Dinner Rolls, 6 ways

Makes 24 Prep Time 30 minutes   Cook Time 18 minutes   Rated:    
by Tenina Holder

I am partial to a fluffy soft dinner roll on any occasion! I think it started with my American Thanksgiving experiences. Dinner rolls were pretty much required. Of course, they probably came from Costco, but as I do have this amazing buttermilk bread recipe that makes the best rolls and bread out there, the six options were just a cute idea to get you baking something a bit special for Christmas. But don't stop there. Anytime a dinner roll is required...these are your go to.

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Need

  • The Roux
  • 30 Grams Bakers or Strong Flour BUY
  • 30 Grams Raw Caster Sugar BUY
  • 120 Grams buttermilk
  • The Dough
  • 2 Teaspoons dried yeast
  • 350 Grams Bakers or Strong Flour BUY
  • 210 Grams buttermilk
  • 2 Pinches Pink Salt Flakes BUY
  • 25 Grams Butter Plus an extra 2 tablespoons of melted butter to brush the buns with BUY
  • #1 Shallot and Cheddar
  • 1/2 small shallot, chopped finely
  • 30 Grams Mature Cheddar Cheese grated, save half for the top
  • #2 Thyme and Olive
  • 2 springs of fresh thyme leaves. Save some for the top
  • 30 Grams black olives, pitted and chopped
  • 10 Grams panko breadcrumbs, for the top
  • #3 Garlic and Dill
  • 1 Garlic Cloves chopped finely
  • 2 sprigs of fresh dill, chopped, saving some for on top
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Fennel Seeds
  • #4 Bagel Buns
  • 20 Grams sunflower seeds
  • a pinch of each; sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried onion flakes, dried garlic flakes, fennel seeds and salt mixed together in a small bowl.
  • #5 Rosemary and Black Pepper
  • 2 sprigs or rosemary, leaves
  • ground black and pink pepper
  • #6 White Dinner Rolls
  • no additions, but top with seeds if desired

Do

1  

Place roux ingredients into the Thermomix bowl and cook 3 min/80°C/speed 3. Cool slightly. Leave in the Thermomix bowl.

2  

Add all dough ingredients, in the order listed and mix 10 sec/speed 6. Knead 4 min/Interval. Scrape out onto floured silpat mat and wrap up. Prove until doubled in size.

3  

Preheat oven to 200°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper.

4  

Divide dough into 6 balls (if you're making all 6 ways) using extra flour as needed. Flatten each ball and add additions as below;

5  

Shallot and Cheddar; Place shallot and half the cheddar onto the dough. Knead by hand until combined. Roll into 4 balls, brush with melted butter and press each into the remaining cheese.

6  

Thyme and Olive; Place thyme and olives onto the dough. Knead by hand until combined. Roll into 4 balls, brush with melted butter and press into panko crumbs.

7  

Garlic and Dill; Place garlic, dill and fennel seeds onto the dough. Knead by hand until combined. Roll into 4 balls, brush with melted butter and top with fresh dill.

8  

Bagel Buns; Place sunflower seeds onto the dough. Knead by hand until combined. Roll into 4 balls, brush with melted butter. Press into the seeds mixture.

9  

Rosemary and Pepper; Place rosemary and pepper onto the dough. Knead by hand until combined. Roll into 4 balls, brush with melted butter. Coarsely grind both peppers on top.

10  

White Dinner Rolls; Knead dough into 4 balls, brush with melted butter. Top with seeds if desired.

11  

Place buns onto the oven tray, grouped in flavours. Cover gently and prove until doubled.

12  

Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until lightly browned.

13  

Serve warm, with MORE butter.

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