Who doesn’t love a bowl of warm, light-as-a-feather, buttery rolls on any holiday table? And you might be surprised to know that these are not only incredibly easy to make, but take little hands on time. The result is well worth forgoing any pre-packaged dinner rolls that you can find at the supermarket.
If that’s not enough to sway you, here’s another great reason to have this recipe in your list of go-tos: this is a great, versatile dough. While pull-apart rolls are one of the simpler options (the rolls are proofed and baked in cake pans, and bake up together), you can also use this dough to make Parker House rolls or Cloverleaf rolls. You can even divide the dough into 10 pieces instead of 18 and shape them into hamburger buns or hot dog buns; just bake those on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
However you decide to shape the dough, you’ll be rewarded with lots of oohs and aahs come dinnertime.
Recipe: Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls
Makes 18 rolls
- 8 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 package (2 1/4 tsp) active dry yeast
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- In a saucepan over low heat, melt 6 tablespoons of the butter with the honey. Add the milk and gently warm the mixture to 105-115°F (it will happen quickly). Pour the mixture into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Stir in the yeast and let it stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.