Ever have that moment when 4pm hits and you haven’t even started supper and you don’t have time to run to the grocery store? I do all the time which is why this easy dinner roll recipe is such a lifesaver. I can throw them together and use them for last-minute meals. I don’t need to punch dough down 20x and then wait for it to rise for 12 hours. And the end results are killer soft dinner rolls that are fluffy on the inside. It’s actually hard to just eat one, though, so bake with care. Note that these quick and easy dinner rolls make a great roll for breakfast sandwiches as well!!
Quick and easy dinner rolls
- 1 c milk
- 1/2 c water
- 2 T butter
- 4 1/2 c flour
- 3 tsp instant yeast
- 2 T sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- Heat milk and water and butter to 120 degrees.
- Mix 2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, and salt together in KitchenAid mixer bowl.
- Turn machine on and mix dry ingredients thoroughly.
- Add milk mixture while mixer is running (slowly add down the side).
- Once milk is incorporated into the flour, add egg and mix well. Add remaining 2 1/2 cups flour or until flour becomes tacky but not sticky to the touch. I did this once and I only had to add about 2 1/4 cups. Another time I added all 2 1/2 cups so use your judgment and add gradually.
- Knead for a few minutes (I use the mixer to do the work).
- Turn dough onto floured counter.
- Shape into log form and divide into 12 pieces. Form pieces into balls by folding them over themselves (I tried to show this through pictures). Basically you want to form a smooth ball.
- Place formed dough balls on a buttered pan. Flatten slightly and cover. Allow to rise for 30 minutes.
- Bake at 400F for 18 minutes or until golden brown on the top and bottom.