Best Ever Soft Dinner Rolls

Skip Davis Recipe

By Skip Davis Grandpaskip

16 to 18 dinner rolls
20 Min
15 Min

This recipe is made by me every other day for giving to somebody in the church or neighborhood. It can be made into whatever configuration you desire. Buns, rolls, or mini-loaves.
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3/4 to 1 c
lukewarm water (100 degrees f.)
2 Tbsp
butter (unsalted & softened)
1 large
egg (room temperature)
3-1/2 c
unbleached all purpose flour
1/4 c
white granulated sugar
1-1/4 tsp
1 Tbsp
instant yeast

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix and knead all of the dough ingredients (mixer or bread machine) to make a smooth, soft dough
Cover the dough. Let rise for about 1 hour, or until doubled in bulk. If using bread machine, just let dough or manual cycle complete it's job.
Deflate the dough and divide into 2 balls and then divide each ball into 8 or 9 pieces. Round and shape each piece into a ball.
Place 8 or 9 finished balls of dough into each of two 8"or 9" inch round cake pans that are lightly greased. Cover and let rise for about an hour or until very puffy.
If desired, brush un-baked rolls with melted butter or egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 Tablespoon of water) and sprinkle with herbs or small seeds.
Bake in pre-heated 375 degree F. oven for 12 to 15 minutes. until golden. DO NOT OVER-BAKE !
Remove rolls from oven and as soon as you are able to handle them, take rolls out of pans and brush with melted butter. Cool completely on a rack.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Aug 29, 2011 - Skip Davis shared this recipe with discussion groups: Southern Style TRIED & TRUE RECIPES
Robynne Glenn GypsySpyce
Aug 29, 2011
These rolls look beautiful! I plan on making them soon for my family. Thanks for sharing :)
Melanie B MelBelle
Aug 29, 2011
Nice recipe, Skip. I'll hve to give them a try next weekend.
Sue Lunsford suesmynamebakinsmygame
Aug 29, 2011
Looks yummy, I am going to try them. Thanks for sharing!
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Aug 29, 2011
These sound great Skip- will try them when the heat settles down- 110^ today in Vegas. Glad to see you joined here.
Enro Gay gamtncooker
Aug 29, 2011
I must admit I "cheat" these days and let the bread machine do the work when making the dough, but I LOVE yeast rolls or bread... nice recipe!
Skip Davis Grandpaskip
Aug 30, 2011
I have a beautiful Kitchen Aid Commercial Stand Mixer with almost all the attachments, but use my Bread Machine to mix and rise my yeast doughs. Love that thing. It was given to me by someone who had no idea how to use it.
Sep 2, 2011 - Melanie B shared this recipe with discussion group: Stick to Your Ribs Man Food
Deanna Church deechurch
Nov 24, 2011
Thank you for my new favorite roll recipe. Fixed for Thanksgiving today and my grandson said they were as good as brown and serve rolls. Big compliment from him. Very simple with bread machine and great presentation in the two cake pans. I melted butter and brushed on before and after baking. Very good!
Linda Lem billynn
Jun 3, 2012
I just made these today, they are the best dinner rolls...they are very light and airy ... bet you can't eat just one.. thanks for sharing this recipe..I too used my kitchen aid mixer and I put all dry ingredients in bowl and heated all wet ingredients to 120 degrees, mixed it then added the egg..alot faster and easier...I really love this recipe and I will use it for the family gathering at Thanksgiving instead of buying store bought rolls..thanks again
Linda Lem billynn
Jun 3, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!