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mom's dinner rolls

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Rosemary Mills
Park Rapids, MN

My mother worked to perfect this recipe for a couple of years. Now, we all can benefit from her experiments. This dough works very well for making cinnamon caramel rolls, too.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Freshly baked dinner rolls are always tasty and this recipe makes an excellent dough. These are tender, fluffy yeast rolls. Or, you can smear the dough with softened butter, cinnamon, and sugar to make yummy cinnamon rolls. It's a classic recipe you'll use over and over. Easy to make, skip buying the frozen rolls and try these yeast dinner rolls the next time you want fresh bread.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 40 dinner rolls
prep time 2 Hr 45 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mom's dinner rolls

  • 1 1/2 c
    milk, 2%
  • 1 stick
  • 1/2 c
    water (very warm)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    active dry yeast
  • 1/2 c
  • 2
  • 2 tsp
  • 5 1/2 -6 c
    bread flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    melted butter (for brushing on baked rolls)

How To Make mom's dinner rolls

  • Proofing yeast in a bowl.
    In a large mixing bowl, proof yeast in the 1/2 cup lukewarm water, with half the sugar dissolved in it.
  • Heating milk and butter together.
    In a 2-cup measuring cup, heat the milk and butter together until the butter is melted.
  • Adding flour to the bubbly yeast.
    When the yeast is bubbly, add 1 cup flour and beat well.
  • Eggs, salt, and another cup flour added to the bowl.
    Then add eggs, salt, and another cup flour. Beat well.
  • Butter, warm milk, and more flour added to the bowl.
    Last, add the warm milk and butter, remaining sugar, then 3 cups flour and mix by hand; gradually adding another cup of flour.
  • Dough turned out onto a floured surface.
    Turn out onto silicone mat or floured surface and knead until you have worked in the flour.
  • Kneading the dough.
    Work until the dough is only slightly sticky.
  • Dough rising.
    Set in a warmed oven covered by a tea towel, to rise.
  • Dough doubled in size.
    When the dough is doubled in size, remove from oven.
  • Dough formed into balls.
    Using two 9x13" pans, form dough into dinner roll shapes and place dough into the pans (20 per pan).
  • Dough doubled in size.
    When rolls have doubled in size, bake in a 375 F preheated oven for 13- 15 min.
  • Brushing dinner rolls with melted butter.
    When out of the oven, brush with melted butter.