Instant Pot No Knead Dinner Rolls will be the star of any meal. They are feathery light, buttery, and soft. Perfect for sandwiches or an accompaniment to a roast. Easy to make without a mixer. They require no kneading and rise in your electric pressure cooker.
Add the butter and 1/4 cup milk to the pot and wait for the butter to melt. Turn the Instant Pot sauté function off once the butter starts to melt. The pot will still be hot so everything will melt and heat up nicely.
Add the remaining 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 half and half cream to the pot and mix.
IMPORTANT: At this point you might need to wait 2-3 minutes to cool the mixture if the pot got too hot. The butter and milk mixture needs to be warm but not hot, so test it with your finger. If it's too hot then the yeast won't work.
Add the maple syrup, yeast and mix.
Wait for about 5 minutes to make sure that the yeast foams.
Add the egg and mix it in with a spoon or a spatula.
Add the flour and salt and mix everything together just until flour disappears.NOTE: if it's humid where you are, you might need to use more flour
Close the lid of your Instant Pot.
Press the Yogurt button and choose time of 1 hour (if you'd like, you can even do 30 minutes, just check to make sure that the dough actually rose after that time). You need a model of Instant Pot that has this button. This is the one I use.
After one hour (or half hour) take the Instant Pot lid off. The dough should have at least doubled in size. It will be light and spongy. Mix it with a dough scraper or your hands.
Make the Instant Pot No Knead Dinner Rolls
Preheat the oven to 425F.
While the oven is preheating, form the rolls.
Line a 13x9" pan with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
Lightly coat your hands in vegetable oil, it will help with the dough not sticking to your hands.
Take a little bit of dough and flatten it slightly, now imagine you are wrapping something inside that dough by stretching all the edges around it like a balloon. This will form a nice ball with a "seam" at the bottom.
Place the ball seam side down onto the prepared pan.
Repeat with the rest of the dough making 12 Dinner Rolls. Alternatively, you could make 16 smaller Dinner Rolls.
Cover the pan with a clean kitchen towel and leave for 30 minutes (it may take even less time, check after 15 minutes, they should almost double) for the rolls to rise.
After 30 minutes, brush the rolls with a little bit of half and half cream.
Bake in the fully preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until the rolls get golden brown.NOTE: if it's humid where you are, you might need to bake for 20-25 minutes.
Some readers reported that these rolls taste too yeasty. I love the flavour of yeast in my baked goods so I find that they taste just absolutely delicious and perfect. However, if you prefer, you can use just 2+3/4 teaspoons of yeast instead of 1.5 tablespoons. You could use either 2+3/4 cups of flour OR 3 cups flour. If you are using less flour, the dinner rolls will be lighter and airier, but the dough will be a bit stickier, so it'll be more difficult to form the rolls.NOTE ABOUT FLOUR WEIGHT: whenever I weight 2+3/4 cups of flour, it always weighs 440g.NOTE ABOUT HUMIDITY: If it is summer and humid where you are, use 3 cups of flour! and I bake the rolls for 20-25 minutes. IMPORTANT: Please read notes above the recipe to make sure you know how to get the yeast to work. It is NOT a recipe for beginner bakers.