This quick and easy overnight dinner rolls recipe is quite possibly my most precious find as far as recipes are concerned. There's no fuss and no big messy cleanup. No mixer, food processor or bread machine. All you need is a bowl and a spoon.
There's nothing like the smell of homemade rolls baking in the oven. This quick recipe has made it easy for me to provide these tasty rolls for my family at least three times a week and they seem to never tire of them.
I was surprised at just how good they were, considering how simple they are to make and I'm sure you'll enjoy them as well.
Quick Easy Overnight Dinner Rolls
- 6 cups of all-purpose flour
- 2 cups of milk (slightly warmed)
- 1 pack of dry yeast (1/4 ounce)
- 1 large egg (slightly beaten)
- 3/4 cup of butter or margarine (melted)
- 2 tablespoons of tepid water
- 1/2 of pure cane sugar
- 1 teaspoon of table salt
In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast then add the sugar, salt, milk, egg, and about half of the flour. Blend well then add the butter, the rest of the flour and blend it in. Scrape it into a greased bowl, turn it to coat the dough then cover and chill overnight.
Punch down the dough. On a floured surface, mold your rolls into whatever shape you want, put them on a prepared baking sheet, cover and let them rise (about an hour). Bake at 350 degrees for fifteen to twenty minutes and brush them with butter as soon as they come out of the oven.
You can also use this dough to make sweet rolls. Simply add a little more sugar to the mix (1/2 a cup or so) roll the pieces out and brush with melted butter. Cobmine equal amounts of sugar and ground cinnamon in a dish and sprinkle it over the pieces then shape them into buns, or whatever shape you like, and bake. They smell so good!
There's nothing to this recipe. Just mix, let it rise, shape and let it rise again then bake. What could be easier? And they taste great plain or sweet!