Bread is something I have always loved, it is such a comfort food to me. I am still working on mastering how to make homemade bread and rolls. Getting the perfect texture is something I think takes practice. So, I have started trying my best to create nice and fluffy bread rolls. I have a KitchenAid Mixer that I use, and I think it is a bit different using it then making it by hand. It does a lot of the work for you, so their is no need to knead it by hand, which is so nice!
Here is the recipe that I have to create these nice homemade bread rolls using a KitchenAid Mixer. Now if you don’t have a KitchenAid you can mix by hand and knead like you would normally.
Ingredients:1 package active dry yeast 1 tsp sugar 1/2 cup warm water 3 eggs (room temperature) 3 tbs shortening 2/3 cups sugar 1/8 tsp salt 5-6 cups of flour + more when you roll out dough
How to Make:1. First off you want to take the warm water, yeast and 1 tsp sugar and pour into a bowl and allow it to activate. It will start to rise and get bubbly when the yeast activates. This should take around 5 minutes. If your yeast doesn’t seem to activate, you could have used to hot of water. 2. While your yeast is rising in another separate bowl, sift your flour and salt. 3. Then in your KitchenAid Bowl cream your shortening and 2/3 cups sugar together. Once this becomes nice and creamy, you will add in your eggs one at a time. Then add your yeast and water mix, and flour. I do a little flour at a time. Once it gets to a nice dough texture, and not to sticky, and turns into a ball, it is time to put into a greased bowl with a towel on top of it. 4. Let it rise for about 2 hours. Once it is risen, you will want to lay it out on a floured surface and roll out. I took a cup and cut out circles in the dough and placed in a greased pan. 5. Let your rolls rise again for another 2 hours, and then you can bake. Bake at 425 degrees for around 10-15 minutes. You will need to cook until nice and golden brown, be careful cause these will cook quickly, and if you don’t keep a close eye they will over-cook. Note: That depending on where you live, your baking time and temp could vary.
Here is a tip in case you didn’t know. You can use a cup or anything round to cut out perfect circles for the rolls. Just dip your cup in flour and then cut out the dough.