Tested till perfect Soft Dinner Roll Dough

Soft Dinner Roll Dough

This bakes into tender, buttery buns in a variety of shapes. Do some of each to make a fabulous breadbasket for your holiday table. 

By Adell Shneer and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: December 2009

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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  • 2 tbsp 2tbspgranulated sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups 1-1/4cupsmilk
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupbutter
  • 1 tsp 1tspsalt
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupwarm water
  • 1 pkg (2-1/4 tsp/11 mL) 1pkg (2-1/4 tsp/11 mL)active dry yeast
  • 1 1eggeggs
  • 4-1/2 cups 4-1/2cupsall-purpose flour, (approx)
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Remove 1 tsp (5 mL) of the sugar; set aside.

In saucepan, heat together milk, butter, salt and remaining sugar until butter is melted; let cool to lukewarm.

In large bowl, dissolve reserved sugar with warm water. Sprinkle in yeast; let stand until frothy, about 10 minutes. Whisk in milk mixture and egg.

Stir in 4 cups (1 L) of the flour, 1 cup (250 mL) at a time, to make soft shaggy dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface; knead, adding as much of the remaining flour as necessary to prevent sticking, until smooth, elastic and quite soft, about 10 minutes.

Place dough in large greased bowl, turning to grease all over. Cover with plastic wrap or tea towel; let rise in warm place until dough is doubled in bulk, about 1-1/2 hours.

Additional information : Variation
Whole Wheat Soft Dinner Roll Dough: Replace 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour.

Nutritional Information Per roll: about

cal 140 pro 4g total fat 3g sat. fat 2g
carb 24g fibre 1g chol 17mg sodium 141mg
potassium 65mg

% RDI:

calcium 2 iron 10 vit A 3 folate 31
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