I love baking my dinner rolls at home. I make them for the very reason that the smell that comes from them while they are baking is purely addictive. But I realized that I was not the only one addicted to the rolls, my kids loved them as well.
When I started off making these in the first place, two spoons of yeast seemed a lot. But, later when they were done, they dint seem yeasty at all. They were light and fluffy. The whole process of making these rolls from scratch hardly takes a little more than an hour.
Quick, delicious and easy to make, these eggless rolls are a hit in my house.
All purpose flour/ Maida – 2 ¼ cup
Yeast – 1 packet (2 1/4 tsps)
Sugar – 3 tbsps
Salt – ½ tsp
Milk – ½ cup
Water – ¼ cup
Butter – 2 tbsps
Sift ¾ cup of flour in a bowl. Add in the yeast (un-dissolved packet), sugar and salt in a large bowl and keep aside.
Heat the milk, water and butter till all the butter has melted.
Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and beat with an electric mixer. Beat the flour mix for approx. 2-3 minutes, scrapping the sides of the bowl, 2-3 times.
Add ¼ cup of flour to the batter and mix again on high-speed for another 2-3 minutes.
Add the remaining flour and knead with your hands to form a soft ball. Lightly flour the work table and knead the dough till it is smooth and expands like elastic. This should take approx 10-12 minutes.
Cover the dough with a wet cloth and let it rest for 10 minutes.
Divide the dough into 10-12 equal size pieces, shaped into balls and arrange on a slightly greased pan. Cover the balls with a wet cloth and leave in a warm place for them to rise or double in volume. This stage takes approx. 45 minutes to an hour.
Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade. Bake the dinner rolls for 20-25 minutes making sure rotate the rolls once in-between. Remove when done and brush with butter and serve warm.