The Best Homemade Dinner Rolls
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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!
Serves: 12-16, depending on size
  • 1½ 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)
  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, ½ 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!
Recipe by Wishes and Dishes at