Simple Homemade Dinner Rolls

by Amy on 25 May 2014

Homemade DInner Rolls

Today, I’m participating in a fun blogger event — the Secret Recipe Club. How does it work? Every blogger is secretly assigned another blog + chooses a recipe from that blog to make. On reveal day (today!), all of our posts go up at the same time, + everyone gets to see who was assigned to their blog, which recipe they chose, + how it turned out. Fun, huh?

I was assigned Angels Homestead, a wonderful blog full of awesome homestyle recipes, crafts, menu plans and more! After reading through lots of April’s fabulous recipes, I stumbled across her post about fluffy dinner rolls. They looked and sounded SO amazing that I knew I had to give ’em a try. I gathered up the ingredients and was super pleased at how quickly + easily they came together. And the final result? SO awesome – these rolls are perfectly soft, fluffy, sweet, and seriously addictive. As you can see from the pictures below, they absolutely got Fearless Baby’s stamp of approval! =)

Thank you to April for introducing me to these incredibly wonderful dinner rolls + to the Secret Recipe Club for connecting me, yet again, with fantastic bloggers + amazing recipes! For all my previous Secret Recipe Club recipes, click here – there are TONS of awesome ones!

Fearless Baby, dinner roll lover!

Fluffy Homemade Dinner Rolls

makes 12 large rolls, adapted from Angels Homestead


3/4 cup milk
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 cup hot water
4 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
4 – 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 heaping tablespoon yeast


Preheat the oven to 170 degrees F.

Pour milk into a microwave-safe container. Add the butter to the milk and microwave it for 1.5 minutes, until the butter is completely melted and the mixture is hot.

Turn on the tap to get your hot water. The warm temperature is important to making these rolls rise quickly. The water should be hot enough to the touch that it is just on the edge of unpleasant.

Put the hot milk/butter and the hot water in your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the sugar, salt, and 2 cups of the flour. Mix for 1 minute with the paddle attachment. Add the yeast, and the remainder of the flour, 1 cup at a time. You will know you’ve added enough flour when the dough scrapes the side of the bowl clean. Switch the dough hook at this point, and mix on medium speed for 5 minutes.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, generously butter a 9×13 baking dish.

Spray your countertop or a cutting board with cooking spray. Lay your dough on top of it. Take a sharp knife, spray it with cooking spray and cut your dough into 12 pieces. Make them as equal as you can, although absolute perfection isn’t necessary. Gently round them into balls, and put them in your buttered 9×13 baking dish.

Put the baking dish into your warm 170 degree F oven. Let the rolls rise for about 20-30 minutes or until they have risen about 1 inch above the rim of the pan.

Leave your pan in the oven and turn the heat up to 350 degrees F. Bake for about 20 minutes, until they are golden. This baking time includes the time it takes the oven to increase in temperature. If your oven takes a long time to heat, you may need to allow them to bake for longer. In the last 5 minutes of cooking, brush rolls gently with melted butter, and continue baking until golden brown.

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{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jess @ whatjessicabakednext May 26, 2014 at 6:48 am

These look amazing! I love simple, easy recipes like this one! :)

2 Layla @ Brunch Time Baker May 26, 2014 at 7:34 am

These buns look perfect and your daughter is just too cute!!

3 April @ Angels Homestead May 26, 2014 at 8:31 am

I’m so glad you enjoyed the rolls as much as my family does. They are a must during holiday dinners. Every year when Thanksgiving is looming, they always ask “You’re making your rolls, right”? Your daughter is just adorable too. Happy reveal day! :)

4 amy May 26, 2014 at 9:24 am

We loved them, April – thank you for the fab recipe!

5 Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie May 26, 2014 at 10:11 am

I so rarely think to make dinner rolls. These look like perfection and I love the pictures of your daughter enjoying them too!

6 Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen May 26, 2014 at 10:18 am

Oh my goodness your daughter is adorable! Just look at those photos of her digging in to one of these rolls! Homemade rolls are the best, and these look fantastic, Amy!

7 Anna (Hidden Ponies) May 26, 2014 at 10:25 am

These sound amazing – I’ve never turned on the oven with the buns in it before, I need to try this! And Fearless Baby is too cute for words :)

8 amy May 26, 2014 at 10:44 am

I was surprised by that step, too, Anna, but it worked great!

9 Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious May 26, 2014 at 10:52 am

Your rolls are magazine picture perfect! Great SRC pick!

10 alexandra May 26, 2014 at 11:22 am

Face fiiiiiiirst! Baby knows how to do it. :)

11 Kumar's Kitchen May 26, 2014 at 12:16 pm

OMG!!! Such a cute baby angel you are blessed with….she is adorable….and these dinner rolls remind us that some of the simplest dishes are always unparalleled and best,thanks :-)

12 sallybr May 26, 2014 at 1:18 pm

That last shot of your daughter should get some type of a prize! Too cute, and the best possible praise for these deliciously looking rolls!

13 Sarah E May 26, 2014 at 1:32 pm

She is so big!! I feel like it was just yesterday you were having her!! And so cute :)

Those rolls look so so so amazing. Going to have to save the recipe for later. Happy Reveal Day!

14 amy May 26, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Isn’t she so grown up now?! I feel the same way. =)

15 Lauren Everson May 26, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Your rolls look PERFECT. And I absolutely love the photos of your little girl enjoying them. Great pick this month – pinning it now!

16 Emily @ Life on Food May 26, 2014 at 5:59 pm

How cute is that photo with your daughter’s face in the roll. That would totally be me too. Homemade bread gets me every time. These look great. Happy Reveal Day!

17 JJ - 84thand3rd May 26, 2014 at 6:07 pm

What a great quick yeast bread technique! Great pick and I love the roll/baby face-plant photo!

18 Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories May 26, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Oh what a cutie Amy!! Your daughter obviously loves homemade bread! =)

19 Tara May 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Beautiful photos! Your daughter definitely seems to enjoy the rolls :) Happy reveal day!

20 Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel May 26, 2014 at 9:07 pm

I love how easy these seem! With so many weird ingredients in store bought bread these days, it’s definitely nice to be able to make your own!

21 avril May 26, 2014 at 9:42 pm

Ah yup! I’m dreaming of grabbing some butter and jam for a couple of these lovely rolls right now! They look just heavenly!! Fabulous pick for SRC :-)

22 Kelly May 26, 2014 at 10:25 pm

Love these beautiful pics Amy – your baby girl looks absolutely adorable!!:) Love homemade rolls and yours look perfect! I can see why fearless baby enjoyed them :)

23 danielle May 27, 2014 at 8:44 am

oh my goodness – fearless baby is precious!!!

24 Rebekah @ Making Miracles May 27, 2014 at 9:12 am

Seriously adorable pictures!!! Great choice this month – those rolls look absolutely PERFECT!

25 Choc Chip Uru May 27, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Such fresh and delicious dinner rolls 😀

Choc Chip Uru

26 Monet May 27, 2014 at 10:49 pm

Oh my goodness…my heart just melted (and then my stomach growled). She is so beautiful Amy! And these rolls look so very good too!

27 Sam @ Sugar Spun Run May 28, 2014 at 9:13 am

I love a nice fluffy dinner roll, these look delicious. Such cute pictures, too!! :)

28 Gintare @Gourmantine May 28, 2014 at 3:45 pm

How fluffy are these rolls?! There’s nothing better than freshly baked bread :)

29 Couscous & Consciousness May 29, 2014 at 5:31 am

OMG – that is one seriously adorable baby!! I often make my own bread, but funnily enough I never think to make rolls. I think that I always imagine them to be a bit fussy, but you’ve made this seem pretty do-able.

30 ashley - baker by nature May 29, 2014 at 7:48 am

Those baby pics! My <3 can't take the cuteness!!! And these rolls look so fluffy and delicious, Amy! xo

31 Leah | So, How's It Taste? May 29, 2014 at 10:33 am

These rolls look absolutely perfect! I can’t believe how big Fearless Baby is getting!

32 Beth May 29, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Fearless baby is so darling. What beautiful blue eyes!

33 Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef May 30, 2014 at 5:04 pm

oh these look SO good amy! fearless baby is super cute too :)

34 Lesley Eats June 5, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Holy cow, those look DEEEElicious. And they *seem* pretty easy to make, too. Hrm. This could be bad for my diet.

35 Trisha June 5, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Beautiful – just like her mama! Oh my! Rolls + fearless baby = just too much cuteness.

36 Amy (Savory Moments) June 5, 2014 at 7:57 pm

These rolls look perfect – so light, golden, and super fluffy!

37 Jess June 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Oh YES! You had me at rolls. Yum!

38 anna @ annamayeveryday June 12, 2014 at 10:37 am

Those rolls look fabulous, soft and squidgy, just perfect!

39 Odelle Smith October 9, 2014 at 7:39 am

Wonderful rolls & gorgeous pics of baby!
Thanks for sharing….
Odelle Smith

40 amy October 9, 2014 at 8:46 am

Thanks, Odelle!

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