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There is nothing quite as wonderful in the kitchen as the warm smell of baking. Dinner rolls are the topping to a cold winter’s night dinner.
½ cup warm water
1 Tbs. sugar
½ tsp. salt
1/8 cup butter or oil
½ Tbs. yeast
1 small egg
¼ tsp. baking powder
1 ½ Cups all-purpose flour
Mix all together and place on lightly floured surface, knead for 2 minutes. Tear off a golf-ball-sized piece and form into a ball and place into a 12” cast iron skillet. Cover and let rise for 20 minutes. Remove cover and place into a 400-degree oven for 20 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Serve warm with lots of butter.
Chef’s Notes: For easy removal from pan, spray pan with Pam Baking Spray. If dough is too wet, slowly add additional flour until dough can be worked. Enjoy!