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Dinner rolls for two in Air-Fryer

Air-fryer dinner rolls for two
Cooking Method
Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 15 min Rest Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Servings 4

Super soft and buttery dinner rolls made easy in the air-fryer with just 15 mins of cooking time. The perfect recipe for two people.

    For the dough
  • 120 grams all purpose flour (120g flour = 1 cup)
  • 3 grams rapid rise yeast (3g yeast roughly equals 1 tsp)
  • 12 grams Sugar (12g roughly equals 1 tbsp)
  • 2 grams salt (2g is a little less than 1/2 tsp)
  • 50 grams lukewarm milk (50g = 3tbsp +1tsp)
  • 30 grams lukewarm water (30g = 2 tbsp)
  • 15 grams unsalted butter softened (15g = 1 tbsp)
  • Other
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
    Make the dough
  1. Into a bowl add lukewarm milk and lukewarm water. Sprinkle your rapid-rise yeast on the top. They should start to make foam around the edges within seconds. (if not your yeast might be expired. Start with a fresh packet of yeast)

  2. Add flour, sugar, salt to the bowl and mix well with a fork. Then using your hands make it into a rough ball. There shouldn't be any loose flour in the bowl.

  3. Transfer the dough ball onto a floured surface. Add softened butter and start kneading the dough. 

  4. The dough would be very sticky at the beginning. Do not add any excess flour. It would come together as you knead it. Use a bench scraper to scrape the dough from the bench and from your hands when it sticks and then keep kneading. (please refer to the "kneading the dough" section in the description for more details)

  5. Knead about 10 - 15 mins. You should get a shiny elasticky dough when it's properly kneaded. The dough should be tacky but not overly sticky.

  6. Cover with the bowl or plastic wrap and let it proof until it's doubled in size. (This would take roughly about 30 - 45 min depending on room temperature)

  7. Degas the dough by punching it down. Cut the dough into 4 equal pieces.

  8. shape each dough piece into a dough ball that has a smooth surface on the top.

  9. Place them on the air-fryer basket which has lined with parchment paper. Keep them about 1/2 inch - 1inch apart from each other.

  10. Insert the basket into the air-fryer OR cover it with plastic wrap to keep them from drying out. Do not turn on the air-fryer. Let them proof again until they're doubled in size. This would take roughly about 30 mins.

  11. When they are doubled in size, brush them with some milk.

  12. Set the air-fryer for 315 F (160 C) and bake/air-fry for 14 - 16 mins until they're baked completely and the top is nice and brown.

  13. Immediately brush them with melted butter. Cover with a tea towel and let the dinner rolls cool down for about 5 mins. This would make the top of the bread very soft and moist. Enjoy fresh and warm.

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