Mom's Dinner Rolls

Rosemary Mills


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.


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5 dozen small dinner rolls
2 Hr 45 Min
15 Min


  • 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

How to Make Mom's Dinner Rolls


  1. In a large mixing bowl, proof yeast in the 1/2 cup luke warm water, with half the sugar dissolved in it.
    In a a 2-cup measuring cup, heat the milk and butter together until the butter is melted.
  2. When the yeast is bubbly, add 1 cup flour and beat well. Then add eggs, salt and another cup flour. Beat well.
    Last, add the warm milk and butter, remaining sugar, then 3 cups flour and mix by hand; gradually adding another cup of flour. Turn out onto silicone mat or floured surface and knead until you have worked in the flour and dough is only slightly sticky. Set in warmed oven covered by a tea towel, to rise.
  3. When dough is doubled in size, form into dinner roll shapes. (or divide in half to make 2 pans, 9" x 13", of cinnamon rolls)
    When rolls have doubled in size, bake in pre heated oven, 375 degrees, for 13- 15 min.

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About Mom's Dinner Rolls

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #dinner-rolls

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