5 Smart Points Yeast Bread Dinner Rolls!

There is something about fresh baked carbohydrates that make me swoon! 5 Smart Points for a yeasty tender roll with a slight bite on the outside is a bargain to me for sure. I can think about how 2 slices of bread on a regular day from my local supermarket is 4 smart points for two slices or I can think about the love and satisfaction that comes from baking from scratch — a bread with no added ingredients but the basics – milk, yeast and butter – who could deny such a special treat?

Yeast Bread Dinner Rolls
5 Smart Points (per 1 roll serving)
*Points Subject to change per serving size
24 Servings

2 cups warm milk

2 Packets of Hodgson Mills Instant Yeast

1/8 – 1/4 c  white granulated Sugar

2 teaspoons Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

8 Tbsp Softened Unsalted Butter

2 large eggs

6.5 cups bread flour

➡  Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. (You can do this a little later but I like to start the oven before I even set my dough to rise. I believe it helps the rising process in my sometimes drafty home)
➡  In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine warm milk, yeast sugar, salt butter (reserve 2 tbsp) and eggs.
➡  Add 6 cups of flour (Reserve 1/2 C)
➡Using your dough hook attachment switch your mixer to the lowest setting as you see the flour become moistened start to raise the setting being careful not to create a flour storm. (I use a clean towel to drape over my mixer in the beginning of mixing so the flour doesn’t puff up)
➡ When you start to see the dough pull away from the sides of the mixing bowl stop the machine to check the consistency (it should be sticky and not to wet but still soft) if its still wet start to slowly add the remainder of the reserved flour until it becomes sticky.
It should look something Like this:
➡  Oil a large glass bowl with 1 tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
➡  Knead the dough into a well rounded ball and place in the oiled glass bowl and cover it with your clean towel.
➡  Let rise for 90 minutes until it has puffed up above the edges of your bowl.
➡  Grease an 11 x 17 baking sheet with 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
➡  After 90 minutes punch down the dough and form into 24 rolls (six rows of four)
➡  Drape your clean towel over the baking sheet and let rise for 1 hour.
➡  After 1 hour bake the rolls for about 10 – 15 minutes (keeping an eye on them as oven temps vary)
➡  Remove the rolls from the oven and brush with 2 tbsp of your softened butter
➡  Place the rolls back into the oven until they have the desired color (my family likes a lighter colored roll but you can absolutely make them more golden which is how I like them!)
Place a towel in a bowl and serve the warm rolls at your next dinner party wrapped to keep them warm. These bad boys don’t even NEED butter on them to enjoy!