These rolls are super easy to make. You can freeze them after baking which is a perfect way to grab a few dinner rolls when you need them as this makes 24 rolls (or you can make 18 larger size but I think 24 works best)
1 1/4 cups warm water
1 1/2 TBSP active dry yeast (or use 2 packets)
1 tsp. sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup melted butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
4 Cups of all purpose unbleached flour (or plain all purpose)
Mix the yeast and 1 tsp. sugar into the warm water and set aside to proof for 10 minutes
In a mixing bowl with your dough hook or in a regular bowl with a wooden spoon, mix together the oil, melted butter, sugar, 2 eggs and salt until combined.
Add in the proofed yeast mixture and mix just to combine
Add in the flour one cup at a time mixing slowly until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl
Flour a surface and scrape dough out of bowl. Sprinkle a bit of flour on top and knead the dough about a minute or two.
Pull apart into 24 pieces as even pieces as you can get (doesn’t have to be perfect) and roll into balls
Place into a greased cake pan or 2 round pans
Put into a warm spot to rise for an hour to 90 minutes or until doubled in size.
Bake in a 375 degree preheated oven for 15-17 minutes until lightly browned on top and remove from oven Let set for 5 minutes and then pour out onto a wire rack to cool.
Break apart and store in an air tight container or place in freezer bags and freeze!
The whole process takes about 15 minutes to get the dough into the cake pan to rise. Super easy and delicious flavor!!
I find if reheating from frozen state it’s best to let them thaw and warm in the oven. You also can microwave them…either way, they are delicious! I recently made 9 dozen for a Farm Market Feast dinner event with over 100 people and there was not a roll left over!