Easy No Knead Dinner Rolls
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These no knead dinner rolls are a cinch to make and are the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table.
Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: American
Serves: 18
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 packages (1/4 teaspoon each) active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted, plus more for buttering pan and brushing on rolls
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 6 cups all purpose flour
  1. Pour warm water into a large bowl and sprinkle the yeast into the water and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Water should be 105-115 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a large bowl, add sugar, butter, eggs, and salt; whisk to thoroughly combine. Add flour, a cup at a time, and mix until well incorporated and a sticky dough forms. Brush the top of the dough with melted butter; cover bowl with plastic wrap, and set aside in a warm place until dough has doubled in size, about 1 hour. You really can just mix this dough by hand, no mixer required.
  3. Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface. With floured hands, roll dough into a thick log. Cut into 18 equal pieces (halve log, cut each half in thirds, then cut each piece into thirds again). Before you make your final cuts, you may need to roll the dough out into a log to get the 3 pieces cut from it.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a 9"x13" baking pan with butter, including the sides of the pan. Flatten each piece of dough, then fold the two edges toward the center, pressing to secure, to form a ball. Place dough balls in prepared baking pan, smooth side up (you'll have 3 rows of 6). Cover loosely with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, 30-40 minutes. (Alternatively, refrigerate, at least 4 hours and up to 1 day.) Don't worry if your dough isn't perfectly smooth.
  5. Remove plastic wrap and brush rolls with melted butter. Bake until tops are golden and rolls sound hollow when tapped. About 35 to 40 minutes (tent with aluminum foil if browning too quickly). Pull rolls apart, and serve warm. (I tent mine about 20 minutes into baking.)
If you want to add more flavor to these rolls you can add some garlic powder to the melted butter you use to brush on them just before baking.
Recipe by My Man's Belly at https://mymansbelly.com/2016/11/15/easy-no-knead-dinner-rolls/