Homemade Dinner Rolls

Homemade Dinner Rolls
Homemade Dinner Rolls

I will take bread over dessert anytime. That might sound crazy to some people, but that‘s me! I just really love bread with anything, and my family is like me. These rolls are incredibly delicious and easy to make. It does take a bit patient but that’s baking in general. If you don’t have the time to enjoy the process than you are not a baker. I might not be a cake maker, but I really enjoy making pies, rolls, biscuits, and bread. 


As you may notice I make everything with my hands. I don’t use a large bowl, measuring cups/spoons, food scale, and a wooden spoon or multifunctional spatula. Maybe one day when I am unable to knead a dough, I will invest in something like KitchenAid, but for now, I really enjoy working with my hands. If you wish to use Stand Mixer with kneading attachment please make your life easier and use it. 


I make these days ahead for so we have them for sandwiches or school lunch. Most of the time I double the dough and refrigerate. I grew up having weekend family feasts, so I love implementing that tradition with my own family as well. It makes my heart full of joy having all my children around the table, delicious aroma of the cooked meal, usually roasted chicken and potatoes, with these rolls on the side in a basket cooling off. 

Anyhow, I hope you guys enjoy making these tasty rolls!

Homemade dinner rolls recipe

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Homemade Dinner Rolls
5 from 1 vote

Homemade Dinner Rolls

These rolls are incredibly delicious and easy to make. This makes 8 large rolls or 12 smaller ones. 

Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking


  • 1 tbsp. dry Yeast
  • 1 tbsp. Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Luke Warm Water
  • 4 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 stick unsalted Butter melted
  • 2 large eggs + 1 egg for brushing on the rolls


  1. Combine together flour, salt, and baking powder.
  2. Then take about 1/4 cup of warm milk and pour over sugar and dry yeast; Let it set until yeast gets activated {and this will tell you if the yeast is still active}
  3. Combine together room temperature eggs with melted and slightly cooled butter,
  4. Add warm milk to activated yeast, then add mixed eggs and butter mixture and mix it.
  5. To wet mixture add dry ingredients (flour, salt and baking powder) and mix it until you cannot mix anymore with a wooden spoon or a spatula.
  6. Knead it until well combined, about 10 minutes of constant kneading. If you do not wish to knead it with your hands use KitchenAid with kneading/hook attachment and knead until texture is smooth and elastic.
  7. Cover it and let it rise 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  8. Brush each roll either with melted unsalted butter or mixed egg (I liked it with mixed eggs, and after baking lightly brushing with butter)
  9. Add everything bagel seasoning, about 1/4 teaspoon or more on each roll.
  10. Allow them to rise for at least one hour, preferably one hour and a half.
  11. Bake the rolls at 400F for about 22 to 25 minutes OR until the rolls are golden brown.
  12. Once done cover the pan with a cotton kitchen towel and let it cool down before serving.

Recipe Notes

You can: after you brush rolls with egg or butter you can sprinkle some sesame seeds or poppy seeds on top before letting them rise. Or you can keep them plain, or add whatever topping that you prefer. The size of the rolls before the second rise should be smaller than the size of the tennis ball, but they will rise more in the oven. You can make 8 large rolls or about 12 smaller ones.

If you have leftover dough: This dough is even better after a few days of refrigeration. Just make sure to cover very well, the best way is to place in a Large Storage Plastic Bag (for vegetables or meat) close, take the air out and place it in the fridge for up to 2 days. When you want to use it, just let it rise on the room temp. for about 30 min. Line the baking pan with parchment paper. Roll the dough into a long log, then cut approximately equal slices of dough, as you can see of step by step pictures. Roll each slice into a dinner roll. You may dust a bit of flour or you can use marble surface for easier rolling. Place each dinner roll on the baking pan. Make enough space in between so the rolls have the space to rise.


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