Making fresh yeast dough dinner buns might take a little time, but it is so worth it! The house smells great, the effort is minimal and the pay off at dinner time is an added bonus.
- Recipe yields about 12 dinner rolls, easily doubles if you are feeding a group or want leftovers!
2 to 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 packet quick or rapid rise yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons butter
Combine 3/4 cup flour, sugar, dry yeast and salt in a large mixer bowl and stir until blended. Combine milk, water and butter in a small saucepan (or microwave safe bowl). Heat until very warm but not hot to the touch (120° to 130°F. Butter won’t melt completely). Add to flour mixture.
Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add 1/4 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in just enough remaining flour so that the dough will form into a ball.
Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic and springs back when lightly pressed with 2 fingers, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cover with a towel; let rest for 10 minutes.
Cut dough into 12 equal pieces; shape into balls using your hands. Place in greased 8-inch round or square pan. Cover with towel; let rise in warm place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes .
Bake in preheated 375ºF oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan by running a knife around the edges and invert onto wire rack; brush with additional melted butter, if desired. Serve warm.