I love these dinner rolls. They are soft and pillow-y, and as fluffy as a cloud. And they are not at all difficult to make! If I can make them, then you can make them! Here’s the recipe in video and printable formats:
Fluffy Homemade Dinner Rolls
Do I seem a little unsteady on my feet in the video above? That’s because I recently had surgery on my left foot. Even so, I find that standing is more comfortable than sitting. That’s why I’m filming recipes these days, rather than photographing them. Photographic recipes (such as this one for Potato Bread) require me to sit at the computer for upwards of 8 hours (I’m not kidding!), in order to process the photos and then write out a captivating caption for each one!
Oh. You do not need a stand mixer (or dough hook) for these rolls. You can mix and knead the dough entirely by hand, just as all bakers did prior to the 1930s. Kneading by hand is great exercise!
Anyway, these are the dinner rolls of my dreams. I hope you will give them a try!
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Here’s the printable:
Fluffy Homemade Dinner Rolls
- 1 cup whole milk, warmed to 110-115°F
- 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry or instant yeast
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, diced and softened to room temperature
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- Melted butter for brushing
- In the bowl of a standing mixer, whisk together the milk, yeast, sugar, egg, butter, and salt. Then, using a stout spoon or spatula, stir in the flour one cup at a time. Attach the dough hook to the mixer, and knead at medium speed until the dough becomes smooth and elastic, and it clears the sides of the bowl -- 4-5 minutes.
- Transfer the dough to an unfloured work surface. Knead by hand until the dough is no longer sticky -- about 2 minutes. Put the bowl in a large, lightly-greased bowl. Flip the dough to grease its other side. Cover the bowl with cling film, and let rest until the dough has doubled in volume -- about 90 minutes.
- Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish. Deflate the dough, and then cut it into 15 fairly uniform pieces. Form each piece into a roll, and place in the prepared baking dish. Brush the tops of the rolls with melted butter. Cover with cling film and let rest until the rolls have doubled in volume -- 30-45 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Bake until the rolls color lightly -- 15-20 minutes. Then immediately brush the tops of the rolls with (yet more) melted butter. Enjoy while hot or warm with -- you guess it -- butter!
Thank you for the recipe and happy birthday!
Chris Huffman says
Happy, happy happy! Have a great day! Sorry about your foot….but, that’s one less to get in your mouth! LoL. XXXOOO
These look so yummy. I cannot wait to try them.
I’m sorry to hear about your foot surgery. I know what you mean about standing versus sitting. I have had foot surgery in the past and I felt the same way. Get Well soon.
Thank you for this recipe. I plan to try it over the holidays. I hope your foot is healing quickly!
And happy birthday!
Happy birthday, happy holidays and sending good vibes for a speedy recovery for your foot.
Happy Birthday Kevin!!! Hope your foot will be better soon. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes!
Hope the foot is healing well .Thanks for the recipe will try them out . Canada Fan Happy Holidays to You & Yours. Charlotte
Happy Birthday, dear Kevin! Hope you get to do something very special today and may many blessings be yours.
p.s. the rolls look wonderful-can’t wait to try them!
Mary V says
Happy Birthday, and what did Tiger want? My cats know if they annoy in the kitchen they get a treat, we are well trained. Those rolls look yummy, glad they can be frozen, “cause I am a bread addict. Happy Holidays, such as they are this year. No company this year. Take care
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KEVIN! (Yes, I’m shouting! 🙂 ) Best wishes for many happy returns of the Day, and a speedy recovery.
Happy Birthday! Thanks for all the blog posts you’ve done to enrich our lives. I’ll try them gluten-free and let you know how they come out.
Happy Happy Birthday to you. Take good care. I love your website and share with my friends.
Happy, Happy Birthday Kevin! Hope you have a lovely day. So sorry to read about your foot and trust it will heal soon. Take care of yourself and you and Mr. Fox stay safe!
Carol Ann says
Happy Birthday Kevin! God bless you with healing of your foot.
Vickie B. says
Happy Happy Birthday Kevin!!! I’m glad ur on the mend. Thanks so much for caring for your fans with all of the delicious recipes. I do hope you’re enjoying ur day….
Happy Birthday, Kevin. Hope your cover quickly form our foot surgery. Stay safe and well and please keep sharing your friendly recipes and gardening ideas.
Katherine Cooperstein says
All the best to you, Happy Birthday.. and many more.
Enjoy everything you post, take care of that foot.
Happy Birthday , Kevin. Looking forward to this recipe. Cynthia
First, Happy Birthday Kevin! May the coming year be very good to you!
This recipe arrived at the perfect moment because I was out of bread and, due to babysitting my grandchild, running to the store is not easy. I figured the rolls would fill the gap and set to making them. They are wonderful: tasty, soft, and easy! Will be making them again!
Carol T. says
Happy Birthday. I will knead by hand and think of my grandma doing that, too. Wish for quick healing is on its way to you. Carol
Mariska L says
Cheers to another trip around the sun – happy birthday Kevin!
Happy birthday Kevin! I really want to make these soft dinner rolls, but I do not have a stand mixer. Is this something I can make without one? Thank you and stay well.
Happy Birthday Kevin!
Hope that you are feeling better.
Have a Blessed Holiday Season
And thank you for all the recipes you share with us. How is little Binky?
Sandy Martinez says
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEVIN!!
Cheers! to another beautiful and blessed year!
You are INCREDIBLE!!
HUGS hugs HUGS! ~Sandy
Happy birthday Kevin. Glad to see you’re up and moving – the best way to heal. The five stars are for a great blog and a great guy…and well,
it’s your birthday Bro!
As to your question about Tiger’s meows, “I don’t know why she does that.”
Here’s your answer…
what happens in the kitchen? FOOD!
what happens when ‘Daddy’s’ in the kitchen? FOOD!
Ergo, where am I going to hang out? The Kitchen!
I know, you love her, right?
(Kevin)”This is different, it’s something special.”
Come on man, she’s just using you, Quit being a tool!
“But I love her”
Of course you do. You know why? Because you’re a good man. You want to do the right thing. I bet when you went into the kitchen to feed her last night you were standing by the pantry and said, “What would you like for dinner tonight honey?” And there she was, twining around your legs, flicker her tail in that special little way, acting all cute and sexy. Do you know what she’d say if she could speak English? ‘How about a nice fresh fillet of Dover Sole lightly broiled with brown butter and a few ultra thin rings of white onion on top, no, wait-chopped chives and a Truffle Risotto. Oh, and a glass of Pinot Grigio. That would be nice.’
“I don’t know…I don’t think she was saying all that”.
What ever. Just remember, When she breaks you heart and she will, we’ll all be here for you. (End Dialog) “One man’s low opinion of cats”
Thank you for the video and recipe! These will go with Christmas dinner so well! Can’t wait to try them! Feel better soon. I had a horse fall on me and broke my ankle in 3 places. So I can feel your pain. Literally every time a low pressure comes in I feel it! Love ya, and Wishes for speedy recovery!
Hi Kevin and happy birthday! Please clean your camera with a sanitizing wipe regularly. Especially when cooking/baking. Sorry! I couldn’t stand not saying something. All of us forget about cleaning our cell phones (and cameras if we are posting videos) Luv ya! L
Happy Birthday, Kevin, and continued prayers for a speedy recovery!!
John A ROot says
You posted, and I made. This recipe is FABULOUS. Worked like a charm.
I hope you have a speedy recovery. Being such a young man has its advantages. :). All the best of the season.
Kevin Lee Jacobs says
Hi John – I’m so glad the rolls turned out deliciously for you!
wendy aulenback says
Happy belated Birthday. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Just finished watching your roll video. Always enjoy reading your blogs (just as if you’re sitting right there with us) or watching the videos. Thought it was cute that Tiger was meowing while you were cooking. We have 2 Maltese’s. Ira and Kiwi. We call Kiwi the great white shark because he always likes to come into the kitchen to clean the floor while we’re prepping food. Ha, ha, ha, ha. Wishing you and the whole family (2 to 4 legged) Merry Christmas and a very joyous New Year. Cheers.
wendy aulenback says
you’re absolutely fabulous to read and listen to.
Linda hulsey says
Making these rolls again today with my homemade soup made him the other day turned out great and my husband wants him again today just got it in the bowl to rise for 90 minutes
Trilby Huff says
Hello. Can powdered milk work if you don’t have regular?
Hi Kevin, I just found your fluffy home made dinner rolls. You asked about a pastry brush, I use a good old fashioned 2 inch paint brush.
I run a new one through the dishwasher before using. I’ve used paint brushes for over 50 years, as my mother did, and all four of my girls do now.
I hope your foot surgery healed quickly and you are now as good as new.
Thank you for the wonderful roll recipe.
Ta ta for now.