I make these dinner rolls often, but I especially like to serve them with Thanksgiving dinner. They have a subtle, comforting flavor that goes well with all those different flavors on the table, as well as a light texture that doesn’t fill you up the way more dense breads and rolls can. These soft, puffy rolls are also great for mopping up gravy.
As you shape the rolls, you want to stretch the top of the dough ball while simultaneously sealing the bottom. The stretching helps the dough hold up to the expansion that occurs in the oven, while the sealing prevents the roll from opening up while baking and becoming wrinkled and doughy on the bottom.