These Easy Dinner Rolls are made in less than an hour and truly are SO easy to make! Fluffy, slightly sweet, and totally delicious!
I feel like our Thanksgiving side dish game is REALLY strong this year, just check out allllll the turkey day recipes here, but we’ve been missing one key component . . .
EASY DINNER ROLLS.
I’ve been SO scared to bring a dinner roll recipe to the blog, because often, making homemade is just the opposite of easy . . . and here at Show Me the Yummy, we’re all about “Easy Recipes for Yummy Food”.
But thanks to our friends Chad & Donna Elick from The Slow Roasted Italian and their new cookbook, The Simple Kitchen: Quick and Easy Recipes Bursting With Flavor, we can all have soft, fluffy, homemade dinner rolls that are actually EASY to make.
Thanksgiving, you are now complete. 🙂
I actually really do love making homemade bread and I actually don’t think it’s THAT complicated to make . . . after a lot of practice that is. 😉
For example, I’ve made these Coconut Lemon Sweet Rolls at least four different times, I’ve never changed the recipe, but they get better every time. Why? Practice. As crazy as it seems, there are subtle, yet key techniques to getting bread *just* right . . . it just takes a little time and practice.
But during the holidays, ain’t nobody got time for practice, so luckily for all of us, the rolls from The Simple Kitchen came out just right the very first time.
Some tips before we start:
- You can make this by hand or in a stand mixer. I’ll list both ways in the directions below.
- Don’t over knead your bread. If you do, you’ll end up with ultra dense rolls.
- Bake these in a GLASS baking dish. I made these once in a ceramic baking dish and they took forever and a day.
Now. We’re ready to start.
- Yeast, warm milk, honey <– place in a large bowl and let sit
- Melted butter, flour <– stir in
- Knead until dough is slightly sticky
- Form into 12 rolls
- Brush with butter and sprinkle with sea salt
Think you can handle it?
These Easy Dinner Rolls are *ahem* EASY to make and even easier to eat. 😉
So fluffy, buttery, and . . .
Easy Dinner Rolls
Equipment for this recipe
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted and divided
- 4 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast (2 packets)
- 1 1/4 cups warm milk 110ºF-115ºF
- 1/4 cup honey plus more for drizzling
- 3 1/2 - 4 cups all-purpose flour divided
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9x13 inch baking pan with cooking spray.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine the yeast, warm milk and honey. Stir with a spoon.
- Let mixture rest for 3 minutes, or until yeast becomes foamy.
- Add 3 tablespoons butter and 3 1/2 cups flour to the stand mixer and mix on low until smooth.
- Add enough of the remaining 1/2 cup flour to form a soft dough (start with 1/4 cup).
- Add salt and knead on medium for about 3 minutes.
- The dough will be slightly sticky.
- Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and form it into a ball. Divide the dough into 12 pieces.
- Form them into balls by flipping the dough over and pulling the edges together to the bottom. Place the balls, pinched side down, in the prepared baking pan.
- Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until golden brown and baked through. If tops begin to brown too quickly, tent the rolls with foil.
- Remove the rolls from the oven and brush the tops with the remaining butter.
- Serve with extra butter, honey, and sea salt, if desired!
- Add yeast, warm milk and honey to a large bowl.
- Once the yeast blooms, about 3 minutes, stir in 3 tablespoons butter, 3 1/2 cups flour, and salt.
- Mix with a spoon until well combined. Add more flour, if necessary. The dough should be sticky.
- Turn the dough out onto the floured countertop and knead for 3-5 minutes, until the dough is slightly sticky.
- Proceed with instructions above.
*Note: Nutrition information is estimated and varies based on products used.