Oh, how I love some kitchen gadgets and appliances. I bought a new bread machine last year and have been soooo pleased with it. I use my bread machine once a week.
If you have shied away from making yeast rolls because there is kneading involved, a bread machine is the ticket. In this particular recipe, the bread machine does the kneading for you.
The recipe for these Yummy Yeast Rolls came from Tasty Kitchen. Tasty Kitchen is a great source for "keeper" recipes.
Out of all the yeast roll recipes that we have tried, this is my husbands favorite...hands down.
If you are not familiar with a bread machine, before you start, you'll want to review the manual. The manufacturer will give you their recommendation regarding the order, in which, you should add the ingredients.
The majority of manufacturers will have you add all the liquids first and then add the dry ingredients. The last ingredient added should be yeast.
You can start by adding your melted butter (this time, I used room temperature)and water to your bread machine. Make sure your water is a little warmer than a baby's bath.
Measure your flour accurately and add it to the bread machine. Add salt, sugar, and finally the yeast. (Dig a little well in your flour with a spoon and put your yeast in the well.)
Put your bread machine on the dough cycle. Test the dough midway through the kneading cycle to make sure the consistency of your bread is correct. Pick the lid up on the bread machine and push your finger into the dough; the dough should feel like it’s going to stick to your finger as you pull it away, but doesn't. That’s how you know the consistency is just right. If it is too sticky, add a tablespoon of flour. If it is still too sticky, add another tablespoon of flour. The dough cycle should take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
I took these picture to show y'all how much your bread will rise.
Isn't it purty?
Once the cycle is done, punch the dough down.
Take it out of the machine. On a floured surface or Silpat, divide dough into 12 same size pieces.
Shape into balls and put into a buttered 9 x 13 baking dish.
Put a piece of plastic wrap over them and let rise, in a warm place, for approximately 30-45 minutes.
They will double in size.
Preheat oven to 375 and bake approximately 25 minutes. Bake until golden brown. Brush butter over rolls.
Yummy Yeast Rolls
Recipe from Tasty Kitchen
1 1/2 cup warm water
1 tablespoon yeast
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
4 tablespoons butter/ room temperature
4 cups Bread Flour- I sometimes use 1/2 All Purpose and 1/2 Bread Flour
Add ingredients to bread machine as directed by manufacturer. Use the Dough Cycle. When dough cycle is completed. Punch down dough. Remove dough from machine. On floured surface or Silpat, divide dough into 12 pieces. Form dough into balls and put them in a buttered 9 x 13 pan. Cover with clean dish towel or plastic wrap. Put in a warm place and let rise for approximately 30-45 minutes. (or until doubled in size) Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes...they will brown beautifully. Brush with butter. Real butter. smile.
Yeast friendly dishes....Kristi