Monday, April 23, 2012

Rita's Dinner Rolls

It's been awhile since I participated in Bake Your Own Bread (BYOB) group....but I have not been slacking with bread making. It's just I make white bread, French bread or baguettes all the time and I have already shared those. They are the favorites here but I know I will be doing other breads soon as I just had an amazing score of a King Arthur Baking book for only (are you ready for this) 54 cents. 54 cents!!!

In the meantime, I did get in the kitchen and make a different carb, although it's not from King Arthur.

I shamelessly stole borrowed this recipe from my friend Rita at Sage Cuisine

As you can see...the bottom of the rolls looked just right. Just the correct amount of browning,

Here is her recipe which I followed to the letter. Perfection. Please click HERE to see Rita's original post


1 cup water
2 tablespoons butter softened
1 egg
3 1/4 cups Bread flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons bread machine or active dry yeast
Butter, melted (set aside)

Measure and place ingredients (except melted butter) in bread machine then select the Dough setting. This is not one you may use the delay setting as it contains egg. Then you'd get sick. No one wants that.

When dough cycle is complete (which takes 90 minutes) remove your dough and place on a lightly floured surface to rest 10 minutes. Remember to cover it.
Cover a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Now divide dough into 15 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball.

(Here is where I am math challenged and actually ended up with about 9 pieces and had to steal dough from other fat rolls to make 15 pieces)

Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Cover and let rise in warm place 30 to 40 minutes or until double.

Heat oven to 375°F. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Brush tops with melted butter. Serve warm, or cool on wire rack.

They were delicious. Too easy to eat too many. Really.

I am adding this to Heather's April roundup for the BYOB (Bake Your Own Bread).

BYOB Badge

Happy Baking and thanks to Rita!


  1. Great post; thank you so much. I have to tell you something funny; my post this week will be about your Southern baked beans...strange blog world we live in.

  2. Wow ... Can't believe you got a book for 54 cents ... great find!

  3. I haven't baked bread in a while. Need to get to it.

    That is a fabulous score on that cookbook!

  4. Some of the best recipes are those gotten from friends. These look delicious.

    I have been baking bread in my bread machine and just ordered 3.5 lbs of gluten from Amazon. Gluten added to the bread dough really provides a nice texture.

    .54 cents for this great cookbook-very cool.


  5. Velva, I never thought about ordering flour products from Amazon - brilliant!

  6. Thank you Emily, I appreciate that :-)

  7. These rolls definitely look fantastic. I adore my bread machine for doing most of the dirty work for me when I don't feel the desire. Thanks so much for sharing these with BYOB Tina :D

  8. It's always a pleasure, Heather! I sure love bread. I would like to make maple cinnamon rolls soon.

  9. I love Rita too! So glad she sent me over to check out your blog!

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