It wasn’t too many years ago if I wanted a dinner roll, I would have gone to the grocery store and bought the can that pops open. It was fun to pop those cans open. It was so convenient, and a little scary! Convenience always seems to come with a price when it comes to food….that price isn’t on the price tag, but a price we pay in our bodies.
Whats in your rolls?
Just the ingredient TBHQ is a reason not to consume these easy rolls. The FDA allows small amounts of this preservative in foods, but considering it may be in many of your pre-packaged goodies from McDonald’s chicken nuggets, crackers, and cereals, you may be getting too much of this harmful preservative. Larger amounts of this can cause nausea, the ringing of the ears, vomiting, and even collapse. It is also thought to possibly cause ADHD, restlessness, dermatitis, and hyperactivity in children. I don’t know about you but this sounds like an ingredient I would rather avoid!
Aside from TBHQ, there are GMO’s and other harmful ingredients in those fun wrapped rolls. Maybe you think the dinner rolls in the freezer section are better, well you’ll be skipping the TBHQ, but not the GMO’s.
And all that aside once you make your own, you won’t want to do it any other way!
Rolls are easy to make!
Let me just assure you that you can do it, and it’s not hard. I timed myself mixing these up, and it took me less than 10 minutes, (8 to be exact), then you have another 5 minutes shaping the dough into balls.
This recipe is made in one bowl, with no mixer, and no kneading! It’s super easy, and they turn out perfect! Totally worth the outcome to try these Best Traditional Dinner Rolls!
For other simple bread recipes made without a mixer check out Crusty Artisan Bread!
Best Traditional Dinner Rolls
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1 pack rapid rise yeast
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/4 tsp sea salt or pink salt
- 1 cup milk
- 5 Tbsp real butter
- 2 eggs
- 4 cups unbleached flour
- About a tbsp melted butter to brush on rolls after baking
- In a large mixing bowl add a 1/4 cup warm water and yeast. Let the yeast set a couple minutes to activate.
- Whisk in sugar and salt.
- In a saucepan on low heat- heat milk and butter. (Don't overheat this you just want the butter melted and warm to the touch.) whisk this into yeast mixture.
- Whisk in the 2 eggs.
- With a wooden spoon, Mix in flour one cup at a time, and mix well until you get a nice smooth dough.
- Cover and set in a warm part of your kitchen until the dough doubles in size- about 45 minutes to an hour. (This time varies depending on the temperature of your kitchen.)
- Preheat oven to 375
- Dump your dough out on a floured surface. Divide dough into 12 equal pieces.
- Brush a 9x13 pan with butter or coconut oil.
- Take each piece of dough and make into a smooth ball by stretching the dough down around to the bottom until you have a ball.
- Place each one in the baking dish until you fill the dish.
- Cover and let them rise about a half hour to an hour, or until doubled in size.
- Back for about 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove and brush with melted butter.