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sweet milk dinner rolls

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Kathy Joppie
Nashville, MI

This is one of the easiest bread recipes I have. Even a novice cook can make great rolls with this recipe. I have used this recipe for regular bread, cinnamon bread, dinner rolls, hoagie rolls, hamburger rolls, and hot dog buns.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These sweet milk dinner rolls have a slight sweetness balanced by a little saltiness. They're an easy dinner roll that can be hand-kneaded or made in a stand mixer. We're all about the mixer doing the hard work. Light and fluffy, make these rolls for Sunday dinner or alongside a holiday dinner.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield 2 dozen average size or 16 large rolls
prep time 1 Hr 45 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For sweet milk dinner rolls

  • 2 1/4 tsp
    yeast (1 package)
  • 2 c
    warm milk, 110-115 degrees
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1 tsp
  • 5-6 c
    al-purpose flour

How To Make sweet milk dinner rolls

  • Dissolving yeast in warm water.
    In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in the warm milk. Let set for 5 minutes.
  • Adding sugar, butter, salt, and flour.
    Add the sugar, butter, salt, and 3 cups of flour. Beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  • Kneading the dough.
    Turn onto a floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes (I use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer and the dough hook. Let the mixer do the kneading for you. Dough is ready when it is no longer sticky and the bowl is clean).
  • Dough in a greased bowl.
    With floured hands, form dough into a ball and place it in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top.
  • Bowl covered for dough to rise.
    Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punching down the dough.
    Punch the dough down.
  • Shaping dough into balls.
    Turn onto a floured surface. Divide into 16 pieces for large rolls/buns or up to 36 small dinner rolls. Shape each into a ball. Place 2 inches apart on greased or parchment-lined baking sheets. (I have also placed in greased muffin tins).
  • Balls of dough rising in a baking pan.
    Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Baking the dinner rolls.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the rolls from pans to wire racks.
  • Butter on a Sweet Milk Dinner Roll.
    Serve warm.