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Pillow-Soft Dinner Rolls

Updated: Aug 4

Nothing beats warm, fresh bread! Impress your friends and family with these delicious, soft homemade dinner rolls. Once you make them homemade you won’t want to go back to store-bought again!

Prep Time: 3 Hours

Servings: 9


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 1/2 - 4 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 8x8 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!

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