Soft? Check! Sweet? Check! These Sweet and Soft Homemade Dinner Rolls are everything that your dinner roll dreams are made of. You know those dinner rolls that are so good that you don’t even need to add butter? These are it! The combination of bread flour and all-purpose flour make these dinner rolls perfectly chewy, light, and fluffy. Dinner rolls are fantastic alongside any meal, but I prefer to eat them with big family dinners. With just a handful of simple ingredients you can have these with your next meal in no time!
Sweet and Soft Homemade Dinner Rolls
Everyone needs a go to dinner roll recipe and these Sweet and Soft Homemade Dinner Rolls are mine. I have played with a lot of dinner roll recipes and mixed and matched flours and fats and this recipe has the perfect texture and the flavor is spot on. They also freeze great and keep well in the fridge for a few days.
Start by proofing your yeast. Warm your milk over the stove and stir in 1/4 cup of sugar. You want your milk to be about 110 degrees. In the bowl of your stand mixer, put in the warm milk and sugar mixture and sprinkle over the yeast. Allow to sit for about 10 minutes or until nice a foamy.
Next, you want to mix in your softened butter, egg, salt and 2 1/2 cups of the flour with your dough hook. Start on low until the flour starts to really combine and increase your speed to medium. Sprinkle in the last half cup (or more if needed) until the dough start to clean the sides of the bowl and form a ball. You want your end result to be a soft and only slightly sticky dough.
Transfer your dough to a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap or a towel and allow to rise for 90 minutes.
Shaping Your Dinner Rolls
Punch down your dough and remove from the greased bowl. Place on a lightly floured baking mat and divide into 5 pieces. Then, divide each piece into 3 pieces. You will end up with 15 small pieces of dough. Yes, this recipe makes 15 deliciously sweet and soft diner rolls.
Prepare a 9 x 13 pan. I like to use coconut oil, but you can also use butter to grease your pan. Shape each dough piece into a tight ball and place them into your pan making 5 rows of 3.
Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 1 hour.
Preheat your oven to 375 at least 20 minutes before they are done rising. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until tops are lightly brown.
Remove from oven and immediately brush with butter.
These Sweet and Soft Homemade Dinner Rolls are soooooo good!
And so light and fluffy.
Enjoy these Sweet and Soft Homemade Dinner Rolls!
Sweet and Soft Homemade Dinner Rolls
These sweet and soft homemade dinner rolls are so flavorful and incredibly light and fluffy. You will want to share and keep coming back for more.
- 1 cup warm milk
- 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
- ¼ cup white granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons salted butter softened
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups bread flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour plus additional if needed
- butter for brushing tops
Warm your milk over the stove and then stir in the sugar to dissolve.
In the bowl of your stand mixer, add in warm milk and sugar mixture and sprinkle over yeast. Allow to stand for 10 minutes until foamy.
Add in salt, butter, egg, and 2 cups bread flour and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour.
With your dough hook, start on low speed to start incorporating your ingredients. Increase your speed to medium and slowly add the remaining ½ cup of flour (or more) until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Your dough should be only slightly sticky and soft.
Transfer the dough to a lightly greased mixing bowl. (Or what I like to do is transfer my dough to a piece of parchment paper while I wash and dry my mixing bowl. Then I grease that with coconut oil and place the dough back in for it's first rise. I don't like making extra dishes 🙂 ) Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and let rise 90 minutes.
Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan. Punch down the dough and divide into 15 pieces. Place on your greased baking pan in 5 rows of 3.
Cover and let rise 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake the rolls for 12 to 14 minutes, until lightly browned.
Remove rolls from oven and immediately brush with melted butter.
You can use the full 3 cups of all-purpose flour or the full 3 cups of bread flour if you like. I just really like the texture you get when you combine them this way.
To freeze, I like to initially wrap them in plastic wrap and then place them into a zip lock bag. This way, you can only take out what you need the night before to allow to thaw in the fridge or an hour or two at room temperature. You can also freeze them like this in pairs or threes.