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The fancy French word for dough shaped in a ball is boule. Bread makers use the same technique to form a tight ball of dough for a large loaf of bread and for small individual dough balls such as these fluffy dinner rolls. While it takes two hands to form a large loaf into a boule, you can make a small one with just one cupped hand. If you get really good at it, you can even do two balls at once — one in each hand!

Fluffy Dinner Rolls

Makes 9 rolls

2 1/2 cups (12 1/2 ounces) all-­purpose flour

2 1/4 teaspoons instant or rapid-rise yeast

1 teaspoon salt


3/4 cup (6 ounces) whole milk

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

2 tablespoons honey

1 large egg yolk


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