Dinner Rolls

Dinner Rolls


This homemade dinner rolls recipe makes incredibly soft and fluffy rolls that are perfect for Thanksgiving or any family dinner.
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp dry yeast*
  • ⅓ cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs, divided
  • 2 Tbsp salted butter, melted
  • 2.5 cups all-purpose flour (more or less as needed)
  • ½ tsp salt
  1. Add the sugar and yeast to the hot water (about 100-110ºF) and stir to dissolve. Let the mixture sit for about five minutes, or until it becomes very frothy on top.
  2. Once frothy, whisk in the milk, 1 egg, and the melted butter.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together 1 cup of flour and the salt. Pour the yeast mixture into the bowl of flour and stir until smooth.
  4. Continue adding more flour, about ½ cup at a time, until a ball of dough forms that begins to pull from the side of the bowl (about 1 cup flour).
  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead the dough for 2-3 minutes, adding only as much flour as needed to keep it from sticking to your hands (about ½ cup more flour).
  6. After kneading the dough, shape it into a ball, place it back into the mixing bowl and cover loosely with plastic or a damp towel. Let the dough rise for one hour or until doubled in size.
  7. Punch the dough down, then remove it from the bowl. Divide it into 12 pieces, then shape each piece into a small ball. Place the dough balls into a greased baking dish.
  8. Let the rolls rise for 15 more minutes. While the rolls are rising, preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  9. To achieve a glossy golden brown color on the rolls, lightly whisk 1 egg and gently brush the whisked egg over the surface of the rolls.
  10. Bake the rolls for 25 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Let the rolls cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

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