Fall and Thanksgiving calls for buttery dinner rolls that fill your home with the most delicious smells ever. Nothing quite compares to the smell of bread baking and this recipe for buttery dinner rolls is one that you will want to keep making again, and again and again. Moist, tender and perfectly buttery rolls that are perfect for this time of year.
I have always been intimidated by the thought of baking bread, or rolls for that matter. Every time I attempted it, it was a total flop and I always got discouraged and then didn’t do it again for a long time. I could not get the right amount of yeast (or I killed it by making the water too hot) to water to flour ratio for whatever reason. But let me tell you, these rolls come out incredibly delicious every single time. The buttery dinner rolls that I will be sharing with you today are seriously easy to make. Everything is made in one bowl and I have tested and re-tested this recipe just to make sure that it will work for you, so you can feel confident attempting this one.
Here are some helpful tips when making rolls – make them ahead of time! Just cover the rolls before the last rise in the pace and place them in the fridge overnight. DO NOT leave them on the counter (like I did that one time), as they will not turn out fluffy, and moist and yummy (trust me). When you are ready to bake the rolls, remove them from the fridge, and let them rise for about an hour before you bake them. And lastly, do not overbake them. That’s just no good. Always check in on them 3-5 minutes before the recipe says to see if the tops are browned a bit as every oven is different and you just never know.
Let’s be honest, no Thanksgiving dinner is complete without a basket of warm, buttery rolls, and these will definitely be a hit at your next meal. Even the pickiest of eaters can agree on some warm rolls. We love feedback, so if you try one of our recipes, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it and don’t forget to tag us in our IG photo’s using #sneakymommies. Never miss another recipe again by subscribing to our Sneaky Mommies newsletter. As a member, you will also receive EXCLUSIVE bonus recipes not found on our blog. Sign up today!
- 3½ cups All Purpose Flour
- 2½ teaspoons instant yeast (1 packet)
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 1½ teaspoons salt
- 1¼ cup whole milk, slightly warmer
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled, more for brushing
- In the bowl of your electric mixer add the milk, sugar. Sprinkle yeast over the milk and sugar mixture and allow it to activate. This should take anywhere from 5-10 minutes. You'll know that it is working when the yeast travels from the bottom of the bowl to the top and starts to move around.
- Once the yeast is activated, add the egg, melted butter and salt. Mix just to incorporate the ingredients together.
- Next add the all purpose flour and using your hook attachment knead the dough for 7 to 8 minutes until is comes out smooth.
- Transfer the dough to a working surface that has a bit of flour on it and knead it for a few more minutes until you get a very soft ball. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl and cover it with a warm wet towel to allow it to rise. It should double in size within an hour or so.
- If at this point you do not want to move to the next step of baking your rolls, you can cover your dough with plastic wrap and place it in the fridge overnight.
- When you are ready to bake your rolls, lightly coat your baking pan with butter. If the dough was in the fridge, leave it on the counter for about an hour to allow it to rise again.
- Transfer the dough to a floured working surface, and cut them into 15 equal pieces (balls or whatever you choose).
- Place these dough balls in the baking pan slightly apart and cover with a warm towel. Let them rise for about an hour, until they are puffy.
- Towards the end of the rising time, preheat your oven to 350 F. Lightly brush the rolls with additional melted butter and bake for 25 - 30 minutes until golden and and feel set.
- Remove from the oven and brush with additional melted butter.