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Dinner Rolls

Makes 9 dinner rolls or 4 sandwich rolls with this recipe. Prep and cook time doesn't include wait time for dough to rise.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Rising Time3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time31 mins
Course: Bread, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9
Calories: 167kcal
Author: Trang


  • 1/4 cup warm water 105°F
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup whole milk – warm
  • 2 oz unsalted butter 4 tablespoons – melted
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 heaping teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 egg + 1 tablespoon water for egg wash


  • Dissolve a teaspoon of sugar in 1/4 cup of warm water, make sure the temperature is between 100°F and 110°F, sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of active dry yeast over the water, set aside 10 – 15 minutes for the yeast to activate. You should see the yeast expanded in the mixture.
  • Meanwhile, measure 1/2 cup of milk in a glass measuring cup, add 2 oz of butter to the milk and microwave for 45 sec to 1 min. Stir with a spoon, the butter should completely dissolve in the milk and let cool to under 110°F.
  • Add the flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar and salt in a small bowl, whisk to mix.
  • Fit your stand mixer with the dough hook, pour the yeast mixture and milk in a medium bowl, add the flour mixture and turn the mixer on speed 2. Let it knead for 2 – 3 minutes. The dough will be very sticky.
  • Flour the bottom of a pie dish or plate and set aside.
  • Turn the dough out onto a well-floured board, knead by hand about 10 times until the dough is smooth, sprinkling with flour liberally.
  • Shape dough into a disk and set on the floured pie dish/plate, cover with plastic and let rise for about 1.5 to 2 hours at room temperature. Dough should double in size.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and sprinkle flour on top, set aside.
  • Turn the risen dough out onto a well-floured board again and divide dough into 9 portions, about 2 oz each.
  • Knead each piece of dough a few times until smooth and shape into a ball.
  • Place on the prepared baking sheet about 2” apart, let rise for another 1 to 1.5 hours to about double in size.
  • Beat the egg with 1 tablespoon of water and gently brush the egg wash all over the dough.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Give the dough another coat of egg wash and bake for 11 minutes until the top is golden brown.


This recipe also makes 4 sandwich rolls. Instead of dividing dough into 9 portions, only divide into 4 portions, about 4.5 oz each. Shape into an oval shape of a ball, depending on your preference. Bake at 400°F for 12 – 13 minutes.


Serving: 58g | Calories: 167kcal