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  • Writer's pictureCheyenne

Easy Yeast Dinner Rolls


1 1/3 cup milk or water

1 tsp granulated sugar

2 packets of Active Dry yeast

4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp salt

¼ cup granulated sugar

1 egg

5 tbsp butter, melted


  1. Warm milk on stovetop or microwave until lukewarm, not hot. Add in sugar and stir until dissolved. Sprinkle in yeast and give a quick stir. Set aside for 8-10 minutes or until yeast has activated and you have a nice frothy layer on top

  2. To stand mixer, pour in flour, salt, and sugar. Stir to get everything incorporated. Add in egg and again stir until just combined

  3. Pour in milk with yeast. Using hook attachment on stand (or hand) mixer, begin mixing on a low speed

  4. Add in melted butter and leave mixer running to do its magic for about 5 minutes, or until the dough comes together. It will still be a little sticky

  5. Dump dough into a greased bowl and cover with a damp cloth. Place somewhere warm to rise for 1 hour. I place mine in the oven with the oven light turned on

  6. Line a baking sheet with foil and grease. Try to take equal sized amounts of dough and work it in your hands to form a ball. I like to pull the dough from the top towards the bottom to give a nice smooth ball

  7. At this point, you could go ahead and bake the rolls and they would be just as good. However, I like to allow mine to rise an additional 35 minutes

  8. Once ready, place rolls in the oven at 400 F for 20-22 minutes, or until tops are nice and golden

  9. Brush with butter once out of the oven. Serve warm. Can be kept in an airtight container 2-3 days

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