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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Buttery Holiday Dinner Rolls

Buttery Holiday Dinner Rolls
Another addition to yummy rolls...I adapted this recipe from breadworld, but changed the egg wash to melted butter which is applied right after cutting then after baking. I also served this on a birthday supper (paired with lasagna) and everyone loved these rich rolls. This recipe yields about 15 rolls.

1/2 cup + 1 tbsp + 1 tsp water (140 ml)
3 eggs
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp salt
3-1/2 cups bread flour
3 tbsp sugar
2 tsp bead machine yeast
1/4 cup melted butter x 2 (one for brushing prior to rising, and another for right after baking)

Add water, 3 eggs, butter to bread machine at room temperature. Add salt, bread flour, 3 tbsp sugar and yeast. Select dough cycle (which takes about 1-1/2 hours).

Melt 1/4 cup butter. Generously grease the muffin pan cups with shortening.

Take out the dough and place onto a greased countertop and shape into a log about 2 inches thick across (to have an idea of this, take a look at my video on how I make my pandesal). Cut every 1/2 inch and place 3 pieces into a muffin cup with cut sides facing each other. Place at the center a smaller piece (half of the usual cut) on top of these three pieces. Brush with melted butter. Repeat until all cups are filled. (This mixture will yield about 12-14 pieces).

Cover with greased cling wrap. Let rise in warm area for about 30 minutes or until almost doubled.X Bake at 375°F for 12-14 minutes or until nicely browned. Take out and immediately tap out of the muffin pans onto a cooling wire rack. Turn them upright. Place on top of another pan and brush some more with melted butter (for garlicky flavor, mix in with garlic salt to taste).


  1. They look super good, Manang! I bet they taste super good as well!! It's nice to see your post once again!

  2. naku manang may matututunan na nmn ako sau, nwey tenks po pla sa recipe supersoft ensaymada i made it success,sanyo lang po ako natutong mag bake at nagagawa ko naman po itong maayos. Simula po ng nag migrate kami d2 sa Australia ,napilitan na akong magluto, hindi tulad sa pinas na hindi ako nagluluto.Buti na lang po natagpuan ko yung site mo ,napakalaking tulong po ito para sa mga di marunong magluto katulad ko hehehehe....Anyway tenks po ulit.!


  3. Hi Bhelle,
    Salamat sa message mo. It means a lot to me, kasi nakak-inspire. Buti naman at me naitutulong ako.

    Pag natapos problema ko sa DHHS, mas dadalasan ko ang posting. In the meantime, sana me enough akong recipe dito to keep you busy. :)

  4. what is the right way ba to bake kababayan to look like a native-hat

  5. Hi Anonymous,
    Are you going to try the recipe of kababayan that I have here shared by my friend? Gotta warn you that I myself have not tried that recipe, and those readers who did, were not satisfied with the outcome.
    I do have a recipe I just got that I will be trying sometime soon. If you are willing to wait, then I will make that one first, see if it is a good one, then share here.
    To make them look like hat, according to the recipe I got, start with high temp to bake them (like 400 &deg F).


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