Herb Dinner Rolls- (reminds me of Macaroni Grill)
1 cup water (70° to 80°)
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon each dried basil, oregano, thyme and rosemary, crushed
3-1/4 cups bread flour
2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
Additional butter, melted
Coarse salt, optional
In a bread machine pan, place the water, butter, egg, sugar,salt, seasonings, flour and yeast in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting(check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface.
Divide dough into 16 portions; shape each into a ball. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with butter and sprinkle with coarse salt if desired. Remove from pans to wire racks.
Yield: 16 rolls.
You can also make this the regular way without a bread machine. Kneed with dough hook for 5 min. Let rise, punch down the roll into balls, let rise and bake.
*I use instant yeast so I don’t punch dough down I roll into balls and let rise.
**Pick whatever herbs you like, so if you don’t like rosemary leave it out