I started making dinner rolls from scratch when I was 18, and on my own for the first time ever. Without a stand-mixer, or even a hand-held mixer, I was on my own with a bowl and spoon, and kneading the dough by hand.
Oh how times have changed!
There are several ways to shape the rolls, but my kids insist the “knot-rolls” taste the best. They may look difficult to shape, but after trying several different shapes, the knot really is the easiest to form.