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Easy Dinner Rolls

Why are the most fundamental foods so often the most intimidating to make? Every home baker knows exactly what we mean: bread! This most basic of baked goods can also be the most finicky, but no meal is complete without some delicious bread on the side. That doesn’t mean we need to result to store-bought cans of dough, though; we just need an easier recipe like this one!

That’s right, today we’re making dinner rolls, and our recipe couldn’t be simpler or easier. All you need are the key bread ingredients, some patience for the rising steps, and our video guide! The final result couldn’t be more satisfying or delectable. Just take a look, then read on for the full recipe so you can make them yourself.

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Easy Dinner Rolls

Makes 24 dinner rolls
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups warm milk
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1-½ tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
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Directions

  1. In a bowl of a stand mixer, combine the eggs, 6 tablespoons of melted butter, warm milk, kosher salt, granulated sugar and active dry yeast. Mix and let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Using a dough hook, add 5-½ cups of the flour and mix on low speed until the dough begins to come together.
  3. Increase the mixing speed to medium, then slowly add the remaining ½ cup of flour. Continue to mix until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Add more flour as needed. The dough should be slightly tacky and soft.
  4. Lightly oil a large bowl, and add the prepared dough to it. Cover with a towel and place in a warm place to rise for about 90 minutes, until doubled in size.
  5. Punch the dough down. Pinch off 24 golf-ball-sized balls of dough and shape into rolls by rolling gently on the table. Place the rolls on a greased sheet pan in four rows of six (or on two smaller greased sheet pans in three rows of four). Cover each tray of rolls with a towel and allow to rise again for 1 hour.
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  6. While the rolls are rising, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).
  7. Bake the risen rolls for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
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  8. Remove the baked rolls from the oven, and brush the tops with the 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Allow to cool slightly before removing from the pan. Cool completely before storing for later use.
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Yum! There really isn’t anything better than freshly-baked rolls, especially homemade ones. Just think of how good your home is going to smell while these bake, and how impressed your friends and family will be when you tell them you made these rolls yourself, not out of a can. How easy they are can be a secret between us!

So what do you think of this recipe? How does it compare to your own go-to dinner roll recipe, or to your favorite pre-made, store-bought version? Are there any other types of rolls, biscuits or breads you’d like to see us tackle next? Let us know what you think, and be sure to come back and let us know if you give this recipe a try!

Recipe adapted from The Stay At Home Chef