Best Ever Soft Dinner Rolls

Skip Davis


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.
This is a simple fail-proof recipe


★★★★★ 3 votes

16 to 18 dinner rolls
20 Min
15 Min


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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

How to Make Best Ever Soft Dinner Rolls


  1. Mix and knead all of the dough ingredients (mixer or bread machine) to make a smooth, soft dough
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Bake in pre-heated 375 degree F. oven for 12 to 15 minutes. until golden. DO NOT OVER-BAKE !
  7. 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.

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About Best Ever Soft Dinner Rolls

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

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