Homemade Dinner Rolls

Homemade Dinner Rolls Recipe

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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

How to Make Homemade Dinner Rolls


  • 1Mix 2 cups of flour, the sugar, shortening, salt, & yeast in a medium bowl.
  • 2Add 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.
  • 3Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute, scraping the bowl frequently.
  • 4Beat 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.
  • 5Using 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.
  • 6Cover & 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.
  • 7Heat 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.

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About Homemade Dinner Rolls

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