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No-Knead Dinner Rolls

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I told you I’ve been exploring my mountain of food magazines and books. I can’t buy any new magazines until I finally try some that have been on my mind for ages. And I mean ages!


This is from a Martha Stewart EveryDay Food December 2007 issue. I remember seeing the rolls and thinking I would one day try them. I am so happy I did. Here’s what Everyday Food says about the rolls:

“Even beginner-level bakers will have no trouble making these fluffy rolls; the dough can be prepped, put in the pan, and chilled up to a day ahead.”
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Very true. Love these rolls! No-fuss with incredible results!
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If you need to bring something to a holiday dinner in December, I think you would be the hit of the party with these delightful rolls! 

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Smell incredible while baking. 

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I made these rolls a couple weeks ago to have with dinner when hubs was off. I do try to make a homemade bread of some sort when he’s home whenever I can. He only has a couple nights off a week with us so it’s dinner is more of a special occasion on these nights. It’s usually a quicker yeast bread. This is a bread recipe you can even make with the kids. You stir the ingredients all together in the bowl. It is a no-knead recipe but I did mix it together a little with my hand to in the bowl to incorporate the ingredients a little better. The dough rose beautifully as it has 2 packets of yeast. The fluffiness was out of this world. From the ease to the wonderful flavor and texture, this is a recipe you will want to make again and again to impress your family. 

No-Knead Dinner Rolls
Everyday Food December 2007

Ingredients:
 
2 cups warm water (105 to 115 degrees)
2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
1/4 cup sugar
4 tablespoons butter, melted, plus more for pan and brushing
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
6 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for shaping dough

Directions

Pour warm water into a large bowl; sprinkle with yeast, and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
Add sugar, butter, eggs, and salt; whisk to combine. Add flour; mix until incorporated and a sticky dough forms. Brush top of dough with butter; cover bowl with plastic wrap, and set aside in a warm place until dough has doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
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Turn dough out onto a well-floured work surface. With floured hands, roll dough into a thick log. Cut into 18 equal pieces (halve log, cut each half in thirds, then cut each piece into thirds again).

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Brush a 9-by-13-inch baking pan (I used a 9 x 9 pan) with butter. One at a time, flatten each piece of dough, then fold edges toward the center, pressing to secure, until a smooth ball forms. Place dough balls in prepared baking pan, smooth side up (you should have 3 rows of 6 *4 rolls of 4 in a 9x9 pan). Cover loosely with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, 30 to 40 minutes. (Alternatively, refrigerate, at least 4 hours and up to 1 day.)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove plastic wrap; brush rolls with butter (I used an egg wash).

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Bake until golden and rolls sound hollow when tapped on bottom, 35 to 40 minutes (tent with aluminum foil if browning too quickly). Pull rolls apart, and serve warm.

I like looking at the recipe online and reading the comments. This reader had a good tip if you’re looking for even quicker way to bake these rolls:

anna_zager  28 Jan, 2009 :
“ I made these LAST min. Didn't let them rise AT ALL! Mixed them (with rapid rise active dry yeast), made into rolls, put directly into oven. Cooked for 35 mins”

This commentor let her rolls rise overnight in the fridge:

sparkle9152  26 Nov, 2010:

“Made these for Thanksgiving and they were buttery and soft. I liked the fact that they came out well even after being in the fridge overnight. I will definitely use this recipe again!”

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am grateful for all of you and your constant support.

 xo
Lora







37 comments

  1. How come your dough always looks so incredible when risen? Tell me your secret! Pretty please. Don't hold back! :) I swear these rolls make my stomach growl and I desperately need to get on a diet, you no help, though I know you are my friend! :)

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  2. I love how tall and fluffy these rolls are. I wish I had some to make some turkey sliders right now! This recipe is a keeper - I'm hoping mine turn out as lovely as yours :) xo

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  3. Beautiful light and fluffy rolls. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Lora ;)

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  4. oh delicious! they look so so fluffy! I hope you had a great thanksgiving!

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  5. These have just blown me away Lora! Amazing! And no-knead? I am so making these this weekend!

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  6. Wow, those are seriously the most beautiful rolls! And the fact that they're no-knead means that I REALLY have to try them.

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  7. Wow, these look fantastic and fantastically simple to make! One small question: do you think the recipe could be easily (and successfully) halved? Thanks! :)

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    1. I haven't tried this recipe halved. I would recommend making the whole recipe and freeze whatever you don't eat for another day (or share them)-they're so good!

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    2. Ahh fantastic idea - thanks - will do!! :)

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  8. I am obsessed with dinner rolls, these look incredible!

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  9. Homemade dinner rolls are my favorite! Love that these are no-knead!

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  10. It's always nice to have a great dinner roll recipe. These look great!

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  11. These look so fluffy, golden and delicious, love that they are quick and easy too!

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  12. Beautiful fluffy dinner rolls!!!! Love your recipe;-)

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  13. Beautiful rolls! A great recipe.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  14. these look so easy! Gotta try - thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

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  15. Una ricetta deliziosa!!! Complimenti, buon weekend!

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  16. Love that crumbs looks perfect. It is hard to say no knead, Hope you had wonderful thanksgiving.

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  17. Yummy! They look amazing and I'm sure the aroma was incredible as they baked!

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  18. Soft bread with only all purpose flour and no knead. Going to try soon. Bookmarked! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I remember making the No-Knead bread you shared about a year ago, and love that recipe! I so need to make this gorgeous recipe! I have been looking for a tried and true roll recipe, so this is on my list:-) The rolls look so fluffy and delicious, Hugs, Terra

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  20. The rolls are so fluffy and soft...like edible, tasty pillows! Thanks for sharing the recipe, and for the helpful photos!

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  21. I'm glad I'm not the only one who is so behind on trying out recipes from magazines. Some of mine I have never even flipped through. Okay, one of these days, I'll have to do the same. These rolls were truly a great find. I love that they're no-knead; they turned out beautifully!

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  22. Love the "no knead" concept! Brilliant. These look sooooo fluffy and light and I bet it was hard to eat just one. :-)

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  23. These look amazing! Hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday!

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  24. Holy yum!! They look so so good!! I wish I was at your dinner table... I would have been fine with just eating these beautiful rolls. :)

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  25. my tummy is growling! I WANT these right now! forget about the other dishes, I want the whole pan just for me!

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  26. Hey Lora! I've been following your blog for a while now and wanted to drop a comment :) I love your recipes! They come out perfectly every single time!! :)

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  27. Wow, they sure look fluffy! I should try it since there's no kneading involved (yeah, I'm lazy).

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  28. I'm really getting into making my own bread! these rolls look so good! I can't wait to try your recipe!

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  29. I should really try to make my own bread! EVeryone seems to be doing it, and everyone - I say, everyone - is doing a great job of it! I like the rich egg-like color of your rolls! This should be good with loads of butter! Hehehe!

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  30. Yum! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! These rolls look amazing!

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  31. Wow! These rolls have great texture, Lora! Your dough has risen perfectly! Can't wait to give your recipe a try! :)

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  32. These rolls look wonderful, Lora! I love anything no-knead!

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  33. Made these today and they were very good. Easy and fast. I used less yeast, 3t and less than 5 1/2c of flour. Rose beautifully, 1st and 2nd rise. Divided dough into 15 rolls. Melted butter in my 13x9 pan and the bottom of rolls had a nice crust. Thank you for sharing

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  34. Your food looks amazing! I love your photos. xo

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