These rolls are so light and soft.
You can bet they wont sit for long
in the bread basket.
I usually have to double this
recipe in order to make sure
I have enough for everyone to
have a couple.
Soft and Simple Dinner Rolls
1 packet Active Dry Yeast~ *I use Red Star
1 Cup Warm water
1/2 Cup Sugar~ I use Domino Sugar
3 Eggs~ beaten
1/2 Cup Butter~ melted
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Orange Zest
4 Cups All Purpose Flour~ I use GoldMedal Flour
Place the yeast in with the warm water,
let set for about 5 minutes. (since there is more
water than yeast, it will look watery)
In your mixing bowl combine the sugar,
eggs, butter, salt and orange zest.
Add in the yeast, and flour.
Place dough in an air tight container
or cover with plastic wrap.
Leave in a warm area, for about 2 hours
or until it doubles in size.
Punch down dough and roll out
onto a floured surface. I roll my dough out into
a large circle, then using a pizza cutter, cut into
smaller triangles. Roll each triangle starting
from the largest end first. Tuck the small
end underneath to seal. Place onto a
lightly greased baking sheet.
Lightly cover with a towel to let the dough
rise a second time. The second rising usually
goes by quicker, about 20 minutes.
While they are raising, preheat your
oven to 375 degree's.
Bake for 20-24 minutes.
The hardest part of this whole
recipe is the few minutes after you pull
these little rolls out of the oven, and you
have to wait for dinner in order to eat one!