Make-Ahead Rich and Tender American Dinner Rolls
Why This Recipe Works
Our goal with our dinner roll recipe was to shorten and simplify the task without sacrificing flavor or texture. We found our time-saving steps at the beginning and end of the process. First, we substituted rapid-rise yeast for regular active yeast in our dinner roll recipe. The rolls completed their first and second rise in just over an hour; regular active yeast required more than two hours. Last, we decided against making any "fancy" shapes that take the nonprofessional baker lots of time to master. Instead, we simply cut triangular pillow shapes from the dough after rolling it into the shape of a baguette.