Looking for a simple condensed milk dinner rolls recipes? Here you go!
Everyone loves soft, sweet buns with dinner at our house. And they're just the thing to serve alongside all the soups, stews and chilis we eat.
So I was thrilled with how this condensed milk dinner rolls recipe turned out.
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Baking in an off grid kitchen
If you've been following me for any length of time, you know that I love to bake. And many of the recipes I use and/or develop began long before we moved off the grid. In fact, I've always found baking a great stress-reliever. So it's no surprise to me that news outlets are reporting baking ingredients are flying off the shelves during this time of global lockdowns.
So many of these recipes used small kitchen appliances like a KitchenAid Stand Mixer, an electric egg beater, or a blender to speed things up. Heck, I even baked bread in a bread maker for years!
And confession time: I LOVE my KitchenAid Stand Mixer, a birthday gift from some of my big kids. However, it uses a lot of electricity. So I only use it when 1) the generator is on or 2) if it's very sunny and the solar panels are charging well.
It's the perfect homestead kitchen tool to make these delicious Condensed Milk Dinner Rolls.
Ingredients you'll need for this condensed milk dinner rolls recipe:
For the dough:
3 ¼ cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon instant yeast
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup milk, room temperature
½ cup condensed milk
1 large egg
2 oz unsalted butter, cut into cubes, room temperature
1 small egg
1 tablespoon milk
Condensed milk glaze:
3 tablespoon condensed milk
1 tablespoon butter, melted, room tempt
1 oz butter, room temperature
Helpful homestead kitchen tools:
How to make condensed milk dinner rolls:
Sift flour through a fine sieve mesh into a mixing bowl
Add the rest of dry ingredients into the bowl
Using a dough hook for your stand mixer, on slow speed, add egg, milk, and condensed milk to the dry mixture. And then mix until a sticky dough starts to form. This takes about 1 minute.
Kneading Without a Stand Mixer
Alternatively, use a wooden spoon to mix it well. Generally, it takes me about three-to-four minutes of vigorous hand mixing to get the dough to the consistenty I like.
Use rubber spatula to scrape down sides of the bowl if needed. Don't want any floury bits in your buns!
Increase your stand mixer speed to medium-low. Then add butter, one piece at a time, and mix until butter is fully mixed in.
Whether you're doing it the old-fashioned way (by hand) or not, keep on mixing that dough!
It should be smooth yet still elastic, and this takes about 2 minutes with a mixer.
Make sure there is no dry flour remains on the bottom of the mixing bowl. And remember, condensed milk dinner rolls dough should be sticky. So whatever you do, don't add more flour to the mixture just because the dough feels a bit wet.
Next, move the the dough to a lightly greased large mixing bowl. and Using your hand, keep kneading the dough a few more times to form a smooth round ball.
Tips for kneading
Use your fingertips and gently lift and fold edge of the dough that's farthest away from you toward the middle. Then simply turn the bowl a few times and repeat those steps.
Next, turn the smooth dough seam side down. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let the dough rise until it is double in size, (about 1.5 to 2 hours).
Do not rush this yeast proofing process or you’ll end up with heavy, dense rolls instead of light and fluffy rolls!
Meanwhile, grease your baking pan with butter.
When the dough is ready, punch it down. You'll feel it deflating. Treat the dough gently! Carefully move it to a lightly-floured counter or pastry board.
Then divide the condensed milk dinner rolls dough into nine equal pieces.
Work with one piece of dough at a time. Cover the rest with plastic wrap. This helps to keep it soft if you need some time to form each small dough ball.
Stretch the dough by using your fingers and pinch the edges together at the bottom to form a smooth dough ball.
Place the dough seam side down back on the counter and use your hand to roll it into a ball.
Then transfer the round ball, seam side down, to an already greased baking pan. Repeat this step for the remaining pieces of dough.
Arrange them in the pan then lightly cover with plastic wrap. Let the unbaked condensed milk dinner rolls rise until almost double in size. However, make sure they don’t rise above the rim of the pan.
Preheat your oven to 340F.
Gently brush dinner rolls with egg wash mixture and bake from 25 to 30 minutes, turning the pan after about 12 minutes to ensure even baking.
Your condensed milk dinner rolls should have a deep or bright golden-brown crust, depends on your preferences.
When the rolls are done baking, take them out and let them cool in the pan for 5 minutes at room temperature.
Next, lightly brush a layer of condensed milk glaze on top of the rolls when they're still warm.
Then let them cool down for another 30 minutes to an hour before serving. Serve these rolls warm or at room temperature with your favorite family recipe!
Making homemade bread and rolls is simple, frugal, and a great family activity.
- For the dough:
- 3 ¼ cups all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon instant yeast
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk, room temperature
- ½ cup condensed milk
- 1 large egg
- 2 oz unsalted butter, cut into cubes, room temperature
- Egg wash:
- 1 small egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Condensed milk glaze:
- 3 tablespoon condensed milk
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted, room temperature
- For greasing:
- 1 oz butter, room tempt
- Sift flour through a fine sieve mesh into a mixing bowl.
- Add the rest of dry ingredients into the bowl.
- Using a dough hook and your stand mixer, on slow speed, add egg, milk,and condensed milk to dry mixture and mix until a sticky dough forms, about 1 minute.
(Use rubber spatula to scrape down sides of the bowl if needed)
- Increase speed to medium-low, add butter, one piece at a time, and mix until butter is fully mixed in.
- Continue to mix the dough until it is smooth and elastic, about 2 minutes. Make sure there isn't any dry flour on the bottom of the mixing bowl.
- Move the dough to a lightly greased large mixing bowl and use your hand to knead the dough to form a smooth round ball.
- Turn the smooth dough seam side down. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let the dough rise until it has doubled in size. This takes about 1.5 to 2 hours.
- Grease your baking pan with butter.
When the dough has risen, punch it down. Then transfer it to a lightly-floured counter or baking board.
- Divide the dough into 9 equal pieces.
- Working with 1 piece of dough at a time (cover the rest with plastic wrap) to form each small roll. Use your fingers to stretch the dough, pinching the edges together at the bottom and rolling it between your palms to form a smooth ball.
- Then transfer the dough ball,, seam side down, to the already greased baking pan.
- Repeat for the remaining dough balls, and arrange them in the baking pan.
- Lightly cover them with plastic wrap and let them rise again until almost double in size. Make sure they don’t rise above the rim of the pan.
- Preheat oven to 340F.
- Gently brush dinner rolls with egg wash mixture and bake from 25 to 30 minutes, rotating the pan half way.
- Your condensed milk dinner rolls should have a deep or bright golden-brown crust, depends on your preferences.
- Take the baking pan out and let the rolls cool down for 5 minutes at room temperature. Lightly brush a layer of condensed milk glaze on top of the rolls when they are still warm.
- Then let them cool down for another 30 minutes to an hour before serving. You can serve these rolls warm or at room temperature.
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