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The Best Ever Light And Fluffy Dinner Rolls (With A Bread Machine Option!)

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These are the best ever light and fluffy dinner rolls your family will love them! You will love how quick and easy they are to make by hand or in your bread maker.

Best Ever Light And Fluffy Dinner Rolls

Homemade dinner rolls are the perfect side for any meal and this is a dinner roll recipe you can trust to come out perfect every time. They really are foolproof dinner rolls!

They have just a touch of sweetness but not too much so they are perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and using as sandwich buns too. It’s also the perfect dough for making cinnamon rolls!

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Soft Bread Machine Dinner Rolls

You can make the dinner roll dough by hand or make it in your bread maker to save time. Do you like saving time?

Heck ya, I sure do! So make good use of your kitchen appliances to get more done in less time. This is my favourite bread machine we have 2 of them to keep up with our large family.

Now using your bread machine to make dinner rolls is really easy, but you will have to be around the house to know when the dough cycle is finished so you can take the dough out of the bread maker.

How To Make Dinner Rolls By Hand

Step 1. Make The Yeast Mixture

In a large mixing bowl combine your warm water, sugar, and yeast. Stir it together and let it sit for 10 minutes.

Step 2. Add The flour And Other Ingredients

Stir in the melted butter, salt, and eggs. Once they are well mixed then start adding the flour a little at a time so that it mixes together well.

Step 3. Knead

Turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface and knead by hand for 10 minutes. The dough should be slightly sticky but easy to handle.

Step 4. Rise

Transfer the dough into a greased bowl and cover the dough and let it rise until it has doubled in size.

Step 5. For The Dinner Rolls

Punch the dough down to deflate it. Then pull off sections of the dough and form it into rolls. I just do this by eye but you can weigh each roll to make sure they are exactly the same size if you like.

Step 6. Rise Again

Place the dinner rolls onto a greased baking sheet or a 9×13 baking pan. Then cover them and let them rise for 30 minutes.

If you place the rolls close together they will join as they rise. This will give you nice soft edges that tear apart just like grandmas classic dinner rolls I remember!

If you prefer to have rounder dinner rolls then place them 2 inches apart on your baking sheet so they don’t touch as they rise and bake.

Step 7. Bake

Place the dinner rolls into a pre-warmed oven at 350F and bake them for 20-25 minutes.

When they are golden brown on the top and cooked through remove them from the oven and baste the tops with melted butter.

 

 

Yield: 24 rolls

The Best Dinner Rolls!

Soft and Fluffy Dinner Rolls

These light and fluffy dinner rolls are a family favourite. They are so quick and easy to make up by hand or in your bread machine. Perfect for holiday dinners or to enjoy anytime!

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup of warm water
  • 3 Tbs. sugar
  • 3 tsp. yeast
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3 to 3 1/4 cups of all purpose flour

Instructions

To Make in a Bread Machine

  1. Combine all ingredients in the order specified by your manual and select the dough setting.
  2. Form into rolls and place on greased baking sheet 2 inches apart. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
  3. Place the dinner rolls onto a greased baking sheet or a 9x13 baking pan. Then cover them and let them rise for 30 minutes.
  4. Place the dinner rolls into a pre-warmed oven at 350F and bake them for 20-25 minutes. When they are golden brown on the top and cooked through remove them from the oven and baste the tops with melted butter.

To make by hand

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine your warm water, sugar, and yeast. Stir it together and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the melted butter, salt, and eggs. Once they are well mixed then start adding the flour a little at a time so that it mixes together well.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a well-floured surface and knead by hand for 10 minutes. The dough should be slightly sticky but easy to handle.
  4. Transfer the dough into a greased bowl and cover the dough and let it rise until it has doubled in size.
  5. Punch the dough down to deflate it. Then pull off sections of the dough and form it into rolls. I just do this by eye but you can weigh each roll to make sure they are exactly the same size if you like.
  6. Place the dinner rolls onto a greased baking sheet or a 9x13 baking pan. Then cover them and let them rise for 30 minutes.
  7. Place the dinner rolls into a pre-warmed oven at 350F and bake them for 20-25 minutes. When they are golden brown on the top and cooked through remove them from the oven and baste the tops with melted butter.

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Easy Bread Machine Dinner Rolls

 

Terri

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

Hello Kim: I was able to print ( via printer friendly) your Chili Recipe, but when attempting to print the recipe for Fresh Rolls it was a whopping 15 pages!!? 😬. Talk about paper and ink waste! Is there something I’m missing? I just couldn’t find a prompt for a “printer friendly” Fresh Rolls Recipe. (I get that the Rolls recipe is all one recipe with both the bread machine and “by hand”options. So, I’d love to get your “Rolls” recipe because I LOVE your recipes!! Thanks and God Bless.

Kim

Wednesday 21st of October 2020

Hi Terri you don't need to use the print friendly browser plugin to print my recipes. That will print the entire article including all photos making it very long. Instead, use the print button in the recipe card at the bottom of the post and it only prints the recipe. I just checked it for this recipe and it prints at 1 1/2 pages if you need it smaller than that then you can use your printer settings to scale down it by percentage to make it fit on one page. I hope that helps and I'm so glad you enjoy the recipes!

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Anonymous

Tuesday 30th of December 2014

Hi Kim,Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.I made them and they were so delicious and every one in my family loved them.By the way, what kind of pizza pan are you using and where could I find it?...It looks well seasoned.Please keep sharing the wonderful recipes of your family's favorite!I wish you & your family a blessed new year!

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