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dinner rolls

Recipe by
Vince Farmer
Greenwood, IN

Everyone loves a good dinner roll and these are the best I have ever made good old southern recipes win every time.

yield 6 to 7
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 20 Min
method Convection Oven

Ingredients For dinner rolls

  • 1/3 c
    warm water 110-115 degrees
  • 2 1/4 tsp
    active dry yeast
  • 1/3 c
    + 1/4 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 1/3 c
    whole milk
  • 3/4 c
    salted butter
  • 1 lg
    egg at room temp.
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 4 1/2 c
    all purpose flour

How To Make dinner rolls

  • 1
    Measure out warm water into a liquid measuring cup then stir in yeast and 1/4 teaspoon of sugar, whisk until yeast has dissolved then let rest 5-10 minutes until mixture is foamy
  • 2
    Pour yeast mixture (scrapping out excess) into the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, add in 1/3 cup sugar, warm milk, 5 Tbsp butter, egg and salt.
  • 3
    Blend mixture until combine.
  • 4
    Add in 2 cups flour and mix until well combine.
  • 5
    Switch attachment to a dough hook, with mixer on low speed, slowly add remaining 2 1/2 cups flour and mix until dough is smooth and elastic, about 4-5 minutes (dough should be slightly sticky when touched).
  • 6
    Transfer dough to a greased, large mixing bowl and cover bowl with plastic wrap.
  • 7
    Allow dough to rise in a warm place, free from draft, until double in size, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • 8
    Punch dough down and divide dough into 2 equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball.
  • 9
    Roll each dough ball out on a lightly floured surface into a large circle about 13 inches across (try to keep dough as much of an even thickness as possible).
  • 10
    Spread each circle of dough evenly with 2 TBSP butter.
  • 11
    Cut each circle into 4 equal quarters, then each quarter into 3 wedges (just imagine cutting pizza slices or pie slices).
  • 12
    Roll each wedge up, beginning on wide (outside) edge.
  • 13
    Transfer rolls to a buttered 10 X 15 inch cookie sheet (The tip of the rolled wedge should be tucked on the bottom.Note that you can fit 3 rows of 8 rolls).
  • 14
    Cover rolls loosely with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until double in size, about 1 hour.
  • 15
    During the last 10 minutes of rising preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • 16
    Remove Plastic Wrap and bake rolls in preheated oven for 15 to 19 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and brush with remaining 3 TBSP of butter (You may not need all of it). Serve warm or allow to cool and store in airtight container.