Homemade Dinner Rolls Recipe

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Homemade Dinner Rolls

Albert Reynolds


I like this recipe because it is almost impossible to mess up.
One time, I got the dough ready to start to rise & noticed that I forgot to put the shortening in. I put the dough back in the mixer bowl, added the shortening, &, it still turned out good.

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30 Min


15 Min




3 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/4 c
granulated suger
1/4 c
shortening, (i use butter flavor crisco)
1 tsp
1 pkg
active dry yeast
1/2 c
warm water (120º f to 130º f)
1/2 c
warm milk (120º f to 130º f)
egg (we buy jumbo eggs)
melted butter for the top of the rolls

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix 2 cups of flour, the sugar, shortening, salt, & yeast in a medium bowl.
Add the warm water, warm milk, & egg.
Hint; put the water & milk in a microwave proof bowl & heat for 20 seconds at a time, using a meat thermometer to check the temperature.
I heat it to 110º.
Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute, scraping the bowl frequently.
Beat on medium speed for 1 minute, scraping the sides of the bowl frequently. Stir in enough remaining flour to make the dough easy to handle.
Using a cookie scoop, cut into pieces & place into greased muffin tins. If you don't have a cookie scoop, you can use a teaspoon. It'll work just fine.
Either way, take a scoop, put it in your floured hand, &, roll it into a ball. Don't forget to keep the scoop or spoon floured as well.
For pull apart rolls, place 2 of these balls in each tin, opposite each other.
For cloverleafs, place 3 of these balls in each tin.
Cover & let rise until muffin tins are filled & rounded.
Sometimes, I preheat the oven to 200º for 5 or 10 minutes. Then, turn it off & place the rolls inside to rise as the oven cools back down.
I always leave the oven light on so I can keep an eye on them. When I feel they have risen enough, I take them out & turn the oven on to 400º.
Heat oven to 400º F.
Bake for 12 to 18 minutes, or, until golden brown on top.
All ovens are different. You also have to take into account for altitude. I bake for 12 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads, Savory Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy