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sweet & fluffy dinner rolls

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Christina Haley
Union City, TN

These are delicious for any occasion. I use the same dough to make my Pecan Cinnamon Rolls. Check out that recipe too. It's guaranteed to satisfy. :)

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Flaky, soft, and buttery, these fresh dinner rolls might outshine any main dish. Easy to prepare, they smell amazing while baking. Add a pat of butter, and they just melt in your mouth. We bet you can't just eat one.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 12 Rolls
prep time 3 Hr
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For sweet & fluffy dinner rolls

  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 C c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 c
    warm water (105-115 degrees)
  • 2 pkg
    dry yeast
  • 2 lg
    eggs, beaten
  • 4 - 4 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour

How To Make sweet & fluffy dinner rolls

  • Milk, butter, salt, and sugar cooling in a bowl.
    Bring milk to a boil and remove from heat immediately. Add butter, salt, and sugar. Mix in well. Set aside to cool to lukewarm.
  • Warm water, yeast, milk mixture, beaten egg, and flour combined.
    Mix warm water and yeast. Mix until yeast dissolves. Add milk mixture and beaten egg. Mix until smooth. Add half of the flour. Mix until smooth then add remaining flour.
  • Kneading dough.
    Turn out on a floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  • Dough rising in a greased bowl.
    Place the dough into a buttered bowl. Cover and let rise for 1 1/2 hours in a warm place. I use the microwave. It's small and there are no drafts.
  • Dough formed into balls and rising.
    Punch down the dough and shape it into 12 even balls. Place in a buttered baking pan. Cover and let rise an hour.
  • Baking the dinner rolls.
    Bake at 375 F until nicely browned, about 15 minutes.
  • Brushing the baked rolls with melted butter.
    Brush with melted butter immediately and let rest for 5 minutes.