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Amazing Dinner Rolls are soft, buttery and truly amazing homemade dinner rolls. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com
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Amazing Dinner Rolls

Soft, buttery, and really amazing dinner rolls.
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 24
Author Life in the Lofthouse


  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 4 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup salted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk scalded *see note on scalding milk
  • vegetable oil
  • melted butter for brushing


  • Pour the warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer. Fit the mixer with the dough hook attachment.
    Add the yeast and 1 teaspoon of sugar to the water. Stir. Allow mixture to foam and proof for 15 minutes.
  • Add the beaten eggs, room temperature butter and 1/2 cup granulated sugar to the yeast mixture. Mix on low speed until combined.
  • Add 1 cup flour and the salt. Mix until just combined.
    Add milk and mix again.
  • Continue to add flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until correct consistency is achieved. Dough should just slightly stick to fingers. (Do not use more than 5 ½ cups flour.)
  • Cover bowl with a kitchen towel and let dough rise for 45 minutes. Punch dough down, and let rise again for 45 minutes.
  • Divide dough in half. Roll each half into a large circle and cut 12 equal 'pie' pieces. Roll dough triangles from the wide end into a crescent shape. Place rolls on a greased baking sheet.
  • Cover rolls and let rise another 30 minutes or until doubled in size.
  • Bake rolls at 375° F. for 14 to 15 minutes, or until golden-brown. Remove from oven and brush tops with melted butter.


*To scald the milk: Pour milk in a saucepan and heat over medium heat until warm and edges are slightly foamy. This happens right before the boiling stage, but don't let boil! Remove from heat and stand until lukewarm before using in the recipe.*