I have made A LOT of different roll recipes. I had narrowed it down to my two favorite roll recipes a few years ago, but I’m always open to trying new recipes. This new recipe leaves the others in the dust! These rolls are soft, ‘squishy’, airy, and delicious! They don’t dry out and lose their prime after a couple of days. They are perfect! I’ve used these only as rolls, but I can’t wait to try them out in cinnamon rolls, bread sticks, and all other bread-y goodnesses. Thanks Michelle, for always finding the best recipes and sharing them with me!
Best Rolls EVER!
This recipe can destroy Kitchenaids, so just do it by hand every time.
3 cups very warm water
1/3 cup oil (or applesauce)
1/3 cup honey (i always add extra)
3 tbsp yeast
1 tbsp salt
8 +/- cups flour
Stir together first four ingredients and let yeast activate (10-15 mins). Add 1 tbsp salt, stir. Add in flour, 2 cups at a time.
Spray counter with non-stick spray and knead dough until “Gluten Window” is visible (Pull a small amount of dough apart to see if a stained glass/translucent dough appears. If the dough breaks or rips, it is NOT ready). Basically the dough should be so smooth that it feels as soft as a babies bottom.
Spray your mixing bowl with nonstick spray, put dough in bowl. Spray sheet of Saran-wrap, cover bowl. Cover all with slightly damp warm towel. Put in warm place. Let rise until dough doubles (30-45 minutes).
Now you can make whatever you want with it. It is a great base recipe for everything. Makes two dozen rolls, two dozen cinnamon rolls, two pizzas, four loaves of bread, two sheets of Breadsticks, deep fried scones. It is a great base for add-ins, also. You can add more honey and changed half the flour to wheat.
Get the dough in the shape you want it, cover it with the Saran-wrap and towel again and let it rise again until it doubles in size (30-45 minutes).
Bake at 350. Rolls bake about 12-14 minutes. Knock on the middle to see if they sound hollow to test for doneness. Take them out, while still hot take a salted real butter stick and rub it on top of each one. Let sit about 3 minutes before removing any.
Good luck. You will be amazed at the awesomeness!