Fluffy Dinner Rolls

Fluffy Dinner Rolls

Soft and fluffy dinner rolls that are a perfect addition to any meal
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Keyword dinner rolls, fluffy dinner rolls, rolls
Prep Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 12 rolls
Calories 140kcal
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 1/2 C water
  • 3 Tbsp bread flour


  • 1/2 C cold milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 C bread flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp instant or rapid rise yeast
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp butter softened
  • 1/2 Tbsp butter melted


Flour Paste

  • Mix together water and flour in a small bowl until there are no lumps.
  • Microwave for 20 seconds and stir, do an additional 20 seconds if the mixture hasn't thickened to pudding like consistency. It should mound when dropped from the end of a spoon.


  • In a stand mixer combine flour paste and milk together. Mix until smooth.
  • Add in egg, stir.
  • Add in flour and yeast. and with dough hook attachment mix on low until flour is incorporated.
  • Let rest for 15 minutes.
  • Add sugar and salt and mix on medium low speed for 5 minutes.
  • Keep mixer running and add in softened butter, 1 Tbsp at a time. Continue to mix for 5 more minutes, scraping bowl if necessary.
  • Place dough onto a very lightly floured counter. Knead to form a ball. Place into a lightly greased bowl and lightly coat surface of dough and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • Grease a 9 inch cake pan.
  • Transfer dough to counter and press outinto a 8 x 9 rectangle with short side facing you.
  • Cut into 4 equal strips lengthwise and then cut into 3 equal pieces crosswise for a total of 12 pieces.
  • Stretch each piece of dough into a 8 inch x 2 inch strip. Starting at short end of dough roll up into a tight cylinder. Place into greased pan seam side down.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let rise 1 hour.
  • When doubled in size bake in a oven preheated to 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cool on a cooling rack for 3 minutes and then remove from pan, turning upside down onto a rack and then reinvert.
  • Brush tops with melted butter.
  • Allow to cool for 20 minutes before serving (I never do)


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 44mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.3mg