Monday, November 28, 2011

RECIPE: Elle's Easy Bread Machine Dinner Rolls

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One of the most impressive foods you can bring to a dinner are fresh out-of-the-oven warm, golden dinner rolls. 

I started making this recipe after I got married and they immediately became "my dish" (you know, the one that everyone asks you to bring?).  Without fail, whenever I am invited to a family dinner, someone asks me to bring my "buns."  I try to take them out of the oven just before we leave, then, I cover the rolls with foil and a towel to keep them hot.  I never have any left to take home.

These dinner rolls look impressive and taste wonderful.  The best part is that they are very easy to make.  I use my bread machine on the dough setting, then form the dough into balls before letting them rise for 30 minutes before baking them.  You may also use a high speed mixer like a Kitchen Aid instead of a bread machine.

This single-serve bread can be served as a side to an evening meal or with breakfast.  The rolls can also be halved and used to make mini sandwiches.

First, I put the warm almond milk, butter, and yeast in the bread machine. 
See how the yeast already starts to bubble?
Then, I add the flours, egg, salt, and honey.
I turn the bread machine on the dough cycle.
After the dough cycle is finished, I heat water in the microwave,
making a proofer for the dough.
Then, I grease my enamelware pan with cooking spray.
I always use non-stick spray with flour for everything.
Next, I pull apart pieces of dough,
and roll them into balls.
I make 24 balls of dough. 

I put them to rise in my steamy microwave proofer for 30 minutes.
Finally, I bake them for 30-35 min. at 350F, until the tops are golden brown.

All done!



*1 c. warm almond milk or dairy milk
*2 Tb. softened butter or oil
*1 egg
*1/4 c. honey
*1 tsp. salt
*1 1/2 c. white flour
*1/4 c. gluten flour
*Non-stick spray


1.  Add all ingredients to bread machine.  If using Kitchen Aid or other high speed mixer, click here for directions for mixing dough.  Coat 9" x 13" baking pan with non-stick spray. 
2.  After dough cycle is complete, roll into 24 balls of dough and place in baking pan.  Put pan in microwave proofer or cover with greased cling wrap and place in warm room for 30 min.  Preheat oven at 350F.
3.  Bake rolls for 30-35 min.


1.  Instead of white whole wheat flour, white flour, and gluten flour, you may use 3 1/4 c. white flour.

How did they turn out for you?
What is your signature dish?

I will do my best to post Louise and Kenny's Swedish Rye Bread tomorrow.  I am battling a bad head cold, so I don't know how much I will get done today!
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  1. MM these sound really yummy. I might have to try making them today. Have you ever tried substituting part of the flour with whole wheat?

  2. I think I have tried using whole wheat. If you are going to use whole wheat, I suggest using more gluten flour also. Whole wheat is heavier and needs more gluten to help create the strands that make the bread rise.
    Let me know how they turn out for you! : )

  3. I made them with white flour and they were AMAZING! I'm bringing them to Christmas dinner :)


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