Classic Dinner Rolls
If you are looking for the best yeast dinner rolls recipe, this is it! These yeast rolls come out soft and tender with a delicate butter flavor, perfect with any meal and they are extremely easy to make.
1/4 c water
2 Tbsp sugar
2-1/4 tsp yeast (or one envelope)
2 c flour, more if needed
1/2 tsp salt
4 Tbsp butter, softened, divided
- Warm the milk and water to 115° F. Place in a large bowl and stir in the sugar and yeast; set aside for a few minutes until it starts to foam.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk the salt into 2 cups of flour. Stir the flour into the yeast mixture until it starts to form a ball. Stir in 2 Tbsp of the softened butter and turn dough out onto a lightly floured bread board.
- Knead dough for 8 to 10 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. Cover the dough and let it rest for about 30 minutes.
- Butter an 8″ round baking pan.
- Knead dough a couple of times, then divide into 12 equal portions; form into smooth balls. Place balls loosely in the baking pan; cover and let rise in a warm place for about 45 to 60 minutes, until the rolls have doubled in size.
Preheat oven to 375° F.
- Brush dinner rolls with 1 Tbsp melted butter and bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pan. If desired, brush dinner rolls with another 1 Tbsp melted butter. Serve Warm.
How to Make Yeast Rolls
Add yeast and sugar to warm milk and water. Let sit until mixture gets foamy.
Knead the dough on a lightly floured board.
Dough should be soft, smooth and elastic. Let it rest for about 30 minutes.
Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll into balls and place loosely in prepared pan.
Let rest until balls double in size, then brush with melted butter.
Bake dinner rolls until golden brown; brush with additional melted butter, if desired.