I’m not ashamed to admit that my #1 food weakness is fresh out of the oven Chocolate Chip Cookies. I know that it’s not healthy to have food bring you joy, but those sure do! Another recipe that totally brings a smile to my face just by the smell of them baking are these rolls. They aren’t anything fancy, but what is it about freshly baked bread! It is another one that I utterly enjoy fresh out of the oven. That way the butter melts perfectly!
I’m actually teaching them because it’s a great lesson in science and baking and my boys love both. When it comes to helping in the kitchen, they beg to stir, knead and flip. Now that they are getting older, I don’t have to be as hesitant and worried they will get burned (or break something!).
When I teach bread making classes the very first point I tell everyone is this… The hardest part about making homemade bread is remembering you want to make it far enough in advanced for when you want to serve it.
Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions and I hope you love these as much as I do!
The Perfect Sunday Bread Rolls
Makes 16 Rolls
1 1/2 Cups Warm Water
1 TBSP Dry Active Yeast
2 TBSP Granulated Sugar
2 TBSP Canola Oil
1 tsp Salt
3 3/4 – 4 Cups All Purpose Flour
1. In a large bowl combine the warm water, yeast and sugar together.
2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a towel and set aside on the counter for about 6-7 minutes.
3. The mixture should be foamy and bubbly. If it is not, start from the beginning and adjust the temperature of the water.
4. Add in the oil, salt and flour. Start to mix and knead with a spoon or a stand mixture (with dough hook).
5. The dough should be smooth and slightly sticky. Knead for 5 minutes until the dough starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
6. Remove dough from the bowl and form into a large bowl. Add 1 tsp of oil in the bowl and place the dough ball back in and roll to cover with oil.
7. Place plastic wrap or towel over the bowl and let it rise for about 1 hour or until double in size.
8. Remove dough to a clean surface and evenly divide dough into 16 piece.
9. Form into a ball and place evenly spaced apart onto a greased baking sheet or 9×13 pan.
10. Lightly cover with plastic wrap or towel and let it rise for another hour or until double in size.
11. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and and bake for 13-15 minutes.