Buttery Dinner Rolls are soft and fluffy and full of buttery goodness. From start to finish, they take less than 3 hours to make, with the bread machine doing most of the work. In addition, the dough is a dream to work with. These dinner rolls are incredible on their own with a pat of butter, and amazing wrapped around a piece of leftover turkey!
The Master Taste Tester was actually a bit horrified when he saw me making these rolls. The reason was that he felt that my french bread rolls were about as good as they get. However, one bite, and he relented that I could make these rolls again!
Making the Buttery Dinner Rolls:
I used the following ingredients for these Buttery Dinner Rolls: Milk, unsalted butter, egg, sugar, salt, bread flour, and instant yeast.
Did I tell you that the bread machine does most of the work? Well it does! I added all of the ingredients to the pan of the bread machine and started it on the dough cycle. When the dough cycle finished, I removed the dough to a floured surface. First, however, I weighed the finished dough – it weighed 19.58 ounces. I divided that by 12 since I wanted to make 12 rolls. The the result was 1.63 ounces. Yes, I’m a total nerd, and weigh everything!
I cut the dough for the Buttery Dinner Rolls into individual 1.63 ounce portions, and formed each piece into a ball. Then, I placed the balls on a parchment lined 9 x 13 baking sheet. I tried to space them as evenly as I could. I placed the rolls into my warmed oven that I had heated for 1 minute and 45 seconds to allow them to rise. After about 45 minutes, the rolls had perfectly risen. I preheated my oven to 350° F, and baked the rolls for about 18 minutes, until they were golden brown.
I pulled the rolls out of the oven about 5 minutes before dinner was ready, so the timing was perfect!
The Buttery Dinner Rolls were about 2-½ inches in diameter, and were pillowy soft. The Master Taste Taster kept commenting on how good the rolls were as he reached for this third one! These buttery dinner rolls are definitely company worthy. You should try them. Yum!
Additional Recipes for Amazing Homemade Rolls:
If you’re a fan of homemade rolls where the bread machine does most of the work, check out these awesome recipes:
- Oat Rolls: These Oat Rolls are absolutely delicious and are easy to make, especially with a bread machine. Just pop all of the ingredients into the bread machine, and let it do most of the work!
- Amish Potato Rolls: Amish Potato Rolls are the quintessential soft dinner roll. Because they stay fresh-tasting for several days, they’re the perfect make-ahead roll for your special holiday feast. Even better, they make the ultimate slider buns to wrap around your leftover turkey or ham.
- Waterford Blaa: When you hear Waterford, you’re likely to think of its famous crystal. However, Waterford is equally famous for its Blaa, which is a soft white bread roll with a floury exterior. It is the quintessential morning roll that locals fill with sausages, eggs, crispy bacon, or whatever else suits their fancy. They’re perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or any time for that matter.
- Honey Wheat Rolls: One of my absolute favorite things to make are bread and rolls. The fact that you can add a little bit of salt and yeast to what I used as paste when I as a kid is totally captivating. I don’t think that there is a time when I don’t marvel at the magical powers of yeast. These Honey Wheat Rolls are no exception.
- Homemade Slider Buns: Sliders are all the rage these days, and for good reason. They’re a mini sandwich and perfect for a party or pot luck. Although you can buy slider buns, the homemade variety is so much better, and is super easy to make!
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Buttery Dinner Rolls (Bread Machine)
- ½ cup (4 ounces, 113 grams) milk (I used whole milk)
- ¼ cup (½ stick, 2 ounces, 57 grams) unsalted butter, room temperaturestick
- 1 large egg
- 2 Tablespoons (0.875 ounces, 25 grams) granulated sugar
- ¾ teaspoon Kosher salt
- 2 cups (10 ounces, 283 grams) bread flour
- 1-¼ teaspoons instant yeast
- Place all ingredients in pan of bread machine, in the order listed. Process on dough cycle.
- When dough cycle finishes, remove dough to floured surface. Partition into 12 equal pieces (about 1.6 ounces each). Form into balls, and place, evenly spaced, on parchment lined 9x13-inch baking sheet.
- Turn on electric oven for 1 minute and 45 seconds to warm oven. Immediately turn off heat. Allow rolls to rise in warmed oven until doubled in size and touching each other, 30 to 45 minutes.
- Remove from oven and preheat oven to 350° F.
- Bake rolls for 16 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven; allow to cool for 5 minutes and serve.
- Yield: 12 Buttery Dinner Rolls