Easy Dinner Rolls
Published Aug 07, 2020
Updated Mar 02, 2022
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Easy Dinner Rolls are soft, buttery and ready in one hour! Anyone can bake these one hour dinner rolls. Perfect for when you want some quick yeasted bread but you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen!
You’ll love these dinner rolls because they. are no-knead, no fuss and so good!
This is the recipe to make when you need bread but you don’t have hours to spend kneading dough, letting dough rise and all what not.
These bread rolls are pretty straightforward with only 10 minutes of prep time, 30 minutes of rise time and 20 minutes of bake time.
You’ll love their simplicity and their fluffiness!
They are the perfect side dish for the Holidays or anytime of the year! They are also perfect for sandwiches and breakfast!
Easy Dinner Rolls Ingredients
Evaporated Milk. For richness and flavor. Evaporated milk can be substituted with whole milk.
Instant Yeast. To help the rolls rise. Instant yeast can be substituted with active dry yeast.
Sugar. For sweetness.
Salt. For flavor.
Egg. For richness.
Flour. All-purpose (plain) or bread flour would work.
How To Make Easy Dinner Rolls
1. Add yeast to milk then add in sugar, salt, melted butter and egg.
2. Add in flour and mix to form a dough.
3. Shape dough into balls and place in a greased baking dish to rise.
4. Brush risen rolls with beaten egg.
5. Bake until golden brown.
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Watch How To Make Easy Dinner Rolls
Easy Dinner Rolls
- 12 oz evaporated milk (354 ml or 1 can) sub with 1 1/2 cups whole milk, slightly warmed (110 degrees Fahrenheit)
- 1 tablespoon instant yeast
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 4 cups all purpose flour (500 grams)
- More butter for greasing pan
- 1 egg for egg wash
- Pour milk into a large mixing bowl. Note that I didn't warm my milk in the video but you could slightly warm the milk to be lukewarm (about 110 degrees Fahrenheit) to help activate the yeast. If you use instant yeast, it will still activate if you use room temperature milk. But warm the milk to speed things up.
- To the milk, add the sugar, salt, melted butter and egg. Whisk well to combine.
- Add in the flour and mix using a wooden spoon until all the liquid is absorbed then continue mixing using your hands until combined. Dough will be sticky and that's okay.
- Generously flour a working surface. Transfer the dough unto the floured surface and fold in 2-3 times so it's easier to cut. Cut the dough into 12 equal pieces.
- To cut the dough into 12 equal pieces, first cut the dough into 2 equal pieces then cut each piece into 2 to make 4 equal pieces. Further cut each of the 4 pieces into 3 equal pieces and you will have 12 pieces.
- Generously rub butter all over a 9 by 13 inch baking dish.
- Form each piece of dough into a ball and place on the baking dish.
- Cover the rolls with a clean kitchen towel and place in a warm place to rise. Let them rise until doubled in size. About 30 minutes.
- About the last 5 minutes of the dough rising, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees C).
- Beat an egg and brush all over the risen rolls.
- Place the rolls in the oven to bake until golden brown. About 20 minutes.