A twist on the classic dinner roll makes these light and airy Italian Dinner Rolls a favorite in our house!
This is a special month. Not only is November a month for thanks and giving, but it’s also a month where the #BreadBakers are sharing two times in one month! November 17th is National Homemade Bread Day and well since we’re #BreadBakers we just had to celebrate! Our usual posts are themed, but for this one we we let our creative shine so there’s a little bit of everything from bagels to rolls to buns to muffins and quick breads; we’ve got a pretty diverse line-up for you! So I hope you enjoy and are inspired to bake some homemade bread today on this National Holiday!
As this “National Holiday” was approaching, I really didn’t have any idea what I wanted to make. If you read my post for #BreadBakers last week when I posted these fab Parmesan Garlic Knots, you know that I just jumped back onto the homemade bread bandwagon. In culinary school I used to make bread all the time… so I don’t know what happened. I just kinda stopped messing with it. So for this special occasion I turned to my mother for suggestions. That’s when she dug out her cookbook and told me these were the perfect rolls!
I thought to myself… If these are the perfect rolls how come you’ve never made them for me?
Alright so after I thought that to myself, I asked her.
Her reply… “I’ve been too busy to do any cooking since you were born.”
Oh come on mother… it’s been 26 years… She hasn’t made these rolls in 26 years!!
Needless to say, they really are one of the best dinner rolls I’ve ever had.
Italian Dinner Rolls. You’re probably thinking something spectacular centering around the wonderful cuisine, Italian. Am I right? Well, I don’t want to disappoint you, but these are not called Italian Dinner Rolls because of that reason. Instead, the dough has Italian Seasoning in it… super flavorful and delicious.
We’re talking easy to make and the final product is to die for. They’re so light and airy. Perfect rolls! Dip the tops into melted butter and then into grated Parmesan cheese before tossing in the oven to finish proofing and baking… I’m telling you… these are one of my new favorites!
I might even choose these rolls the next time I’m making spaghetti or any other pasta dish for that matter!
Seriously, they’re pretty darn tasty. Especially when you take a bite of one straight out of the oven with a big dollop of butter on it! There really is nothing better than nice, hot bread straight from the oven! Am I right or am I right??
Alright… enough jibber jabber. Here’s my mother’s all favorite Italian Dinner Rolls recipe… the one she’s failed to make for me for the last 26 years.
- 3 1/2 - 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 packages (2 tablespoons) yeast
- 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon parsley, chopped
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast, sugar and seasonings; mix well.
- In a saucepan, heat milk, water and butter until warm (butter does not need to be melted).
- Add to flour mixture.
- Add egg.
- Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed.
- On low, gradually stir in 1/2 cup cheese and enough remaining flour to make a firm dough.
- Dump dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 3-5 minutes.
- Place in a greased bowl, turning to grease the top as well.
- Cover; let rise in a warm oven (or warm location) for 15 minutes.
- Punch down dough and divide into 16 pieces.
- Form into balls.
- Dip tops into melted butter and 1/4 cup cheese.
- Place in well-greased 9x13 pan or two 8x8 pans.
- Cover and let rise in warm over about 10 minutes.
- Bake at 375* for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown
- Remove from pan and cool or serve immediately!
- **Prep time includes allowing the dough to rise**
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