These are our ALL-TIME FAVORITE Dinner Rolls! They are soft, butter-y and always the hit for any dinner or holiday get together. It’s so hard to eat just one!
Best Dinner Roll Recipe
Let me brag here for a second… My mom makes THE best rolls in the world!! They are always SO soft and so delicious and are requested by family members and friends all the time!! Although she makes them for our family a few times a year, she ALWAYS makes them for the extended family for Thanksgiving, and they are always devoured in minutes. No joke. Everyone knows that you have to grab at least one right away or you won’t get one. That’s just how good they are. Most people eat them plain or with a little butter, but I like to have them with a little strawberry jam.
These rolls are so good that they’re called Heavenly Rolls. Yup. Pretty much describes what they are – heavenly. I know you may think I’m exaggerating, but I promise I am not. I have yet to make them on my own just yet, but being away from family I may have to give them a go this year because it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without them. This really is the BEST Dinner Roll recipe. ;D
Homemade Dinner Rolls
If you are like me, it may seem intimidating to make Homemade Dinner Rolls. They usually require yeast which can often be a little fickle to work with if you haven’t used it before. Fortunately, this recipe really isn’t that complicated. I was nervous to try it on my own, at first, but realized they were super easy.
We even have a video down below to show you just how easy they are to make. Watch it a few times and hopefully you’ll realize just how easy they are. 😉
How to make Dinner Rolls:
You’ll begin by mixing your yeast in warm water and sugar. This will get bubbly after a bit. From there, you will mix warm milk, oil, sugar and salt with a wooden spoon. One cup of flour will be added, followed by 2 eggs and the yeast mixture.
From there, you will add 3-4 more cups of flour. At this point, the dough should be sticky. This gets put into a large bowl that will be covered by a tear towel. The dough will rise for a few hours until it has doubled in size.
Once the dough has doubled in size, it will be punched down and divided in half. The dough will be rolled into a 12 inch circle on a floured surface. It will be brushed with melted butter and then cut into 12 pieces, like a pizza. From there, each triangle piece will be rolled from the round edge to the point to make a crescent roll.
The rolls get places in a pan and are baked to perfection!
Yes, there are lots of steps but they are all simple – they just take some time (yeast bubbling/dough rising). 😉
Don’t they look just perfect?!
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Here are the video instructions to make these rolls:
Dinner Rolls recipe
These Are Our ALL-TIME FAVORITE Dinner Rolls! They Are Soft, Butter-Y And Always The Hit For Any Dinner Or Holiday Get Together. It’s So Hard To Eat Just One!
- 1 tbsp yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1 cup warm milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup flour
- 2 eggs
- 3-4 cups flour
- melted butter
Mix 1 TB yeast with ¼ cup warm water and ½ tsp. sugar. Let stand until bubbly.
In a large bowl mix 1 cup warm milk, ½ cup oil, ½ cup sugar, 1 tsp. salt with a wooden spoon.
Add 1 cup of flour to mixture, and mix well. Add 2 eggs and beat until smooth (mix vigorously be hand). Add yeast mixture and mix vigorously until smooth.
Add 3-4 cups flour to the yeast mixture. Dough should be very sticky. Pour the dough into a large bowl. Cover with a tea towel and let rise for a few hours until it has doubled in size.
Once the dough has doubled in size punch down and divide in half. Roll dough onto a floured surface making a circle about 12 inches round. Dough should be about ⅜" thick.
Brush dough with melted butter. Cut circles with a pizza cutter into 12 pieces (like a pizza). Roll from rounded edge to the point to make a crescent roll. Place into a greased pan (we use an 11 x16 metal pan and do 3 across and 8 rows down).
Cover dough with a tea towel and let rise for a few hours until it doubles in size.
Bake at 375 until light lightly browned, which is about 15-20 minutes. NOTE: Touch rolls to see if they bounce back - if they do not, bake a little longer). Brushed with melted butter right while warm. ENJOY!