Sep 23, 2010

Herbed Dinner Rolls

These are a really fun and easy homemade bread recipe – especially if you are new to baking your own bread.  Basically you mix the dough – let rise and then scoop out the dough – doesn’t get any easier than that!   The main reason that I made these rolls were to use up some of my fresh herbs from my garden – these rolls are jam packed with fresh herb taste.   The addition of the parsley leaf on top makes for an even prettier presentation.   Enjoy!

Ingredients (makes 18 rolls)

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 4 1/2 tsp. rapid rise yeast
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup warm milk (110˚ F)
  • 8 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 cups bread flour
  • ½ cup mixed chopped fresh herbs (parsley, rosemary, chives, thyme, sage, basil, dill, etc.)
  • 1 egg, beaten with 1 Tbsp. milk
  • Whole parsley leaves (for topping)


1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the eggs and salt on medium-high speed until pale yellow and fluffy, about 5 minutes. 

2. Mix in the yeast, sugar, milk, melted butter and flour.  Stir until a dough forms. 

3. Beat in the chopped fresh herbs until incorporated.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 2 hours.

4. Generously butter or spray with baking spray 18 muffin cups.  Punch the dough down.  Scoop the batter, dividing it evenly between the prepared muffin cups.  Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise about 45 minutes more, until slightly puffed.

5. Preheat the oven to 350˚ F.  Uncover the rolls and brush the tops lightly with the beaten egg mixture.  Gently press a fresh herb leaf into the top of each roll so that it adheres completely. 

6. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 22-25 minutes.  Let cool in the pan a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.  Let cool before serving.

Source: Annie’s Eats who adapted from Williams Sonoma

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1 comment:

  1. I love how easy these look! I've made all sorts of yeast breads but never rolls--totally need to try these this Fall!