Thursday, September 23, 2010

my new favorite bread recipe


Lately I've been making these lovely dinner rolls for weekend dinners. They come from a newspaper cut-out recipe that my mother gave to me a long time ago. I've modified it just a bit to make the rolls more wheaty, but I left a lot of the white flour too, to keep them light. These are super easy and quick, and what I love about them is that you can make little sandwiches with the leftovers. It's so fun and somehow comforting to have a midweek sandwich on homemade bread.
No-Knead Dinner Rolls

2 1/4 t. yeast
1 1/2 c. warm water
1 T. sugar
2 T. melted butter
1 1/2 t. salt
3 c. unbleached all-purpose flour
1 c. whole wheat flour

1) Combine the yeast, warm water, sugar, butter, and salt. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in flour until well blended. Cover bowl and let rise 1 hour.
2) Punch down. On floured board, cut dough into 16 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. Place 2-3" apart on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover lightly and let rise 10-20 minutes (until almost doubled).
3) Uncover and bake in a 400 degree oven until golden brown, 15-18 minutes. Serve warm or cool.

17 comments:

Jessica said...

I can't wait to make these! Thanks for the recipe. I'll let you know how they turned out. :)

Jessica said...

I don't have experience with no-knead bread. My 2-year-old may want to knead the dough balls before baking them. Is that going to mess them up? Do your little guys help with this recipe?

Denise C. said...

Yum! I've been wanting to make simple rolls for dinner/during the week, these are perfect! Thanks!

Have a great weekend!

Stephanie said...

Thank you for sharing. I might try these with my daughter this afternoon.

Kelly Lange said...

I'll have to try these!

Alicia said...

Oh, those sound fabulously easy. Might have to try them this weekend. Thanks!

Julie said...

They look wonderful!

sUsAn said...

How fun! I haven't made rolls yet and this looks like the perfect recipe to try! Thx!

Mary Beth said...

Hi Jessica--yes, Rainer has helped out before, not really kneading, but "shaping" the dough. I say go ahead and knead if you want to. I doubt it will hurt the results.

Serena said...

Thanks so much for sharing! I think im going to give them a try tonight :)

Sara said...

Thanks for the recipe. They look so tasty.:)

Denise C. said...

YUMMY, YUMMY, YUMMY!!! I made these with dinner tonight, without thinking I began kneading the dough a bit (they turned out just fine). Hot, patted with a smidge of butter.....MMMMMMMMMM! Everyone loved them!

I'm thinking these may be good with some jam or honey on them in the morning for a quick breakfast.

Mary Beth said...

Oh, I'm so glad you liked them, Denise!

Serena said...

I made them today and added some seeds, they turned out wonderful! I hope you don't mind if I blog on them?

jen said...

mmmmm, hoping to try these tonight!

Jessica said...

Do you usually let the melted butter cool down a lot before adding to the mix? Mine was still pretty warm, but I added it anyway. I'm new to this!

Jessica said...

They turned out so well!!! What a great recipe--done in under 2 hours--easy for a busy parent and my little guy could help, too! Thank you!