60-Minute Dinner Rolls
Recipe type: Bread
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Serves: 16 med or 24 small dinner rolls
Easy, quick, basic dough -- adaptable for other types of rolls, bread, sweet rolls, and more.
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ stick butter
  • 4 cups flour, divided (AP or bread flour, or mixed whole grain and AP are best)
  • 3 Tbsp sugar (or Sucanat with Honey, or about 2 Tbsp honey)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp instant yeast
  1. Combine 1 cup milk, ½ cup water, and ½ stick butter and heat to very warm (120-130 F) – butter may not melt. Pour into the mixer bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk or paddle attachment. (You can do this by hand; just increase the kneading time at the end, and your recipe may take longer than 60 minutes.)
  2. Add 1½ cups flour, 3 Tbsp sugar (or Sucanat with Honey), 1 tsp salt, and 2 Tbsp instant yeast. Mix to incorporate ingredients, then beat 2 minutes on medium speed of mixer.
  3. Add ½ cup flour. Beat on high for 2 minutes.
  4. Change to dough hook attachment and gradually stir in enough additional flour to make a soft dough – about 1 - 1¾ cups.
  5. Knead 5 minutes.
  6. Put in greased bowl and cover; let rise 15 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 350.
  8. While oven preheats, shape dough into 16 rolls in 2 greased round cake pans (8 rolls per pan: 7 in a circle, 1 in the center. See link just below this recipe box to view shaping process for rolls or loaves.)
  9. Rise 15 minutes. Bake 15 minutes till golden or until rolls are 190-200 F inside (an instant-read thermometer is your friend).
  10. Makes 16 rolls, or 2 mini loaves (1/2 size) and one pan of 8 dinner rolls. Or 2 full size loaves.
  11. For smaller rolls (for a bigger crowd), I make this into 24 rolls, baked in a 13x9 baking dish. Add about 5 min baking time (check at 15 just in case--ovens vary).
Recipe by Everyday Homemaking at https://everydayhomemaking.com/quick-sandwich-rolls-dinner-roll-dough/