Wednesday, August 4, 2010

60 Minute Dinner Rolls

Dinner rolls   Of all my recipes... this is the one I use the most! My family and I love bread, so this is a perfect recipe. Hot rolls in only 60 minutes... from start to finish.
   I got this basic recipe from a friend years ago before I was even married. The one thing that I noticed was that the rolls were very good right after they baked, but the leftover rolls were always a little dry. So the only change I made was to use honey instead of sugar. Now my rolls are yummy even when leftover... even though we rarely have leftovers.

60 Minute Dinner Rolls
   4 Tablespoons butter, divided
   ½ cup milk
   ½ teaspoon salt
   1½ Tablespoons honey, divided
   1 package yeast
   ¼ cup water (lukewarm)
   2 to 2 ½ cups flour
In mixing bowl, combine ½ Tablespoon of honey, yeast, and lukewarm water. Let yeast begin to rise.
Yeast mixtureIn a separate bowl (or saucepan), mix together 2 Tablespoons butter, salt, and 1 Tablespoon of the honey. Cook or microwave until butter is melted and salt dissolved. Stir mixture to be sure salt is dissolved. I usually microwave (covered) on high for about 60 seconds. I then add my milk and heat until lukewarm (30 seconds in the microwave). Be sure mixture is lukewarm. (You can add 1 or 2 ice cubes to speed up the cooling process if you get it too hot.)

Add cooled butter mixture to yeast mixture and stir.

Add about 2 cups of the flour and stir with spoon.
Stir in flour until you can no longer stirBegin kneading dough in bowl; adding a little flour as needed.
Knead in bowlFinished kneading in bowlPlace dough on lightly floured surface and continue to knead dough.
Place dough on floured surfaceKnead by pressing with heelAfter pressing with heel, fold dough over in halfThen press again with heelFold dough over again...keep repeatingContinue kneading until it no longer sticks to counter, but is still sticky and soft to touch.
Dough is soo stickyDough is ready - not too stickyPlace back in bowl.
Place dough back in bowlCover and let rise 20 minutes (or until doubled).
Cover bowl and let riseDough is doubledPunch down dough.
Punch down doughPlace dough on lightly floured surface.
Place dough on floured surfaceAnd roll into a large circle.
Roll dough into large circleMelt 2 Tablespoons of butter in microwave. Using pastry brush, brush circle of dough with part of the melted butter.
Brush with melted butterUse a pizza cutter to cut circle into 12 wedges.
Use pizza cutter to cut doughCut into 12 wedgesRoll each wedge from outside edge of circle to center to form crescent shaped rolls.
Roll from outside edge to inside circleRoll all rolled upPlace rolls on greased baking sheet (or ungreased baking stone) so that the point of the wedge is on the under side.
Place rolls on pan with point of wedge underneathBrush tops with the remaining melted butter.
Brush tops with melted butterCover and let rise 10 minutes.
Cover the rollsRolls coveredBake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until tops are brown.
Baked rollsMakes 12 rolls.

Each roll is 3 Weight Watchers points.
One recipe of dough made with all white flour is 29 WW points.
If using whole wheat flour, 1 c. is 4 pts. instead of 8 pts. for white flour.


  1. Yum! I will be making these soon, thanks for sharing!

  2. i love this idea.. im going to be trying it soon. this one for sure and the taco ring. i can never think what to do with ground beef and i love to make bread.