I used to think you could only buy crusty dinner rolls at a bakery but wait ‘til you see how incredibly easy it is to make your own homemade rolls from scratch. And forget everything you thought you knew about baking bread. Here’s what you will NOT have to do:
1. Proof your yeast.
2. Take the temperature of your water.
3. Knead the dough.
4. Rise the dough twice.
5. Rise it in a warm spot.
6. Get stressed about baking with yeast.
All those things are history! Once I learned that you could bake amazing crusty bread at home with no kneading and almost no work, I set out to make it as fast and easy as possible. I’ve already shared my method for making the fabulous crusty bread that bakes in a Dutch oven.
No dutch oven? No problem. If you want to make the no knead bread that bakes in a Dutch oven but you don’t have one, you can make the same dough into these beautiful crusty rolls. All you need is a baking pan. This method is so easy and it’s foolproof. Don’t worry about the water temperature – just use hot tap water. Don’t worry about kneading the dough – you don’t have to. It’s basically like this:
- You mix the dough together, cover, and let it rest for 3 hours.
- You shape it into 8 rolls and let them rest for 35 minutes.
- You take the same 35 minutes to heat up your oven.
- You bake the rolls.
- You eat the rolls!
And if you like sesame seed rolls, just brush them right before baking with egg white and sprinkle with sesame seeds and look what you get:
By the way, you can start this dough the night before and let it stand on the counter top overnight for 8 to 24 hours. The only difference is you would use cool water. Then in the morning, shape the rolls and after the 35 minute rest and oven warm-up, you can bake them. Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones