I am sure many of you have your Thanksgiving meal planned – My family will be out of town to Utah so we won’t be spending much time in the kitchen this year… What are you planning to have on Thanksgiving? The obvious choice would be Turkey! I am not a big fan of turkey myself…. but I usually go for the legs… Or I make something small for myself.. like chicken or ham or something totally random! Well, whatever you decide to make, you know you have to have yummy homemade rolls. I think a holiday dinner is not complete without homemade rolls. I’m always in charge of making rolls and usually I make Sweet Dinner Rolls which are to die for, really. But these blender rolls are also wonderful. Probably a lot easier to make for anyone who is afraid to make yeast bread.
Like the title says, you use a blender to make these rolls – you put some of the ingredients in a blender and mix it all together. Super easy. These rolls are super moist – they seriously melt in your mouth!
I made these rolls in two different shapes. I used a round cake pan to make some of the rolls and they turned out fantastic and beautiful. The outside of the rolls were a little more done than the ones baked on a baking pan. I liked the texture, too, but admittedly, these weren’t as soft as the others. But I really liked these right out the oven. You might want to try and bake some of your rolls in a cake pan if you want.
See how flaky the rolls look inside?
- 2 cups warm water (but not too hot)
- 2 tablespoons dry active yeast
- ½ cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup melted butter + 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 5 cups bread flour (or all purpose) + 1 – 1½ cups
- Place the warm water, yeast, sugar, eggs, salt, and butter in a blender until well blended, about 30 seconds.
- Transfer the mixture into a large bowl and add 5 cups flour and stir well with a spoon, until well mixed. Cover with a towel and let rise until doubled in size. The dough will be very sticky and moist – no worries!
- Scatter about 1 cup flour on top of the dough – add more flour if needed until it’s easy to handle the dough. The dough should form a smooth and elastic ball.
- Divide the dough into equal four parts. Roll each part into long 2-inch wide ropes. Cut each rope into 12 equal sized chunks, about 2-inches long.
- Shape each chunk into round balls (see below for tips). Place them on a greased large baking pan closely together. Place a towel over the pan and let rise about 30 minutes, until almost doubled in size.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes. Coat the rolls with butter and bake 2-3 more minutes. Feel free to spread more butter on the rolls after they are done.
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