My Aunt Terrie's Famous Homemade Dinner Rolls (Best Ever!)

Total Time:
2 hr 55 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Cook:
25 min

Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 2 packages dry yeast (recommended: Rapid Rise Fleishmann's)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, plus 1 cup
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
Directions
  • In a heat-proof bowl, melt 1 stick of the butter in the microwave and allow it to cool.

  • Add 1/4 cup warm (not hot) water, the yeast, and 2 tablespoons of sugar to a small bowl and stir slightly with fork. Set aside to proof.

  • In a mixing bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, put 3 cups of the flour with the salt, eggs (preferably at room temperature), 1 cup warm (not hot) water, 1 cup sugar, and the cooled melted butter. Mix well.

  • Add the yeast mixture and gradually add the remaining 2 cups of flour and keep beating. Cook's Note: You may not need the whole 5 cups of flour; the stickier (not runny) the dough, the lighter the rolls.

  • Transfer the dough to a large bowl and pour about 1/4 cup of oil over the dough. Cover with a plate and let rise, at least double or more its original size, about 2 hours.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  • After the dough has risen, transfer it to a floured surface and knead it a little. Roll out the dough about 1/4-inch thick (or thinner). Let the dough rest a few minutes while you melt the other stick of butter. Use a cookie cutter and cut out rolls. Dip each roll in melted butter, fold in half and put them on a sheet pan. Arrange them close together, filling up the pan.

  • Bake until nice and brown. Ovens vary, so maybe about 20 minutes.

  • Take the pan out of oven and immediately brush the rolls with butter. Transfer them to a serving dish and serve.

The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe and therefore, we cannot make representation as to the results.


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