These dinner rolls are based on a tried-and-true bread recipe giving to us by our friend in the Produce Department. While it might seem too good to be true, it’s delicious and we make it nearly every week. It’s so darn easy to make because doesn’t require kneading, and you’ll have fresh bread in no time. From our kitchen to yours, we hope you enjoy this easy recipe.
1 T active dry yeast
1 T sugar
1 T salt
1/4 th cup olive oil
2 ¾ cup lukewarm water
6 ½ cup flour
Extra olive oil to grease the baking sheet
Extra flour for shaping the dough
Preheat your oven to 450°.
Prepare 2 baking sheets by smearing them with a light coating of olive oil. Set aside.
In a large bowl, add your water, yeast, and olive oil.
Let the mixture sit for 1-2 minutes, then add your salt.
Add your flour to the bowl and mix carefully, until the dough is just combined.
Take note that this dough doesn’t require kneading and it will have a better texture when it isn’t handled very much.
This dough will be very wet, even when combined. Only use your hands to mix the dough when it is mostly combined to eliminate dry spots in the dough.
Cover the dough with a cloth and allow it to sit for 2 hours to rise. You can place it in the refrigerator after it’s risen for up to 1 week.
Once your dough has risen, you can begin shaping it.
Add a pinch of flour to your hands. Take a portion of dough out of your dough ball that’s about the size of a tennis ball. Gently roll it around in your hands to shape it into a ball.
Flour a clean surface and place your dough ball on it. Cup your hands around the dough ball. Tuck the bottom of the dough ball in by pinching it between your hands and sliding around all sides. Do this action two or three times, until the dough ball is round and smooth.
Once you’ve finished, place your dough ball on your prepared pan and repeat. This recipe will make 16 tennis ball sized rolls, but amounts may vary depending on how big you make your dough balls.
Bake for 27 minutes or until they are dark golden brown on top. This dough is very wet, so I recommend cooking it for the full time given to make sure it’s fully cooked. It’s also hard to burn this recipe for the same reason, so you may bake it a little longer and it will still come out well.
Allow them to cool for 10-30 minutes before serving and enjoy!