Perfect Dinner Rolls Recipe

perfect dinner rolls

It’s about that time where EVERYONE starts baking up a storm, so I had to share this recipe with you all! These will pretty much guarantee that your dinner rolls will be a hit, so you might want to make double what you normally do, so there will be enough. Remember though, these aren’t just for the holidays, you can make them year round and your family is sure to love them, I know mine do!

Perfect Dinner Rolls Recipe
Author: Jodi Stevens
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Serves: 16 rolls
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  1. Place milk, water, egg, yeast, flour, butter, sugar, and salt, in a large mixing bowl. Use clean hands or beater to blend all items thoroughly. Kneed for about 5 minutes.
  2. After kneeding is finished, place dough on lightly floured parchment or wax paper. Evenly divide dough into 16 balls. Soften 1/4 cup of butter and spread over each ball of dough.
  3. Place dough balls on a greased cookie sheet, close to each other, but not touching. Find a small towel and cover rolls. Place somewhere warm and allow to rise for one hour. While dough is rising, turn oven on and preheat to 400 F.
  4. Bake 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm with butter.


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Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.