Yeast Dinner Rolls Recipe

IMG_5303.JPG there anything better than creamy butter melting on a fluffy warm roll?

These rolls come together quickly.  First, mix your ingredients, then knead the dough.  You can knead by hand or with a mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment.  For this batch, I used my KitchenAid 9-Speed Digital Hand Mixer with Dough Hooks.  Let the dough rise until double, push it down and divide into 12 portions.  Let them rise in your greased pan and then bake!!


Yeast Dinner Rolls Recipe:

Tina Verrelli -

Makes 12 rolls:


 2 ½ - 3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon instant/rapid rise yeast (you’ll need 1 packet, plus a little more)

3 tablespoons sugar

½ teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons butter, softened

¾ cup warm milk, 110 degrees

1 egg, lightly beaten

oil for greasing bowl and cake pan

1 egg white


Combine 2 ½ cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt and butter in bowl or stand mixer bowl.  Mix until combined.  Add milk and lightly beaten egg and mix until combined.  Add additional flour tablespoon by tablespoon as needed if dough is too sticky.  Knead with dough hook(s) for several minutes or until pulling away from side of bowl.  If using a stand mixer, knead until it forms a smooth mass.  If using a hand mixer, you may want to knead by hand just for a few turns right at the very end.

Remove dough from bowl.  Lightly grease bowl, return dough to bowl and cover with plastic wrap.  Place in a warm place to rise by double, about 30 – 45 minutes.  (Sometimes I snap a quick picture on my phone to use to compare as it rises.)

When dough has risen, deflate dough by pushing it down.

Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces, sometimes I’ll roll the dough into a log and cut into fourths, then cut each fourth into thirds.  Roll into balls and place in greased 8” round cake pan. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise again for 30-45 minutes.

Halfway through second rise time, preheat oven to 375 F.

Whisk together the egg white with a tablespoon of water and brush the tops of the rolls.  

Bake rolls for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. If they start to brown too much on top as they’re baking you can tent with foil.  You can check the rolls for doneness by inserting an instant read thermometer into the center of one close to the center of the pan - I look for 190 F.

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