Biscuits or dinner rolls, what’s your preference? Biscuits are casual and easy, mix some dough together and the baking powder does the rising work. Dinner Rolls are another beast entirely. And I do mean beast, a yeast beast! For years I tried to make dinner rolls, to no avail. They didn’t rise, or they didn’t brown, or they just didn’t taste good. What was I doing wrong?!?!
Who knows? When Jurga assigned the dinner rolls to me for her Sitcoms of the 60s Gr8 Dinner, I dug up an old recipe from high school Home Ec class; back in the “olden days,” when Home Ec still existed! I made a few adjustments and voilà! a recipe that works every time! And you can make these the day before, refrigerate them after the first rise, then bake just before company arrives! The perfect holiday dinner roll recipe.
Perfect because they can be done ahead of time AND the recipe makes two 9×13-inch pans of rolls. Plenty for those big holiday gatherings.