These Sweet Dinner Rolls are so fluffy and rich! Perfect for breakfast, brunch or as an accompaniment on the dinner table.
Transfer the WARM mixture to a large bowl and add the yeast. Let it sit for five minutes so the yeast can activate.
Cover with a plastic wrap and let it sit in a WARM place for about one hour or until the dough has doubled in size. I normally turn on my oven for a little bit then I turn it off and place the dough inside. It works great every single time. After about an hour, the dough must have doubled in size.
Place the dough on your working surface. Punch it in order to remove air from it. Now cut the dough into 12 equal pieces.
Rub a 9 by 13 inch baking pan with butter.
Take each piece and form a ball - pull the dough so the top is smooth and tuck the dough under. That way the top is smooth and the under is rough. Place the balls on the greased baking pan. Repeat process with the rest of the dough making sure to allow about an inch of space between each dough.
Again, let it sit in a warm place for about 1 hour. After that, it must have doubled in size again. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit (180 Degrees Celsius)
Brush with egg wash. Beat the egg then gently brush over the rolls. Sprinkle on some sesame seeds if using.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown.
1. For the second rise, allow the rolls to rise until they touch each other. This is essential so the rolls are extra fluffy. It takes about 20 minutes to 1 hour to get a good rise. The rolls will rise quickly or slowly depending on the temperature of where you place them.
2. Use the leftover egg whites from this recipe to make Coconut Macaroons. Yum!
Recipe adapted from Laura Vitale's Dinner Rolls.