Sometimes when the holidays roll around, you begin looking for a new (not too difficult) recipe to give the meal an added touch that secretly says, “Welcome to my home that smells beyond awesome. You have no idea what deliciousness you’ve just walked into.”
Enter: Homemade Dinner Rolls.
They are definitely on the carbalicious side, but make for a yummy way to “treat” yourself to the warmth of the holidays with family and friends.
So give them a try and prepare yourself to be hailed as the new queen—or king—of all things wonderful at your dining table this season!
- 1 cup warm water
- ¼ cup cane sugar
- ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted and cooled (plus a little extra for your hands)
- 2 T active dry yeast
- 1 t sea salt
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3⅓ cup white organic flour (or Einkorn flour—see note below)
- Parchment paper
- In a large bowl, mix together warm water, sugar, oil, and yeast. Let stand for 15 minutes until yeast mixture is bubbly.
- Stir in salt and beaten egg to yeast mixture.
- Gradually add flour, stirring as you go with a large metal or wooden spoon. Dough will be rather sticky. Let dough rest in the bowl covered with a towel for 10 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut a sheet of parchment paper to fit and place on a large cookie sheet or jelly roll pan.
- Rub coconut oil on your hands and form dough into balls. Place balls so they don't touch on sheet and let rise for 20 more minutes, again with a towel over top.
- Place in oven and bake for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly browned on top.
- C = 26g P = 5g F = 6g
- 170 calories per serving
- *This recipe can be made using Einkorn flour, however the rolls will not bake up nearly as high (see second pic on right below). They still taste excellent, they just don't look as pretty :).