Delicious homemade dinner rolls are easier to make than you might think! Great to eat warm right out of the oven. An easy step by step recipe tutorial.
Hello, all you Crafty Blog Stalker readers! I’m Amber and I blog over at Quilted Euphoria. This recipe for homemade rolls that are light, fluffy and so easy to make! The best part is, they’re FOOLPROOF! I promise you CANNOT screw them up! This recipe is easy and so worth it.
Fool-Proof Homemade Dinner Rolls
- 2 cups warm water
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp active dry yeast
- 1 tbsp salt
- 6 cups flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup oil
Start by dissolving the yeast in the warm water. Make sure to stir it well until yeast is fully dissolved.
Add eggs, oil, salt, and sugar and stir to combine.
Begin adding the flour. I like to add it one cup at a time and stir it well to make sure it’s fully incorporated.
After one cup the mixture is going to have the consistency of a cake batter. It’ll be a little lumpy.
Keep adding the flour one cup at a time. After about two cups the spoon becomes hard to use. This is the point where you can get your hands dirty!
After you’ve added all the flour and removed the spoon, use your hands to continue to combine the flour into the dough. It will be sticky and a little crumbly but keep kneading it. Remove the dough from the bowl and place on a clean surface. Continue to work it until all the flour is incorporated.
This is what my dough looked like after all the flour was sucked up into it. Continue kneading for a couple of minutes to give it a good elastic texture and make sure it was ready to go.
Spray the inside of the bowl you were just using with some non-stick cooking spray.
Plop your dough in the bowl and cover with a towel. Set aside and let it rise for about an hour.
This was my dough after an hour. It had risen nicely and was ready to go.
Give the bowl a little punch right in the center. I’ll admit, I get a little thrill every time I punch it down and watch it deflate.
Roll the dough over and let sit an additional ten minutes.
When you’re ready to start forming your rolls, split the dough into two even pieces.
Split each piece in half again (You’ll now have eight sections total, four from each of the halves you split earlier)
Out of each quarter piece of dough form three small dough balls. These are the size of your rolls! You can always go bigger or smaller depending on how big you want your roll to be, but I like this size.
Lay your rolls out on a cooking sheet lined with parchment paper.
You can spray non-stick spray onto the cooking sheet but I am a fan of parchment paper for the no mess cleanup.
Bake your rolls at 350 for about 20 minutes until they’re golden brown. As soon as they come out of the oven spray the tops lightly with oil/butter to avoid cracking in the tops as they cool.
Serve Warm and Enjoy!
This recipe, as written makes about 24 rolls. In our family of two that’s about 20 more than we need for a meal. These rolls freeze beautifully and I love being able to make a huge batch and then pop the leftovers in a Ziploc bag for later. Just pull out a bag of rolls in the morning and by dinner time they’re thawed and ready to go.
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