Welcome to round two!!! When I first attempted to make homemade dinner rolls the end result was OK, but not what I had expected.
As you can see, my rolls varied in size and they were not rolled into uniform balls. When they were baked, they were a dense bread and got slightly dry even after the first day. I decided for my learning this week, I needed to try again.
I started by searching for a recipe. Recipe searching is not an easy process for me; on average, it takes me about 3 hours to find a recipe to make. So after all my searching I came right back to the recipe that I used to make the crescent rolls. If your interested, you can check out the past blog post here. I used the same recipe, but I found it on a different site. You can find the recipe I used here. However, I didn’t want to make the crescent shape again. Since I have gained a bit of confidence in my bread making, I decided to make the same recipe, but into a round bun shape instead. So I reviewed this youtube video, to assist me in the shaping. I used a few pieces of dough to practice my technique and I discovered I needed to keep my hand closed up tighter in order to get the balls into the right shape. After working away at this for a bit, I got the product I was looking for!
I got round, uniform balls of dough. The recipe suggested a baking time of 13-17 minutes for the crescent rolls. I started out with the rolls being in the oven for 15 and then rotated my pan and cooked for another 3 minutes, for a total time of 18 minutes.
The rolls ended up as light and fluffy as I could have ever wanted. I am very happy with my rolls the second time around! I couldn’t be happier with the improvement I have made!
Thanks for reading; It’s been a slice!