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Make These Fantastic Dinner Rolls


Make These Fantastic Dinner Rolls

Do you want to know how to make your own dinner rolls? You're in the right place! This is a straightforward dinner rolls recipe that you're sure to return to again and again. Having homemade dinner rolls on hand is always useful for dinner.

Dinner rolls can be served with so many different dinners. They can also be an easy thing to bring to a Thanksgiving dinner. You don't need to bring an elaborate side dish or a pie to delight everyone at dinner. Some warm, soft dinner rolls will do the trick!

Regardless of what you want to use these dinner rolls for, you should keep this recipe on hand for whenever you need it. Making your own rolls can also save you money in the long-term, especially if you eat a lot of them. Who knows; maybe this will turn into you making all of your own bread products!

Make sure you check out our other bread recipes on Moms Who Think. We also have tons of great dinner recipes, in case you need an idea for what to have these dinner rolls with. Without any further ado, here is our great recipe for dinner rolls.

Dinner Rolls


For Yeast Sponge:

1 (¼ oz) Package dry yeast
¼ cup water warmed to 115°F
1 teaspoon sugar


For Dough:

½ cup  butter, cut into 8 pieces
1 cup boiling water
1 ½ teaspoons salt
¼ cup sugar
2 eggs, beaten
4 cups flour


Melted butter, for brushing

Makes 2 dozen small or 1 dozen large rolls


1. For the yeast sponge: dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar. Set in a warm place for 10 minutes to proof.

2. For the dough: Whisk the butter into boiling water to melt. Add salt and sugar and mix well. Cool.

3. Mix cooled butter mixture, eggs, and proofed yeast sponge in the bowl of standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add 2 cups of the flour and mix well. Add the remaining 2 cups flour and mix to form a soft dough.

4. Coat a medium bowl with butter or vegetable spray. Place dough in greased bowl. Coat a piece of plastic wrap with vegetable spray (to prevent sticking) and place it loosely over dough. Place in refrigerator and let rise for at least 2 hours or overnight.

5. Coat the cups and top surface of a 12-cup muffin pan with butter or vegetable spray. Turn dough out onto a floured work surface. Pat or gently roll to a 10-inch by 10-inch square. Cut into 12 equal pieces with floured knife. Roll the dough pieces into balls, place in prepared muffin pan, and let rise in a warm place for 30 to 60 minutes, or until double in size.

6. Set the oven rack in the middle position. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

7. Brush rolls with melted butter and bake 18 to 22 minutes, or until golden brown. Turn rolls out onto a metal rack to cool. Store rolls wrapped in wax paper at room temperature.

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