Monday, September 5, 2011

Sweet Dinner Rolls

When I think of the word "Dinner Rolls" this is the first image that comes to mind:

That's me. Can you see the resemblance? 

Dinner rolls are so 1950's, no? I speak from experience, obviously. But seriously, you say dinner rolls, I think " dinner party." You say "dinner party" I think 1957. But that's just me. Could be you go to dinner parties every week. And bring a pan of fresh dinner rolls along with you. And in case you do, here's a wickedly amazing recipe for fresh sweet dinner rolls:

Oh, and in case you don't go to weekly dinner parties, your family and friends will be forever in love with you for introducing them to this delicious idea. 

Sweet Dinner Rolls
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup warm milk or soy milk
1 egg
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoon)

Preheat oven to 400° F. Place warm water, and warm milk in a large bowl. Add sugar and yeast. Let sit for 5-10 minutes or until the mixture starts to "foam." Add remaining ingredients, and knead for 5-10 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic.  Divide dough into 12 even balls, and place in a 9x13 pan. Cover with a kitchen towel and allow to rise in a warm place for 1 hour. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden. 
 Its a good idea to double this recipe, because if you do not, there will not be any left for the kids to take for lunch on their first day of school. 


  1. I have never been to a dinner party in my life, but I've eaten my share of dinner rolls! Love the looks of these. Bookmarking them to try soon.

  2. Wow, these look fluffy and amazing! Can't wait to try these out next time we have dinner guests :)

  3. Can't wait to try these out. My family adores hot bread.

  4. This is such a nice recipe and your rolls look delicious.I'm fairly new here and don't often comment but I occasionally jump in to say hello and give a high five for a really nice post. I really enjoy the time I spent here. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  5. Aww thanks Mary- thats nice! I love your site, its on my daily blogroll :) Your banner is so cool- everytime I see it, I get in the mood of salad :)

  6. Mary, just happened upon your site while searching for a really sweet dinner roll. I want something almost as sweet as those hawaiian dinner rolls at the grocery... Is your recipe the right one for me??? Please reply asap as I would like to make these for Thanksgiving... ahead of time and freeze after shaping. P.S. Your rolls look absolutely perfect... my mouth is watering as I type!

  7. Hi- Not sure if these are the same as hawaiin dinner rolls, I never tasted those. These are sweet, moist and fluffy! You can definitely freeze them baked and warm them in the oven, covered before serving. Hope they work out well for you!

  8. made them last night, they turned out great!

  9. These are hands down the best dinner rolls i have made!!!

  10. Can you bake these on a baking sheet? need to know asap thanks!! I used all my pans for other things!!

    1. Absolutely! You can make them in any shape, on any sheet. I've even braided it before as challah.

  11. WOW!! That was such a quick response thank you so much!! Have a Merry Christmas!!


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