In a large bowl place warm water and sugar then sprinkle yeast on to and let sit for 10 minutes allow the yeast to proof.
Add milk, flour, melted butter, lemon zest, vanilla and salt in the mixture with the yeast and mix to form a dough. Knead for 15 minutes. A stand up mixer with the dough hook attachment would be an excellent alternative to hand kneading the dough.
Cover bowl with a cloth, set in a warm place and allow to rise for 45 minutes or until the dough has doubled.
Remove the dough from the bowl then place on a lightly floured surface. Knead for 2 minutes to form a smooth ball, this shouldn’t take long. Next cut the dough into 12 even pieces then roll each piece into even balls.
Let rise for 35 minutes.
Place in preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter.Notes
Double the recipe to make two rolls. Please note that I m not saying that the rolls weren't good, in fact they tasted super amazing, my only grudge is that being so soft they couldn't hold the shape when I tried to line them up in the bowl
These rolls are a part of me. At restaurants, to the horror of my parents, they are the rolls of which I would pluck out the doughy center, butter, and then tuck with a piece of steak and eat as a mini sandwich
Video recipe - How to make bread rolls. Bread roll recipe, veggies/potato stuffed bread rolls was first shared by me here on this blog, in 2011. 5 years ago, I did not find bread rolls on the internet but now, its everywhere and on most blogs and on youtube