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Homemade Dinner Rolls

Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 24 dinner rolls
Calories: 151kcal
Author: Shinee
Making homemade dinner rolls may seem intimidating, but it doesn't have to. Let me teach you how to make rich and buttery dinner rolls with soft and tender crumbs with lots of tips and step by step photos!
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  • 2 ½ cups 325gr all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 packet about 1 ½ teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cups + 2 tablespoons 150ml tepid milk (any milk is fine, I use whole milk)
  • 2 large eggs divided
  • 4 tablespoons 56gr unsalted butter, softened and cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter for brushing on baked rolls


  • To make the dough, in a large mixing bowl with paddle attachment, combine flour, sugar, yeast and salt.
  • Add milk and 1 egg. Mix for about 1 minute.
  • 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. (The dough may seem super soft and sticky, but it's totally normal. See photos for reference.)
  • Replace the paddle attachment with dough hook, and knead for 6 minutes on medium speed. (It's normal for the dough to be super sticky, it'll get smoother as you knead it. If the dough is too dry, add water 1 tablespoon at a time until dough is smooth and soft.)
  • Cover with a kitchen towel and place it in a warm place to rise, for about 30-60 minutes. (TIP: Put it in a microwave with a glass of hot water. Don’t turn on the microwave.)
  • 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.
  • To shape the rolls, roll each dough into 14-inch circles.
  • Then cut it into 12 equal wedges, as if you’re cutting a pizza.
  • Roll the triangles into a spiral, not too tight, but not too loose either.
  • Arrange the rolls on a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  • Rest for about 20 minutes to rise.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  • To make the egg wash, in a small bowl, combine the remaining 1 egg and 1 tablespoon of water and whisk until smooth.
  • Brush the egg wash evenly on rolls right before baking.
  • To bake, bake the rolls for about 20-25 minutes, or until nice and golden.
  • Transfer the rolls to a wire rack.
  • Brush on remaining 2 tablespoons of melted butter and cool before serving.


Serving: 1roll | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.7g | Protein: 2.7g | Fat: 7.7g | Saturated Fat: 3.4g | Cholesterol: 13.8mg | Sodium: 55.2mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 1.8g