Rolls are my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner, aside from the mashed potatoes, of course. Rolls are kind of like chips and salsa for me; no matter how full I am I feel like I can have another roll. Gross, I know. The name says it all….Roll, like roll on the mid section.
I have an excuse though: I don’t eat meat…. yes it is true do not hate me, meat is actually my favorite thing to make! I just don’t eat it. Anyways because of this I indulge to the fullest on the side dishes, which includes rollsssss. Therefore, I have authority on good rolls (I am starting to hate the word rolls the more I type it).
You need good dinner rolls for your Thanksgiving, kick it up a notch this year and make them yourself! These rolls are absolutely delicious and require no kneading! Have at it, impress your guests this year with super tasty homemade dinner rolls!
You will need:
-4 cups Milk
-1 cup Sugar
-1 cup Vegetable Oil
-9 cups Flour
-2 packages (4 1/2 Tsp.) Active Dry Yeast
-1 teaspoon (heaping) Baking Powder
-1 teaspoon (scant) Baking Soda
-2 Tablespoons Salt
Add four cups of milk to a large pan, think pasta pan.
Add 1 cup of sugar to the milk.
Add 1 cup of vegetable oil. Now scald the mixture, this means cook until just before the boiling point. Turn it off remove from the flame and let it cool completely. The pan itself should be comfortably warm before moving to the next step!
Add 4 cups of flour.
Add 2 packages of yeast.
Now add 4 more cups of flour! You wait to add the extra flour to give the yeast more time to really sit around in the warmth of the milk mixture, in case you were wondering!
Stir it all up!
Cover with a dish towel and let rise in a warm environment for about an hour.
An hour later the dough has risen quite a bit!
Add the very last cup of flour!
Add 1 heaping teaspoon of baking powder.
Add 1 less than level teaspoon of baking soda.
Add two tablespoons of salt.
Mix it all up!
I kneaded mine a little…YIKES, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO! I just did because I love the look of a fluffy smooth bowl of dough. But, I repeat, kneading is not necessary.
Grab a muffin pan and butter it up! Generously.
Rip out chunks of dough and roll into balls.
Fill each muffin tin with 3 dough balls. Let rise for an hour or more!
Look how puffy and amazing they look! Bake at 400˚ for 15-20 minutes!
Amazing! Finally put some butter on the warm rolls and watch it melt then serve up!