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7 Ingredient Traditional Homemade Dinner Roll Recipe

Keyword dinner roll


  • 2 cups of all purpose flour + a little extra for kneading
  • 1 envelope of rapid-rise yeast
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of whole milk
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
  2. In a large bowl combine 3/4 cup of the all-purpose flour with yeast packet (undissolved), sugar and salt.
  3. On the stove top warm milk, water and butter to about 125 degrees – do not let it boil.
  4. Add your warmed liquid ingredients to the flour mixture and beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
  5. Add the remaining 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour and continue mixing for an additional 2 minutes on high.
  6. Continue mixing in flour for 2 minutes at high speed. Add in enough remaining flour to make soft dough.
  7. Lightly flour your counter tops for kneading.
  8. Knead the dough until the smooth and elastic (about 9 minutes).
  9. Cover your bowl and let the dough rest for about 10 minutes.
  10. Separate your dough into 8 - 12 equal-sized balls.

  11. Place into greased 12 inch cast iron skillet or round baking pan.

  12. Cover with light towel and place in a warm area to rise for 20 – 30 minutes.
  13. Bake at 375 for 20 – 25 minutes (If you want to switch things up, lightly dust your rolls with garlic salt and herbs before baking)
  14. Brush with melted butter and serve warm!