Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Layered Dinner Rolls

These beautiful homemade dinner rolls will definitely win the hearts and stomachs of your family members. These rolls are layered and very soft from inside. They can be had as it is or with any accompaniment you wish..


Adapted from myrecipes.com

Yields 12 rolls

Ingredients

3 tbsp Sugar
1 package Dry yeast (7 gm,about 2 1/4 tsps)
1 1/4 cup Lukewarm milk
3 cups All-purpose flour
3/4 tsp Salt
3-4 tbsp Butter, softened
Cooking spray

Method

In a large bowl, dissolve sugar and warm milk. Add yeast and let stand for few minutes until its frothy.

In a large bowl, sieve flour and salt. Add in the yeast mixture; stir until a dough forms. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead with your hands till you get a smooth non sticky dough. Do not add extra flour or liquid. Knead well for about 5 to 8 minutes. Let the dough rest covered for 10 minutes.

On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a 12 x 10-inch rectangle. Gently spread butter over 2/3rd surface of the dough. Keeping the plain surface towards your left,fold the plain surface over the buttered surface and the right surface over the first fold to form a 12 x 3-inch rectangle(refer the figure below). Cover with a plastic wrap and place in freezer for 10 minutes.



Remove dough from freezer. Remove plastic wrap. Roll the dough again (sprinkle on a little more flour, if needed), into a 12 x 10-inch rectangle. Working with a long side, fold up bottom third of dough. Fold top third of dough over the first fold to form a 12 x 3-inch rectangle. Cover with plastic wrap; place in freezer for 10 minutes.

Remove dough from freezer, Remove plastic wrap. Roll the dough into a 12 x 8-inch rectangle. Beginning with a long side, roll up dough jelly-roll fashion(do not seal ends of roll). Cut roll into 12 equal slices.



Place slices, cut sides up, in muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Lightly coat tops of dough slices with cooking spray.



Cover and let rise in a warm place 45 minutes or until doubled in size.



If the weather is cold and you're in search of a warm place in your kitchen. I've an idea.
Use the oven, place a pan of boiling water on the bottom rack of the oven. Turn the oven on to its highest setting for 2 minutes. Turn oven off. Cover the muffin tray with a towel or a plastic wrap and place in the oven above the pan of steaming water. This method helps a lot during winter.
I followed this method for my dinner rolls and as you can see,the rolls raised beautifully.

Now preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C)

Bake dough at 375°F (190°C) for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Change the psotions of the muffin trays after 10 or 15 minutes by checking which side of your rolls have started turning brown.



Remove from pan, and cool for 5 minutes on a wire rack.



Serve rolls warm. Enjoy!!

33 comments:

Veronica said...

Beautiful rolls. :)

Fearless Kitchen said...

These look really interesting, and very tasty! I really appreciate your advice on creating a warm place for the rolls to rise.

jo said...

These rolls look so good and I love the spiral look. Will definitely give this recipe a try as I've been on the look-out for soft rolls. Thanks.

thehungryengineer said...

Those are soooo pretty! I bet they taste wonderful too :-)

bricole said...

These are adorable. I can't wait to make them.

Priya said...

Yummy, they r really cute...mouthwatering..

ECMcD said...

Thanks for the rising tip! I keep my thermostat low so my bread always suffered. Will give this a shot next time.

Rajee, irving, tx said...

Looks like rose rolls. So beautiful. Let me try and let u know. Very nice dinner rolls to learn from u.

Fuji Mama said...

These are gorgeous and yummy looking!

Deep said...

Love the rolls so much. Gonna try it soon. Thanx for sharing

Ramya Kiran said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments :)
and yes, the rising tip indeed worked great for me and tasted great too..
Thank you all once again.

Lucy said...

wonderful looking rolls and a great accompaniment to any meal. beautiful!!

Happy cook said...

They looks so yummy delicious

Divya Vikram said...

They look pretty and perfect Ramya!!

homeladychef said...

OMG! I want to make this too!!!

Sweetiepie said...

wow!you are so creative.These rolls look so yummy.Gonna try this one day.

NuKiwi said...

What a lovely entertaining idea! I love it. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers

G.Pavani said...

Hi first time to ur blog,u have a nice blog.
rolls look yummy and delicious

Stig said...

Very interesting! I'm going to try them tonight!

Do you think your rolls might work well with buttermilk or sour milk?

Ramya Kiran said...

Thank you all..

And stig, i dont think this will work with buttermilk or sour milk. Taste would definely change.

anudivya said...

These are cuties! I am so trying this. I have been baking bread almost every other day. I will let you know how it went...

anudivya said...

Ramya, I am gonna try making this today, but I don't understand this part:

"Remove dough from freezer. Remove plastic wrap. Roll the dough again (sprinkle on a little more flour, if needed), into a 12 x 10-inch rectangle. Working with a long side, fold up bottom third of dough. Fold top third of dough over the first fold to form a 12 x 3-inch rectangle."

Is this the same as the step written above? I am confused, and there was no pic for this step... Thanks for your time...

Ramya Kiran said...

Hi Anudivya, rolling and folding the dough the second time is exactly similar to the first time rolling and folding. Just follow the picture again. Do let me know how it turns..
thank you for your interest.

Pearlsofeast said...

Awesome and superb with step by step pictures

Ramya Kiran said...

Thank you pearlsofeast:)

Ruth said...

A friend made these for me and they were so yummy I had to ask for the recipe so I can add them to my planned Thanksgiving day menu. Only problem is that I'm not sure I'll have time on the day of Thanksgiving for all these freeze and roll steps... any chance any of these steps could be done ahead of time?

kaipunyam said...

Hey remya...dinner rolls looks very attractive nd tasty

Ricardo said...

they look incredibly good and very very tasty and light loved this post .. cheers !! :D xx

Ellena said...

Wow.. the rolls are very beautiful... i love the swirl effect... :) Great job done :)

Kim Byer said...

These little rolls are so photogenic. Just lovely! Really great post.

Bergamot said...

Wow these rolls are really cute. I was thinking of doing something similar but I do not think it would have given such wonderful results. I will use your idea and of course credit it to you.

Shannon said...

Do you think you could take the roll recipe and when you are rolling it up put a little bit of cinnamon and sugar in it and make them cinnamon rolls? We already make our cinnamon rolls in muffin cups so it kind of makes sense if the dough recipe works...

Laura said...

Beautiful!

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