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Homemade Dinner Rolls
Homemade Dinner Rolls
Prep Time
3 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 45 mins

The most delicious dinner roll you will ever eat!

Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dinne rolls recipe, easy dinner rolls
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 188 kcal
Author: Aubrey
  • 3 cups Luke warm water
  • 3 tbsp Fast acting yeast
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cube 1/2 Cup Butter/Margarine softened
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • Flour 5-6 C
  1. Start out by mixing the luke warm water, yeast and 2 tbsp of sugar.
  2. Let grow from about 10 minutes to make sure yeast is good.
  3. Then add remaining sugar, butter, egg, salt.
  4. Start mixer and add flour 1 cup at a time. Around 4 cups go to 1/2 C at a time and allow a minute or two in between the next addition so the flour can be throughly mixed in. (About 5-6 cups total- see note).
  5. Once the desired texture is reach, mix for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Sift flour on a clean counter where you will rough out the dough.
  7. Tip the bowl over on side. This will let the dough rise out of the bowl and onto the flour with out sticking to the counter.
  8. Cover with a towel help to warm the dough and speed up rising. Let rise about 2-3 hours.
  9. When ready to prepare rolls, melt about 2-3 Tbsp butter on large cookie sheet. I like to do this by putting the butter chunk on the cookie sheet and placing the cookie sheet in the oven while it is preheating.
  10. Roll out dough with rolling pin to about 1/4 inch thick and cut in to circles with a large cup.
  11. Take circles and pat each side in the melted butter on the pan. Fold in half and pinch. Align in pan. Once all are in the pan, cover with clean dish towel and let rise another 30 mins.
  12. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Bake in oven for 15-18 mins or until golden brown.

  13. If desired brush top of cooked rolls with butter to soften and let cool.
Recipe Notes

*The goal is to have the dough texture so that it starts to separate from the edges of the mixing bowl but is slightly sticky. Too much flour will make them dense but not enough and the dough will be sticky and difficult to work with- lean towards the sticky side.
**Sometimes there is extra dough after filling up your cookie sheet. Roll this dough in to a small loaf and let rise. Cook after your rolls and you will have a nice extra loaf of bread!
***Dough may also be use to make garlic bread loaves. Just take dough and split in half. Roll out in to two loaves. Sprinkle with Jonny's Garlic Spread and a dash of Jonny's Seasoning Salt. Bake at 350 for 15 mins.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Dinner Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 355mg15%
Potassium 60mg2%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.