Butterflake dinner rolls are a soft dinner roll made of layers that add a little bit of fancy to your dinner. (Psst…they’re easier to make then you think!)
- 1/4 Cup Butter, cut into cubes
- 1/4 Cup Sugar
- 1 tsp Salt
- 3/4 Cup Buttermilk
- 1 Tbs. Active Dry Yeast
- 1/4 Cup Warm Water
- 1 Egg
- 3 Cups of Flour
- 1 Tbs of softened Butter
- Put the butter cubes, sugar and salt in the bowl of a mixer.
- Scald the buttermilk over medium high heat on the stove top and pour it over the ingredients in the mixing bowl.
- Once the butter is melted and the mixture is just warm to the touch, combine the yeast and water in a small bowl to activate. I like to add a sprinkle of sugar to the yeast to speed up the activation. Once foamy pour into the mixing bowl.
- Add the egg and 2 cups of the flour.
- With the paddle attachment, mix at a low speed until your ingredients come together. Then mix for 5 minutes at medium speed.
- Add the last cup of flour and mix until no white streaks remain. Remember this is a batter dough so it’s not going to come together in a ball like a bread dough.
- Scrape the sides of the bowl down and cover with a dish towel to rise until doubled. This will take a little more than an hour.
- Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface, into a rectangle a quarter inch thick. Try to make it a definite rectangle shape the best you can. Spread a light layer of softened butter over the dough (about 1 Tbs. or a little less).
- Using a sharp knife or my preference, a pizza wheel, cut the rectangle of dough into 1 1/2 inch wide strips. They don’t have to be exact. You want to get 10-12 strips of dough. You don’t want the strips wider than 1 1/2 inches and no less than an inch wide. You just want each strip to be roughly the same width.
- You can either stack 5 strips of dough and cut them into 2 inch stacks. Place each stack in a greased muffin tin. If you had extra single strips of dough just cut them in 2 inch pieces and make stacks of 5 pieces….OR
- You can cut each single strip into 2 inch pieces.
- Stack 5 pieces together and place them in a muffin tin that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. If you have less than 5 pieces left at the end either slip and extra piece in with another roll or just put what’s left together.
- Let rise until doubled (about 45 minutes)
- Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes.
- Cool slightly before serving.
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