Pillow-Soft Dinner Rolls

Nothing beats warm, fresh bread! Impress your friends and family with these delicious, soft homemade dinner rolls.

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Pillow-Soft Dinner Rolls

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  • Author: Kirsten Gjesdal


Nothing is better than fresh baked bread with butter.



1 1/4 cups Warm Water (110-115° F / 43-46° C)

1 packet (1/4 oz) Rapid-Rise Yeast

2 tablespoons Sugar

1/4 cup Vegetable or Olive Oil

2 teaspoons Salt

3 1/24 cups Bread Flour

Melted butter for brushing, optional


  1. In a small bowl, gently mix warm water, yeast and sugar. Allow to sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes until the mixture begins to bloom (foam).
  2. In a large bowl, add the flour, salt, oil and yeast mixture. Mix on low until a loose ball forms, adding more flour by the tablespoon if the mixture is too wet. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead 7-10 minutes, until dough is smooth, elastic and passes the window pane test (dough can stretch without tearing).
  3. Place the dough in a lightly-oiled bowl and cover with oiled plastic wrap (or a shower cap!). Leave in a warm place in your home (maybe near a stove or sunny window) to rise until doubled in size – about 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease an 8×8 baking pan.
  5. Punch down the dough to deflate. Then divide dough into 9 equal portions and roll into smooth rounds; place side by side in prepared pan.
  6. Cover and let rise a second time – about 30-45 minutes.
  7. Remove cover and bake rolls for about 15-25 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter while warm, if desired. Enjoy!


Recipe courtesy of: https://www.learninghowtocook.com/post/dinner-rolls

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