Sundays go one of two ways in my home…
1. I go all out and cook probably the best meal of the week. This could be in my crock pot, oven, grill.. you name it and it is FABULOUS!
2. Dinner is leftovers and you fend for your self because after church, all I want to do is take nap :) (yes even food bloggers need a break from the kitchen)
I love Sundays for both those reasons, depending on my mood.
Growing up, my mom always called Sunday our Paper Plate meal, which is so funny to me because Sundays for most people is the “pull out the nice serve ware” day. I LOVE my mom’s tradition and have carried it into my own home. Why?.. well, because if you are cooking a very nice meal, it probably means there will be a lot of dishes… and if you know the first thing about me, I HATE dishes!
One side dish I tend to always serve for Sunday meals are rolls. Fresh baked yummy dinner rolls. Rolls are a side dish almost everyone loves- kids and adults alike! Heck, even my 10 month old loves rolls :) This dinner roll recipe is absolutely amazing! It is the dinner roll recipe my mom grew up on and the dinner roll recipe I grew up on. It comes from my grandma’s cookbook and it will definitely be a hit in your home, too!
- ½ cup Warm Water
- 4 packages yeast
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- 3 cups milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 7-9 cups flour
- Stir to combine Mixture 1. Let it sit until yeast is activated and happy.
- Meanwhile, heat Mixture 2 over medium heat until melted. Let it cool until just warm.
- In Bosch or other bread dough mixer add beaten eggs, Mixture 2 and 4-5 additional cups of flour. You want the consistency at this point to be a pancake consistency. Once pancake consistency is reached, add Mixture 1. Mix in well and then add additional flour cup by cup until bread dough consistency is reached.
- Let dough rise for 1 hour. After an hour, punch down and let sit for an additional 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, punch down again.
- Divide dough in half. Roll into a flat circle about 10-12 inches in diameter (like a pizza).
- Brush the top with butter.
- Cut like a pizza into 8 slices.
- Roll each section into a croissant, starting with the thickest part and rolling inward to the thinest point.
- Place close together on a greased cookie sheet.
- Repeat for other half of the dough.
- Cover dough on cookie sheets and let rise until double in size.
- Bake at 375 degrees F for about 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and brush with butter.