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Soft white pull apart dinner rolls

Skibum's picture

Soft white pull apart dinner rolls

I have gone 'off' bread so to speak and for two months now have not baked a loaf.  A single man living alone, I find buns and muffins much more practical for my current lifestyle.  Corn bread muffins have been a fave and manana, I will bake the 3gmas corn bread muffins with bacon and corn yumm!

My latest fave recipe is from PR's ABED: soft white bread.  I have cut the recipe in half and reduced the sugar by one third:

Proofed in a 9x9" lasagna pan.

Proofed on parchment and supported by a linen cloche.

Beautiful flavour and crumb.  Next bake I will build a wooden square to contain the free standing rolls on parchment, a little bigger than my lasagne pan, just for fun and to help the rolls spring up more.


300g flour

210g warm milk

29g sugar

2T oil

2T honey

½ egg, beaten

1t salt

11/2t yeast

Brushthe remaining egg wash over the rolls fefore baking and brush with melted butter 5 minutes after coming out of the oven.

Enjoy,  Brian

Bake @ 350F 40 minutes

dabrownman's picture

I'm going to bake these with SD and see how they do,  I'm always looking for a good roll and these sure fit the bill.

Happy baking

Skibum's picture

Sourdough is an interesting idea and there you have done it again:  seeded another great idea!  Okay, I am trying tangzhong with today's batch.  Next batch sourdough!

vstyn's picture

Have you tried this recipe with SD. If so, how did come out?

gmabaking's picture

I'm going to try this with no retarding, maybe full recipe but half rolls and one loaf because I need (okay, I want) them today. You might want to cut back on the corn in the cornbread recipe, I thought it made it a little on the heavy side of texture. Taste was nice though. Hope you enjoy them.


Skibum's picture

With all of the sugar and honey in this recipe I didn't bother retarding.  Bulk was about 11/2 hours and ditto for proofing.  When I was a young child, we used to go to Florida every winter and there was a restaurant in Lake Worth or West Palm at the time called Morrisons and they had the BEST dinner rolls I had ever tasted.  A tall black man in full chef's whites and chef's hat would bring around big stainless trays of these hot steaming delicious rolls.  I remember as a 7 year old having 8 rolls one night for dinner!  I'm not sure I ate much else . . .

I am wondering what to do for dinner and I think fried chicken and your awesome looking corn bread muffins with some sausauge gravy just might do the trick.  Okay, time to get busy!

Regards, Brian

scott312's picture

Thank you sir. Well done!

I will try these soon. Beautiful presentation.