Easy Dinner Rolls

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These fluffy yeast rolls are easy to make. They’re deliciously light and fluffy, and require just a few simple ingredients. You can have them on the table in less than two hours.

Pour 18oz warm water into bowl of stand mixer. Add the yeast. I use instant yeast, and buy it in 1-pound bags from Sam’s Club because we go through a lot of it in our house. You can use active dry yeast in this recipe. If you do, add it to the warm water, and let it sit for a few minutes to ensure that it is active. If it is, it will begin to look foamy on the surface of the water.

Add the oil, sugar, and salt to the mixer bowl.

Add flour to the mixing bowl. When measuring the flour, scoop flour into your measuring cup and level it off. Don’t pack the flour down into the measuring cup. This can result in too much flour, which can make your bread hard and dense.

Add the dough hook attachment, and set the mixer speed to low.

Mix until dough comes together. You may need to scrape the sides down a few times. The dough will be shaggy at first, but as you mix, it will become smooth and elastic. I like to increase the speed of the mixer after everything is incorporated. It should be soft to the touch, and not overly dry or sticky.

Place dough in greased mixing bowl. Cover, and let rise until doubled in size.

Once doubled in size, punch the dough down, and pinch off a ball of dough slightly larger than a golf ball. Shape the ball of dough into a roll by placing it on the counter, seam side down. Place your cupped hand over the dough, and roll it in a circular motion against the counter.

Place rolls on a greased cookie sheet, or use a silicone mat. Cover and let rise until the rolls are doubled in size. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees while they are rising.

Bake rolls at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, or until golden brown on top.

Remove from the oven, and brush with melted butter, if desired. Enjoy.

Store any leftovers in an airtight container.

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Easy Dinner Rolls

These light and fluffy dinner rolls are simple to make, and you can have them on your table in less than two hours.

  • Author: Melody
  • Prep Time: 90 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Yield: 2024 dinner rolls 1x
  • Category: Breads

Ingredients

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18oz warm water
2 Tbsp instant yeast (active dry yeast works too, but will take longer to rise)
4 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
4 Tbsp sugar
6 cups bread flour 

Instructions

  1. Pour 18oz warm water into bowl of stand mixer.  Add the yeast.  If you are using active dry yeast instead of instant yeast, let the yeast bloom for a few moments to be sure it’s active.
  2. Add the oil, sugar, and salt to the mixer bowl.
  3. When measuring the flour, scoop flour into your measuring cup and level it off.  Don’t pack the flour down into the measuring cup.  Add the flour to the mixing bowl, and using the dough hook attachment, set the speed to low.
  4. Mix until dough comes together.  You may need to scrape the sides down a few times.  The dough will be shaggy at first, but as you mix, it will become smooth and elastic.  It should be soft to the touch, and not overly dry or sticky.
  5. Place dough in greased mixing bowl.  Cover, and let rise until doubled in size.
  6. Punch dough down, and pinch off balls of dough slightly larger than golf balls.  Shape the ball of dough into a roll by placing it on the counter, seam side down.  Place your cupped hand over the dough, and roll it in a circular motion.
  7. Place rolls on a greased cookie sheet, or use a silicone mat.  Cover and let rise until doubled in size.  Preheat your oven to 350 degrees while they are rising.
  8. Bake rolls at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
  9. Brush with melted butter, if desired.  Enjoy.
  10. Store any leftovers in an airtight container.
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