The Ultimate Dinner Rolls - this is the BEST homemade recipe that yields cotton soft, milky, rich and sweet rolls that you can't stop eating. Fail proof and novice baker friendly.
Prepare the "roux" or bread starter by mixing the milk, water and all purpose flour until it forms a smooth mixture. Cook over low heat, stirring continuously until the mixture becomes thicker but not pasty. Remove from heat and let cool.
Fit stand mixer with dough hook, add the roux and dough ingredients together, mix on low speed until combined, about 2 minutes. Increase the speed to medium-low and knead for another 5-6 minutes or until the dough is smooth, elastic and soft. You may knead by hand and it will take about 15-20 minutes.
Shape the dough into a ball and place in a lightly greased bowl. Cover the bowl and let the dough rise for 90 minutes or until puffy. Divide the dough into 9 portions, shape into a ball and place on a greased 9-inch baking pan. Cover the rolls and let rise again for 50 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Brush the surface of the rolls with milk and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the surface turns golden. Remove from heat and serve warm.
Adapted from Woman Scribbles.