Basic Rolls

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp warm water
  • 1 - 1/4 oz. package active dry yeast or 2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose or bread flour image placeholder

Place sugar, butter and salt in a medium bowl. Scald milk, heat milk over low heat until small bubbles form around the edge of the pan; the temperature should read 180° to 190° F. Pour milk over sugar mixture and stir to combine. Set aside to cool to lukewarm.

Meanwhile, combine yeast in a small bowl with warm water - 105° to 115° F. Add egg and mix together slightly. Pour into the milk mixture and stir together.

Add flour; stir until well mixed and soft dough forms. Cover dough with a plate or towel and set aside to rise until double in bulk, about 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a muffin pan; set aside.

Punch down dough and knead briefly on a floured surface, adding more flour as needed to prevent sticking. Knead dough until springy and easily handled.

To form rolls, divide dough into small pieces, shape into little balls, about 1 inch in diameter. Place 3 balls in each section of muffin pan.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.

Servings: 12 rolls
Submitted by: Recipe Group Member