My Favorite Dinner Rolls

I LOVE homemade dinner rolls.  I usually only make them around the holidays, but this Christmas I made them and have been on a roll ever since.  Haha…anyway…I’ve made these rolls several times recently and they are sooooo good.  Soft, light, and buttery.

Homemade Dinner Rolls

This recipe will make 24 rolls, so if you can’t eat that many in a couple days they also freeze well too.

Step 1: Dissolve 1 tablespoon of yeast in 1 cup of warm tap water (105 to 110 degrees) with 2 tablespoons of sugar. Let it sit for about 10 min.  It should get bubbly, that means your yeast is working.

yeast

Step 2: In a microwave safe bowl put 1/4 cup of butter (cut into small pieces) 1/4 cup of sugar and 3/4 cup of milk and microwave for 1 to 2 minutes.  The butter should be mostly melted.

butter milk sugar

Step 3: Place the melted butter, sugar and milk mixture in a mixing blow.  Add salt, 1 cup of whole wheat flour, the egg and stir well.

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Step 4: Add the yeast to the mixing bowl and stir well.  Keep stirring and add a couple more cups of flour.  This is were I change the paddle to the dough hook on my mixer.  Keep mixing while you add the last two cups of flour.  Let the dough hook knead the dough until it comes together and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.

kneading the dough

Step 5: Scrape the dough off the dough hook and plop the dough out on a floured surface.  Knead it just a few times to bring it all together and form a nice ball.  Place the dough back in the mixing bowl.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave it in a warm place to rise.  I put mine in a warm bowl of water to speed up the rising.  It took about a half hour.  If I don’t put it in the water it takes about an hour.

dough

Step 6: Punch the dough down and put it on a well floured surface, knead it a few times to push out all the air bubbles. Then divide the dough in half.  Take the first half and roll it out into a circle.

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Spread butter (about 2 tablespoons) over your dough circle then use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into four equal pieces, then cut those pieces into 3 slices each.  You will then have 12 triangles.

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Take each triangle and roll them up starting with the wide end.  Place them on a greased jelly roll pan.  Repeat the process with the other half of the dough.  You will end up with 24 crescent shaped rolls.

24 rolls

Step 7: Cover the pan of rolls with plastic wrap and set in a warm place to rise (about 1 hour).

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Step 8: Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes.  When they are golden brown take them out of the oven and run a stick of butter over the top……yummm.

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My Favorite Dinner Rolls
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon of yeast (one packet will work too)
  • 1 cup of warm water (105 to 110 degrees)
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ cup of butter divided in half (plus some for brushing on your finished warm rolls)
  • ¾ cup of milk
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 4 to 4½ cups all purpose flour
Instructions
  1. Step 1: Dissolve 1 tablespoon of yeast in 1 cup of warm tap water (105 to 110 degrees) with 2 tablespoons of sugar. Let it sit for about 10 minutes.
  2. Step 2: In a microwave safe bowl put ¼ cup of butter (cut into small pieces) ¼ cup of sugar and ¾ cups of milk. Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes until the butter is mostly melted.
  3. Step 3: Place the melted butter, sugar and milk mixture into a mixing bowl and add the salt, egg and cup of whole wheat flour. Stir well.
  4. Step 4: Add the yeast mixture to the mixing bowl and stir well. (change to a dough hook on the mixer) Now add the flour stirring will between each cup until the dough pulls away from the edges of the mixer and sticks to the dough hook. This will happen somewhere around 4 cups of flour.
  5. Step 5: Scrape the dough off the dough hook and plop it onto a well floured surface. Knead it just a couple times to make a nice, smooth ball. Place it back into the mixing bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Place it in a warm place to let it rise.
  6. Step 6: After your ball of dough has doubled in size, (30 to 60 min) punch it down and place it on a well floured surface. Knead a few time to push out all the air bubbles. Divide the dough in half and roll 1 half out into a circle. Spread about 2 tablespoons of butter over your circle. Using a pizza cutter cut your circle into 4 equal pieces then cut each piece into three triangles. You will have 12 triangles. Roll each triangle up starting at the wide end and place them on a greased jelly roll pan. Repeat with the other half of your dough. You will end up with 24 rolls.
  7. Step 7: Cover your pan of rolls with plastic wrap and set in a warm place to rise. (about 1 hour)
  8. Step 8: When they have about doubled in size bake them in a 350 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes. When they are golden brown, take them out of the oven and run a stick of butter over the top.

Note: You don’t have to use a mixer they can be mixed up by hand.  I use the mixer to save time, and lets face it, I’m not that buff.

This recipe was adapted from: How Does She.com

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8 thoughts on “My Favorite Dinner Rolls

  1. Hi! I’ve been reading your blog for about a year now and I love your recipes! I use your biscuit recipe and I bring them to school for lunch! Thank you!

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