The Best Homemade Dinner Rolls

The best easy homemade dinner rolls I have ever made!  This roll recipe came out perfectly fluffy and soft and would be a great side dish to accompany any meal.  Serve these warm and straight out of the oven!

The best easy homemade dinner rolls I have ever made! This recipe came out perfectly fluffy and soft and would be a great side dish.

I have a friend named Claire who has her own blog called Lemon Jelly Cake that I have been following for a long time now.  I saw this recipe that comes from one of her mother’s cookbooks on her site recently and knew immediately after seeing the photos of these gorgeous dinner rolls that I had to make them ASAP!  I have been on the hunt for a really good go-to dinner roll recipe for a while now and this one is it.  These dinner rolls takes a little bit of time to make because of the 1st and 2nd rising, but the results are so worth it!  The actual “hands on” work is practically nothing at all!

The best easy homemade dinner rolls I have ever made! This recipe came out perfectly fluffy and soft and would be a great side dish.

The best easy homemade dinner rolls I have ever made! This recipe came out perfectly fluffy and soft and would be a great side dish.

Mr. Wishes and I have a favorite Italian restaurant that we at at frequently here in Rochester called “Davincis”.  We eat there on almost every special occasion: birthdays, anniversaries, etc.  The food is fantastic there, but I have to say that one of the driving forces keeping us coming back is their dinner rolls.  This recipe I’m sharing today was pretty darn close to Davincis rolls which I am super excited about!  The texture was just what I was looking for in a dinner roll.  You will never want to go back to store bought rolls!

The best easy homemade dinner rolls I have ever made! This recipe came out perfectly fluffy and soft and would be a great side dish.

The best easy homemade dinner rolls I have ever made! This recipe came out perfectly fluffy and soft and would be a great side dish.

The best easy homemade dinner rolls I have ever made! This recipe came out perfectly fluffy and soft and would be a great side dish.

The best easy homemade dinner rolls I have ever made! This recipe came out perfectly fluffy and soft and would be a great side dish.

The Best Homemade Dinner Rolls

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12-16, depending on size

The Best Homemade Dinner Rolls

The best easy homemade dinner rolls I have ever made! This roll recipe came out perfectly fluffy and soft and would be a great side dish to accompany any meal. Serve these warm and straight out of the oven!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110-120 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups bread flour (use all purpose if you don't have bread flour, or a mixture of the two)

Instructions

  1. Mix yeast and sugar into warm water.
  2. Rest for 10 minutes, until the mixture is foamy and creamy.
  3. Add the oil, salt, and 2 cups of flour. Stir to combine.
  4. Add in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time.
  5. Transfer dough to a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic (about 8 minutes). You can also knead dough on low speed in the bowl of an electric mixer using a dough hook attachment.
  6. Grease a large bowl and place the dough in it, flipping once. Cover with a damp cloth.
  7. Let rise in a warm place for about one hour or until double in size.
  8. Punch the dough down after it has doubled in size.
  9. Divide and form into 16 round balls (make them as round as possible).
  10. Place on greased baking sheets, at least 2 inches apart.
  11. Cover with damp towel once again and let them rise again until doubled in size, about 30-40 minutes.
  12. Toward the end of the second rise, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  13. Bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Mine were perfect at 18. Serve warm with butter!
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39 Responses to “The Best Homemade Dinner Rolls”

  1. April 21, 2014 at 8:27 AM #

    Good dinner rolls are my weakness! These sound so good!

  2. April 21, 2014 at 8:48 AM #

    Wow – those look so soft and fluffy! I’d be happy just eating these rolls as my dinner! :)

  3. April 21, 2014 at 8:56 AM #

    Homemade bread is the BEST!

  4. April 21, 2014 at 11:33 AM #

    I just love homemade bread and these rolls look fantastic!

  5. April 21, 2014 at 11:59 AM #

    I’d love to impress my family with homemade dinner rolls. I’ve never done it but one day…

  6. April 21, 2014 at 1:22 PM #

    Ok so I’m going home and making these rolls right away!

  7. April 21, 2014 at 3:01 PM #

    Oh gosh. Homemade dinner rolls do me in every time. I dream of them!

  8. April 21, 2014 at 3:23 PM #

    These look so incredibly light and fluffy!

  9. April 21, 2014 at 3:50 PM #

    I’m so glad you liked them! They look beautiful. :)

  10. April 21, 2014 at 5:05 PM #

    These are gorgeous! I never make dinner rolls because a) I’m lazy and b) I haven’t found a go-to recipe yet. I’m excited to give these a try, their texture looks amazing!

  11. April 21, 2014 at 7:11 PM #

    I’m crazy for bread! It is my ultimate weakness. Seriously, how can you turn away from something that smells so good, is soft, and just baked? I’ll take a dozen of these at my dinner table :D

  12. April 21, 2014 at 9:16 PM #

    mmmmm these rolls look awesome! Homemade bread is so intoxicating :)

  13. April 22, 2014 at 1:32 AM #

    Oooooh, they look so soft inside! Mmm… I love homemade bread!

  14. April 22, 2014 at 8:10 AM #

    Yummy, these look amazing! I love that the recipe sounds so easy to follow too! Will definitely be trying these, thanks! ;)

  15. April 22, 2014 at 8:13 AM #

    Wow, look at how much your dough rose. No wonder the rolls turned out so gorgeous. That looks like a fantastic recipe.

  16. April 22, 2014 at 10:57 AM #

    Homemade dinner rolls aren’t a side in my house – they’re the meal! These sound awesome!

  17. April 22, 2014 at 11:11 AM #

    Not much better than a fresh hot out of the oven homemade dinner roll.

  18. April 22, 2014 at 11:56 AM #

    Oh man, a good dinner roll is one of my biggest weaknesses!! These look so fluffy and awesome! I’m always looking for new recipes to try!

  19. April 22, 2014 at 12:43 PM #

    This rolls look amazing! Love them!

  20. April 22, 2014 at 2:59 PM #

    There is nothing like homemade dinner rolls! These look so fluffy and perfect!

  21. April 22, 2014 at 4:20 PM #

    I have to try this recipe.. I´ve never made my own dinner rolls before and I can actually smell the yeast through this screen.. I dont know but there is something so thereapeutic working with bread dough.. I just love it! Happy week!! xoxo

  22. April 22, 2014 at 5:28 PM #

    Nothing better than a warm dinner roll straight out of the oven! These look so soft and fluffy oh yum!

  23. April 23, 2014 at 12:37 AM #

    Ashley, your dinner rolls looks sublime! Such a nice crumb. There truly is nothing like hot dinner rolls, crispy on the outside and moist and tender on the inside, slathered with butter! Thanks for sharing, girl!

    • April 25, 2014 at 12:59 PM #

      I tend to agree with that! Thank you!

  24. April 23, 2014 at 3:26 AM #

    I love the smell of warm dinner rolls. There’s just nothing quite like them. These look amazing.

  25. April 23, 2014 at 11:09 AM #

    There is nothing like a hot, fresh roll right out of the oven! Plus I love that yeasty smell at home!

  26. April 23, 2014 at 11:30 AM #

    Once you make homemade dinner rolls, it’s really hard to go back. When you make a homemade dinner roll that’s a close approximation of your favorite restaurants? You are winning!

  27. April 23, 2014 at 9:31 PM #

    How perfect! I love to have dinner rolls as a complementary side dish, especially when served fresh and hot out of the oven! Sounds like a great recipe (:

    • April 25, 2014 at 12:57 PM #

      Yes they are seriously the best warm!! Thank you!

  28. April 23, 2014 at 10:45 PM #

    Your rolls look wonderful, what a gorgeous dinner side!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  29. April 24, 2014 at 12:36 AM #

    Oh my you weren’t kidding! These are fluffy! They look perfect.

  30. April 24, 2014 at 12:17 PM #

    These look so delicious and fluffy!

  31. April 24, 2014 at 12:59 PM #

    these dinner rolls look lovely :-)

  32. April 27, 2014 at 10:38 AM #

    Bread is such a weakness, love these dinner rolls!

  33. April 28, 2014 at 9:20 AM #

    YUM, I love homemade dinner rolls! :)

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