Soft, Fluffy Matrimonial Rolls with Your Bosch Mixer
Looking for a soft, fluffy dinner roll recipe to make with your mixer?
Whether you recently became the proud owner of a Bosch Universal mixer or have had one on your counter for decades, the search for the “perfect” roll recipe can seem elusive.
You know what you want: a melt-in-your-mouth soft, fluffy dinner roll that pairs nicely with soup and salad or a meat and potatoes meal. Naturally, you want to use your best kitchen helper, your Bosch mixer, to make them!
Introducing Matrimonial Rolls, the most famous dinner roll recipe you’ve never heard of! This recipe dates back to the 1930’s or ‘40’s, or possibly even earlier.
In the video, I take you through the recipe, step by step! I share all my hard-won secrets so that you can be proud of the pan of golden brown rolls you will pull from your oven.
I also share a fun tidbit of history surrounding these exemplary rolls that may surprise you!
- Add the flour the best way, not too much, not too little
- Understand what’s happening in the mixer bowl
- Know when the dough has been kneaded enough
- Make smooth, evenly shaped rolls
And more! It’s all in the video.
By the way, I have created separate videos specific to the KitchenAid Artisan mixer and the Ankarsrum Assistant mixer, so if you own one of those, you can go right to the video and see how it’s done using the same mixer that you have in your kitchen. (Note: videos are uploaded weekly. If the video that corresponds with your mixer is not yet available, check back next Tuesday.)
And if you haven’t yet purchased a heavy duty stand mixer for bread making, be sure to check out my video: KitchenAid vs. Bosch vs. Ankarsrum to help you make the best decision for your kitchen and your budget.
Learn 2 easy ways to shape perfectly smooth rolls in the video. Then pick the one that works best for you!
Serve Matrimonial Rolls warm from the pan for supper or turn them out onto a wire rack to cool.
You’ll want to fetch your best homemade jam from the pantry for these rolls! I opened two jars: Blue Elderberry Jelly and Apple Butter that I made simply in my Crock Pot – no peeling required!
You will be proud to serve them to family and friends. They’re melt-in-your-mouth soft, fluffy, and delicious!
If you want to bake with whole wheat flour, scroll down to the bottom of the post for my special tips that will ensure your whole wheat rolls are soft and fluffy, too!
Tips for Using Whole Wheat Flour:
- Make sure your whole wheat flour is finely ground. It should feel soft to the touch, not gritty.
- Increase the milk to 1 1/2 cups.
- Start with half whole wheat flour and half bread flour or all-purpose flour. The next time, try 3/4 whole wheat and 1/4 bread flour or all-purpose flour. After that, go ahead and use all whole wheat flour. Making the transition gradually gives you time to learn to handle whole wheat and end up with a beautiful end product.
- Before kneading, give the dough a rest. Cover the bowl and let the dough rest for 5-10 minutes. This hydrates the flour, softening the sharp edges of the bran.
Soft, Fluffy Matrimonial Rolls in Your Bosch Mixer
This recipe dates back to the 1930’s or ‘40’s, or possibly even earlier. Matrimonial rolls, so the story goes, will help a girl win a husband! I’m sure it works the other way around, too, guys who love to bake! And even if you’ve already caught your special someone, these rolls might just make them fall in love with you all over again!
- Prep Time: 45 min
- Cook Time: 30 min
- Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Yield: 24 rolls 1x
- Category: bread
- Method: Bosch mixer
- Cuisine: American
½ cup butter
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons honey or ¼ cup sugar
2 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast dissolved in
¼ cup water
1 ½ teaspoons salt
5 cups of bread flour or all-purpose flour
1. Melt butter in a small saucepan. When melted, turn off the heat. Add milk and honey and stir. Meanwhile, dissolve yeast in lukewarm water.
2. Pour butter mixture into bowl of a heavy duty stand mixer such as the Bosch Universal, fitted with the dough hook and dough hook extender. When the mixture has cooled to lukewarm, add the yeast mixture. Beat in eggs, then add one cup of flour and the salt. Mix well. Add remaining flour ½ cup at a time to make a soft dough. Let your Bosch do the kneading on low speed until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
3. Shape dough into a smooth ball and place in a buttered bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled. Turn dough out onto a buttered countertop and deflate with your palms. Re-shape into a ball and return to the bowl to rise a second time, covered. Meanwhile, generously butter a 13×9-inch (33×23 cm) baking pan or 12-inch (30 cm) round cake pan.
4. Turn dough onto lightly buttered countertop and flatten with your palms. Use a dough cutter or chef’s knife to divide into rolls: 24 for a 13×9-inch (33×23 cm) pan or 16 for a 12-inch (30 cm) round cake pan. Shape dough smoothly into rolls, pull the skin taut and pinch seams on the bottom. Arrange in prepared pan and let rise while oven preheats to 375°F (190°C).
5. Bake rolls about 30 minutes, until golden brown on top, golden on bottom, and baked through. Enjoy!
Bosch Universal mixer can make a double or triple batch of Matrimonial Rolls.
Keywords: Bosch mixer, soft, old fashioned