ABM Automatic Bread Machine Dinner Rolls
Can be made with bread machine, KitchenAid mixer, or food processor with dough hook
1 c. water
2 T. butter or margarine, softened
3 1/4 c. bread flour
1/4 c. sugar
1 t. salt
1 T. active dry yeast
If using a bread machine, measure carefully, placing all ingredients in bread machine in order recommended by manufacturer. Select Dough/Manual cycle. Do not use delay cycle. When cycle is complete remove dough from pan with lightly floured hands.
If using mixer or food processor, remove about a tablespoon (doesn’t really matter how much, just to feed the yeast) from the 1/4 cup measured sugar and dissolve in the warm water. Sprinkle yeast over water and let sit 5 minutes or so until dissolved and foamy.
Meanwhile, mix flour, salt, and remaining sugar in mixer bowl. When yeast is foamy, add to flour along with egg and margarine. Mix in KitchenAid with dough hook about 6 minutes. Scrape into a ball, spray with Pam, cover and let rise until double. Punch down. Cover and let rest 10 minutes on lightly floured surface. Grease large cookie sheet.
Divide dough into 15 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball. Place 2 inches apart* on cookie sheet. Cover and let rise in warm place 30 to 40 minutes or until double. Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Brush tops with melted butter during baking just when the rolls begin to color and again when they’re done. Adjust oven temperature if rolls begin to brown too fast. Serve immediately, or place on wire rack covered with a towel. Cool until just a hint of warmth remains, then seal in bread bag and freeze. To reheat, wrap in foil and place in 300-325 oven until hot.
And rising times are approximate; you have to go by the looks of the dough, not the clock.