 3-4 minutes.
Remove from machine, place in a greased bowl, cover, and let rise for 30-40 minutes.
Once risen, punch down dough and place on a hard surface.
Roll dough out and slice into 12-16 rectangles.
Take each rectangle separately.
Taking one corner in your hand, roll the dough up, similar to a croissant, and tuck the tails or sides in under the roll.
Repeat this process for each roll and place on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper. Cover rolls with plastic wrap and let rise an additional 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Once risen, brush the tops of each roll with melted butter.
Place in 400 degree oven, knock temperature down to 350 degrees, and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.
Remove, and while still hot, brush tops again with melted butter.
The rolls will soak up that butter like a sponge, giving the the perfect texture and taste. Serve!
These are the Thanksgiving rolls you've been waiting for! Super light, fluffy, and HUGE, these delicious delights are full of buttery goodness and taste! Rolling the dough up like a croissant gives the insides a cool spiral design, while the two coats of butter give the rolls all that mouth-watering taste you enjoy so much during this Holiday season. Bake them up for Thanksgiving dinner and you're family won't be able to turn them away. In fact, you may want to make two batches, as these rolls are sure to go fast!
It's not Thanksgiving without dinner rolls, and these are the ultimate dinner rolls for your gathering!