Soft, Fluffy Matrimonial Rolls with Your Ankarsrum Mixer
Looking for a soft, fluffy dinner roll recipe to make with your mixer?
Whether you recently splurged on an Ankarsrum Assistent or saved up for a long time to purchase one like I did, this gorgeous machine has many fans – and nearly as many who are almost too intimidated to use it.
Where to begin the search for the perfect dinner roll recipe? Nearly every recipe you find is written expressly for the KitchenAid. Not a problem if you understand how to adapt recipes to your new mixer, but not the best or easiest place to start.
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 Ankarsrum Assistent 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 (in the video) surrounding these exemplary rolls that may surprise you!
- Add the flour the best way, not too much, not too little.
- Understand the settings on your mixer
- Use the roller and scraper with confidence
- 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 and Bosch Universal mixers, 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.
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 the Best Mixer for Bread to help you make the best decision.
Serve Matrimonial Rolls warm from the pan for supper or turn them out onto a rack to cool.
Fetch your best homemade jam from the pantry for these rolls and make sure to have some soft butter on hand, too! Pictured below are Apple Butter and Blue Elderberry Jam.
You will be proud to serve these to your family or friends. They’re melt-in-your-mouth soft, fluffy, and delicious! And, believe it or not, you can mix up enough dough to make one, two, three, or even FOUR batches of of Matrimonial Rolls with the assistance of your Ankarsrum. That’s eight dozen melt-in-your-mouth rolls!
To say they are perfectly scrumptious is no exaggeration!
If you want to bake with whole wheat flour, follow my special tips below 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.
- 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.
- Increase milk to 1 1/2 cups.
- 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 with Your Ankarsrum 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: Ankarsrum Assistent mixer
- Cuisine: American
½ cup butter
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons honey or ¼ cup sugar
2 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast
¼ cup warm water
1 ½ teaspoons salt
4–5 cups 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 Ankarsrum Assistent, and when it 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. Allow the machine to knead until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 5-7 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 350°F (175°C).
5. Bake rolls 30 minutes, until golden brown on top and baked through. Enjoy!
Tips for using whole wheat flour:
1. Make sure your whole wheat flour is finely ground. It should feel soft to the touch, not gritty.
2. 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.
3. Increase milk to 1 1/2 cups
4. 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.
Keywords: soft, old fashioned, Ankarsrum