These past two weeks I have been neglecting my blog, which isn’t fair to my readers or to me. This little space is my second home and where I found peace among the chaos. The past two weeks though there has been more chaos in my life then normal. Monumental changes that have thrown off my equilibrium. When I am not creating recipes for this blog or writing articles for The Capitol Hill Times, I write romance novels. This past Tuesday I finished the first draft to Love of a Rock star and sent it off to my editor. You immerse your self in the characters, their stories, and by the end you emerge from this world you created bleary eyed. On top of that, I have been dealing with personal issues that sent my emotions bouncing all over the place. Thank god for yoga or else my head would explode. What also helps is the process of creating bread.
There is a sense peace that washes over me as I watch my hands knead a ball of dough. These 30 Minute Dinner Rolls are not complicated and do in fact come together in as much time as your favorite sitcom. They are fluffy yet dense with a hint of sweetness. With Fourth of July coming up on Thursday, these dinner rolls would be perfect with a rack of ribs and coleslaw. Enjoy!
- 1 cup warm water (30 seconds in the microwave)
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a bowl of a stand mixer, place water, olive oil, sugar, and yeast and let rest for 15 minutes until frosty. Slowly mix in flour until the dough comes together and the sides of the bowl are clean. Turn out dough onto a cutting board. Pinch off 12 balls of dough and place the rolls in a 9 by 13 baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Let rest for 10 more minutes. When time is up, bake for 10 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown.
Recipe adapted from here