There is nothing quite like buttery, mile-high, fluffy homemade dinner rolls. They are warm, comforting and go with just about any meal. If you’ve never made homemade rolls, you might be surprised just how quick and easy they can be to make. An hour from now you could be pulling a pan of these irresistible rolls out of your oven!
Reasons To Make This Recipe
- A warm, tender-but-chewy dinner roll, smothered in butter, is truly one of life’s greatest treasures.
- You’ve never made dinner rolls before, and want an easy and dependable recipe.
- These rolls make a fantastic side dish, and pair perfectly with pork tenderloin & beef stew.
- Short on time? No worries, these are ready, start to finish, in an hour!
Ready, Set, Dough!
This delicious recipe comes from the cookbook, Ready, Set, Dough! Beginner Breads For All Occasions – by Rebecca Lindamood. Rebecca runs the amazing food blog Foodie With Family, and her recipes are as solid as they come. She is my go to expert for all things bread baking, so of course these rolls did not disappoint. They are everything you want in a roll, yet so incredibly easy to whip up.
This Crazy-Quick Lofty Dinner Rolls recipe is just one of the many fantastic recipes you’ll find in Ready, Set, Dough! There is a little bit of everything carb-filled and delicious, from the World’s Fastest Sandwich Bread to Toastable English Muffin Bread, Classic Pizza Dough to Cornbread Six ways, it is jam packed full of delicious bread recipes.
Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls
Then ingredients for this recipe are simple ones that you likely already have at home. You’ll need: flour, water, salt, sugar, yeast and butter.
While you do not have to measure your flour, if you have a kitchen scale, it’s worth pulling it out.
All ingredients are mixed together until a shaggy dough forms.
Then your dough is kneaded, either by hand or with your mixer using a dough hook and given a chance to rest and rise.
Then you cut your dough into pieces and make your rolls.
And into the oven they go. Take note in the recipe card below, these rolls go into a COLD oven, no preheating here. You’ll also be placing a pan of water in your oven to help add some steam.
Quick and easy with delicious results. You’ll be wondering where this recipe has been your entire life! While these rolls will be perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, they are simple enough that you can make them any night of the week, without even planning ahead. No special occasion required!
I hope your family enjoys these rolls as much as mine does. Make sure to check out Rebecca’s book – Ready, Set, Dough! on Amazon or in your local bookstore. And get ready for her next book, The Ultimate Guide To Vegetable Side Dishes.
- 6 cups all-purpose flour 1 lb, 9.5oz (723g)
- 2 tbsp instant or active dry yeast (24g)
- 2 tbsp sugar (25g)
- 1 tbsp kosher salt (18g) if using table salt, reduce to 1 1/2 tsp
- 2 cups very warm water (480 ml) about 120 degrees F
- 1/2 cup melted butter, divided (120 ml)
- non-stick cooking spray
- Mix the flour, yeast, sugar, salt, water and 1/4 cup (60ml) of the melted butter in a large mixing bowl with a sturdy spoon until a shaggy dough forms, then knead until the dough comes together and becomes smooth, about 4 minutes by hand or machine. Form a smooth ball. Return the dough to the bowl, cover with a clean tea towel, and let rise in a warm place for 15 minutes. Lightly spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Divide the dough in twenty equal-size pieces. Roll each piece of dough into a tight ball and arrage in five rows of four each in the prepared pan. Place on the middle rack of a COLD oven with a pan of hot tap water below it. *Close the oven, set the heat at 400 degrees F and set the timer for 35 minutes.
- After 35 minutes, remove the bread from the oven and brush generously with the remaining butter. lace the pan on a cooling rack to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. If you want to slice the rolls for sliders, you'll need to let them cool completely before slicing.