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the best dinner rolls ever!

(8 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Marie Baker
Dothan, AL

I have to admit these are the best I have had!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These dinner rolls are rustic you don't need a fancy mixer to make them. For a yeast roll, they're pretty quick and easy to make. It takes a little arm work to knead the dough, but the outcome is so tasty. When baked, they are soft, almost biscuit-like, but with a lighter texture. For extra flavor, brush the tops with melted butter when they're fresh out of the oven. The perfect side to any meal.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(8 ratings)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 3 Hr
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For the best dinner rolls ever!

  • 2 1/4 tsp
    active dry yeast
  • 1/4 c
    lukewarm water
  • 1 c
  • 1
    lightly beaten egg
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • egg white with 1 Tbsp water (for egg wash)

How To Make the best dinner rolls ever!

  • Yeast activating in a bowl.
    Start by activating the yeast. Pour the yeast and water into a bowl.
  • Heating butter and milk in the microwave.
    Heat milk and butter in the microwave for 1 minute (do not boil).
  • Yeast water, egg, sugar, salt, and one cup of flour in a bowl.
    Add to the yeast and water, egg, sugar, salt, and one cup of the flour. Stir just a little.
  • Mixing in the milk and butter.
    Add milk and butter (this cant be hot or it will kill the yeast). Stir and switch to a rubber spatula.
  • Adding in more flour.
    Add remaining flour.
  • Proper consistency of the dough.
    Stir until you have a sticky, but knead-able, dough. The more you work the dough the less sticky it becomes.
  • Dough on a floured surface.
    Pour out on floured surface.
  • Kneading the dough.
    Knead for 6 – 7 minutes, only adding a little flour if it gets too sticky. If too much flour is added, an unpleasant crust forms.
  • Dough placed in a greased bowl.
    Spray a bowl with butter spray. Make a nice ball and put it in the bowl. Cover.
  • Dough after it doubled in size.
    Let it sit for 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
  • Punching down the dough.
    Now after the dough has risen, remove the cover. Pour onto a floured surface and punch down the dough.
  • Dough shaped into a square.
    Pat with hands shaping it into a square.
  • Dough cut into 12 squares.
    Cut into 12 squares.
  • Squares of dough placed in a greased pan.
    Place in a greased pan they can touch (for greased pan, I use non-stick butter flavor spray in a can).
  • Dough rising in a covered pan.
    After you place them in the pan simply let them rise approximately 20 minutes.
  • Dinner rolls after baking in the oven.
    Brush the rolls with the egg wash. Then bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.