These Homemade Dinner Rolls turn out perfect every time. Dense yet fluffy, slightly sweet and salty, and irresistibly buttery! The only homemade roll recipe you will ever need!

Hey y’all! We’re back with another installment of “Homemade Holidays” here at JoyFoodSunshine! I seriously cannot tell you how excited I am to share these Homemade Dinner Rolls with you. I know, I know….everyone says they have the “best” roll recipe…but I’m here to tell you that THIS. IS. THE. ONE. No holiday is complete in my house without these rolls!

jfs_hh_dark

These Homemade Dinner Rolls turn out perfect every time. Dense yet fluffy, slightly sweet and salty, and irresistibly buttery! The only homemade roll recipe you will ever need!

My dad first made a version of these rolls on Thanksgiving in 2010. They were my favorite part of the entire Turkey Day feast {slathered with a little homemade Cranberry Sauce}…and I knew I had to have the recipe. Over the last 6 years I have tweaked these Homemade Dinner Rolls to be just perfect for my family!

These Homemade Dinner Rolls turn out perfect every time. Dense yet fluffy, slightly sweet and salty, and irresistibly buttery! The only homemade roll recipe you will ever need!

What makes a perfect roll? To me there are  4 factors:

  1. You can make them at home easily with a perfect rise every time.
  2. Every bite contains a touch of sweetness complimented by a lot of salty, buttery goodness.
  3. They are both dense and fluffy at the same time.
  4. Once you start you can’t. stop. eating. them.

These Homemade Dinner rolls meet all of this criteria, and more.

These Homemade Dinner Rolls turn out perfect every time. Dense yet fluffy, slightly sweet and salty, and irresistibly buttery! The only homemade roll recipe you will ever need!

Let’s start with #1: You can make them at home easily with a perfect rise every time.

Really, this Homemade Dinner Roll recipe is very straightforward. Knead, rise twice and bake. You do have to be sure you completely cool the butter/milk mixture so you do not kill the yeast. But that’s really the only “tricky’ part of this recipe! I mean seriously…look at that beautiful rise…

These Homemade Dinner Rolls turn out perfect every time. Dense yet fluffy, slightly sweet and salty, and irresistibly buttery! The only homemade roll recipe you will ever need!

Let’s move on to #2: Every bite contains a touch of sweetness complimented by a lot of salty, buttery goodness.

This magic happens for two reasons. 1) the dough itself contains a beautiful sweet/salty combination. And 2) After these rolls are removed from the oven you brush them with melted butter and sprinkle them with coarse sea salt. This is the final touch that makes the rolls extra special! There’s something about biting into a delicious salty roll that just can’t be beat.
These Homemade Dinner Rolls turn out perfect every time. Dense yet fluffy, slightly sweet and salty, and irresistibly buttery! The only homemade roll recipe you will ever need!

Now onto #3: These Homemade Dinner Rolls are both dense and fluffy at the same time.  Seriously words cannot describe the texture of these rolls. Amazing. Fantastic. Send-you-to-the-moon good.

These Homemade Dinner Rolls turn out perfect every time. Dense yet fluffy, slightly sweet and salty, and irresistibly buttery! The only homemade roll recipe you will ever need!

Annnnd now to #4: Once you start eating these Homemade dinner rolls…

you…

These Homemade Dinner Rolls turn out perfect every time. Dense yet fluffy, slightly sweet and salty, and irresistibly buttery! The only homemade roll recipe you will ever need!

…can’t….

These Homemade Dinner Rolls turn out perfect every time. Dense yet fluffy, slightly sweet and salty, and irresistibly buttery! The only homemade roll recipe you will ever need!

…stop.

These Homemade Dinner Rolls turn out perfect every time. Dense yet fluffy, slightly sweet and salty, and irresistibly buttery! The only homemade roll recipe you will ever need!

Homemade Dinner Rolls (The Very Best Ever)

Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: 12 dinner rolls

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Line a 9x13” baking pan with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. Proof the yeast:
  3. Add sugar, water and yeast to the bowl of your standing mixer fitted with the dough hook. Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes until foamy.
  4. Make the dough:
  5. Melt butter completely. Mix in milk and warm the mixture in the microwave or on the stovetop until it’s combined and not lumpy (but just slightly warm). Set aside to cool comepletely!
  6. Once yeast is foamy (proofed) and butter/milk is cool, pour butter/milk mixture into the bowl of your standing mixer. Mix on low-speed until combined.
  7. Add egg and mix until combined.
  8. Add 3 cups of flour and ½ TBS salt and knead with dough hook. Add more flour a little bit at a time until a slightly-sticky ball forms.
  9. Grease a large bowl and transfer dough to the bowl. Cover with a damp cloth and set in a warm place to rise for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  10. Once dough has doubled, flour your hands and squeeze it to remove the gas.
  11. Finishing the rolls:
  12. With floured hands, form 12, equally-sized dough balls.
  13. Roll them until they’re smooth balls.
  14. Place them into your prepared baking sheet evenly spaced into 4 rows of 3.
  15. Cover with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size (about 30-60 minutes).
  16. When you notice your rolls have risen about halfway, Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  17. Place fully-risen rolls into preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, until the rolls are golden-brown on the top and sound hollow when tapped with a wooden spoon.
  18. Remove rolls from oven and immediately brush them with melted butter and sprinkle with sea salt.
  19. Serve warm!

Notes

NOTE: You can make these rolls ahead and freeze them for up to 3 weeks. Simply cover them tightly with plastic wrap and aluminum foil or a lid after step # 11. Remove from freezer and let the rolls come to room temperature and rise fully before baking. Or you can bake from frozen by baking at 325 degrees F for 25 minutes, then increasing the baking temperature to 375 and baking for 10 minutes more.

Recipe adapted from The Food Network!

Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by Yummly Rich Recipes
https://joyfoodsunshine.com/homemade-dinner-rolls/

These Homemade Dinner Rolls turn out perfect every time. Dense yet fluffy, slightly sweet and salty, and irresistibly buttery! The only homemade roll recipe you will ever need!

Seriously people. You need these rolls in your life. They are the perfect special holiday treat. I even make these as hamburger buns! Yes. You heard me. They take a good hamburger and make it great!

True Story: We had friends over for dinner who we had celebrated Thanksgiving with a few years earlier. Well, when the husband {also my genius web developer…hey there!} walked in and saw the rolls he literally did the man version of squealing and jumped for joy. Yes, I mean literally his feet left the ground. THAT is some roll love right there if you ask me! 😉

Question: Have you ever made your own Homemade Dinner Rolls? 

If you want to stay connected or you make something from JoyFoodSunshine I would love to see your creations! #joyfoodsunshine

Instagram: @joyfoodsunshine

Pinterest: JoyFoodSunshine

Facebook: JoyFoodSunsine

Twitter: @joyfoodsunshine

Pin me for later! 🙂

These Homemade Dinner Rolls turn out perfect every time. Dense yet fluffy, slightly sweet and salty, and irresistibly buttery! The only homemade roll recipe you will ever need!

This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you purchase a product through a link you clicked on here, I receive a portion of the sale. Thank you for supporting JoyFoodSunshine!