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Homemade Soft Fluffy Dinner Rolls

Homemade Soft Fluffy Dinner Rolls

These Homemade Soft Fluffy Dinner Rolls are my grandma's yeast or crusty bread roll recipe, and the best super soft, light, dinner rolls ever!

Course Appetizer, Breakfast, brunch, lunch, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword best bread, buns, dinner rolls, easy bread, easy buns, easy rolls
Servings 20

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups warm milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 package dry active yeast
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups all purpose flour, divided plus 1 to 3 cups, as needed
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Get out and measure your ingredients!

    Homemade Soft Fluffy Dinner Rolls
  2. In a large bowl, using a handheld or stand mixer, combine milk, salt and sugar.

    Homemade Soft Fluffy Dinner Rolls
  3. Add eggs, yeast and oil.

    Homemade Soft Fluffy Dinner Rolls
  4. Gradually add 4 cups of flour and beat hard with your mixer.

    Homemade Soft Fluffy Dinner Rolls
  5. As flour is incorporated, keep adding more.

    Homemade Soft Fluffy Dinner Rolls
  6. More flour.

    Homemade Soft Fluffy Dinner Rolls
  7. Add the remaining 2 cups of flour and work in by hand in the bowl.

    Homemade Soft Fluffy Dinner Rolls
  8. You need to add flour until your dough is no longer sticky.

    Homemade Soft Fluffy Dinner Rolls
  9. Cover bowl with a clean, damp, dish towel. Let dough rise for 15 minutes.

    Homemade Soft Fluffy Dinner Rolls
  10. Punch dough down in the center, cover again and let rise for 15 minutes more.

    Homemade Soft Fluffy Dinner Rolls
  11. Prepare a rimmed baking sheet lightly coated in baking spray. Do not turn on your oven yet.

  12. Make rolls, between 1 1/2 and 2 inches in diameter, and let them rise, on your prepared sheet, until they have doubled roughly in size, another 15-30 minutes. I usually just throw them in my oven and wait.

    Homemade Soft Fluffy Dinner Rolls
  13. Once doubled in size, remove from oven and turn it on. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

    Homemade Soft Fluffy Dinner Rolls
  14. Once your oven reaches 400 degrees put in your buns in to bake.

  15. Set your timer to 15 minutes and watch for your buns to be a beautiful golden brown color. They may take as long as 20 minutes, depending on their size. If desired, brush melted butter on top of rolls to make crust softer. I rarely do.

    Homemade Soft Fluffy Dinner Rolls
  16. Serve and enjoy!