I love my KitchenAid stand mixer! What I love even more is that with it's help I can create wonderful dinner rolls in less than an hour! (And the mixer came with a great cookbooklet with this recipe in it!!)
Homemade Dinner Rolls
1/2 cup low-fat milk
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons butter
3 packets of active dry yeast (6 3/4 teaspoons)
1 1/2 cups warm water (105 to 115 degrees)
5 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
Place milk, sugar, salt, and butter in small saucepan. Heat over low heat until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Cool to lukewarm.
Dissolve yeast in warm water in warmed mixer bowl. Add lukewarm milk mixture and 4 1/2 cups flour. Attach bowl and dough hook to mixer. Turn to Speed 2 and mix about 1 minute.
Continuing on Speed 2, add remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, and mix until dough clings to hook and cleans sides of bowl, about 2 minutes. Knead on Speed 2 about 2 minutes longer, or until dough is smooth and elastic. Dough will be slightly sticky to the touch.
Place dough in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover. Let rise in warm place, free from draft, about 15 minutes. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. I either shape them into balls or you can make cloverleafs. Divide dough into 24 equal pieces. Form each piece into a ball and place in greased muffin pans. With scissors, cut each ball in half, then quarters.
Cover. Let rise in slightly warm oven (90 degrees) about 15 minutes. Bake at 425 degrees for 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from pans immediately and cool on wire racks.