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Homemade Dinner Rolls + Video

These rich and buttery homemade dinner rolls with soft and tender crumbs will fill your house with unbelievably delicious aroma, an extra perk for sure.

These rich and buttery homemade dinner rolls with soft and tender crumbs will fill your house with unbelievably delicious aroma, an extra perk for sure.

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These rich and buttery homemade dinner rolls with soft and tender crumbs will fill your house with unbelievably delicious aroma, an extra perk for sure.

What’s your favorite kitchen smell?

Is it freshly baked chocolate chip cookies? Or is it freshly brewed coffee, or aroma of sizzling garlic and onion, or roast chicken? Maybe bacon? (Definitely not maple bacon though!)

Out of all the wonderful, mouth-watering smells that comes out of my kitchen, I can never get enough of freshly baked bread smell. It’s so nostalgic.

My mom used to make homemade bread and rolls all the time growing up. That aroma of yeasty, just-out-of-the-oven hot bread, slowly spreading from kitchen throughout the rest of the home, takes me straight to my childhood. The BEST feeling ever!

Today, I’m sharing with you the most buttery and soft dinner roll recipe, inspired by mom’s dinner rolls. It’s actually not her recipe, but I shaped them as my mom used to make her dinner rolls.

Nothing beats the aroma of freshly baked homemade dinner rolls. These rich and buttery dinner rolls are so easy to make!

These homemade dinner rolls are rich and buttery, with ultra soft and tender crumbs.

I slightly adapted the Parker House Rolls recipe from “The New Best Recipe” book by Cook’s Illustrated. But since I don’t like to mess with shaping perfect rolls every time, I go with easy crescent shapes. Plus, it’s how my mom used to make.

2 Tips for Perfect Homemade Dinner Rolls:
  • In the book, the instructions emphasized the precise kneading time, which is crucial for perfectly soft airy crumbs. Knead too long, and you’ll get chewy rolls due to overdeveloped gluten. Knead too short, and the rolls don’t rise properly because the dough doesn’t develop enough structure.
  • To help your dough to rise quickly, place it in a warm place. My go-to method for quickly rising the yeast dough is to microwave a tall mug of water for 2 minutes. This creates a warm humid environment, perfect for yeast dough. Push the mug into the back, and place your bowl with the dough in. Close the microwave and let it rest for 30-60 minutes. (Don’t turn on the microwave though, we’re just using it as an insulated box!)

Less than 3 hours to enjoy these buttery and soft homemade dinner rolls. And only 30minutes of hands on time!! Homemade dinner rolls are EASY to make!

And smearing generous amount of melted butter on freshly baked rolls is just an icing on the cake!! So good.

Hope you’ll give this a try. And as always thank you for reading!

And here’s a quick video tutorial:

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Homemade Dinner Rolls

These rich and buttery homemade dinner rolls with soft and tender crumbs will fill your house with unbelievably delicious aroma, an extra perk for sure.

Yield: 24 rolls

Prep Time:2 hours

Cook Time:20-25 min

Total Time:2 hours 25min (Includes rising time)

Ingredients:

  • 10 tablespoons (140gr) unsalted butter, softened, divided
  • 4 cups (500gr) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 packet (about 1 ½ teaspoons) instant yeast
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cups (300ml) tepid milk (any milk is fine, I use whole milk)
  • ¼ cup (60ml) vegetable, or canola oil
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Directions:

  1. To make the dough, cut 6 tablespoons of butter into small pieces. And melt the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter for later.
  2. In a large mixing bowl with paddle attachment, combine flour, sugar, yeast and salt.
  3. Add milk, vegetable oil and egg. Mix for about 1 minute.
  4. While the mixer is running on low, add butter one piece at a time. Increase the speed to medium and mix until dough is well combined.
  5. Replace the paddle attachment with dough hook, and knead for 6 minutes on medium speed. (If the dough is too dry, add water 1 tablespoon at a time until dough smooth and soft. Also, if the dough is too wet, add flour 1 tablespoon at a time.)
  6. Coat the dough with a little bit of vegetable oil and place it back in the bowl. Cover with damp kitchen towel and place it in a warm place to rise, for about 30-60 minutes. (I put it in a microwave with a glass of hot water. Don’t turn on the microwave.)
  7. Once the dough is doubled in size, turn it onto a counter, sprinkled with flour. Knead the dough into a smooth ball and divide it into 2 equal balls.
  8. To shape the rolls, roll each dough into 14-inch circles.
  9. Then cut it into 12 equal wedges, as if you’re cutting a pizza.
  10. Roll the triangles into a spiral, not too tight, but not too loose either.
  11. Arrange the rolls on a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  12. Rest for about 20 minutes to rise.
  13. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  14. Bake the rolls for about 20-25 minutes, or until nice and golden.
  15. Transfer the rolls to a wire rack.
  16. Brush on remaining 4 tablespoons of melted butter and cool before serving.
All images and text ©Shinee D. for Sweet & Savory by Shinee

Nutrition Information

Yield: 24 rolls, Serving Size: 1 roll

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 151 Calories
  • Total Fat: 7.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.4g
  • Cholesterol: 13.8mg
  • Sodium: 55.2mg
  • Carbohydrates: 17.7g
  • Fiber: 0.6g
  • Sugar: 1.8g
  • Protein: 2.7g

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