Basic Rolls

READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
Recipe by Rubies

This is a basic recipe for dinner rolls. The dough can be refrigerated for up to 2 hours, if needed. Just let it warm up/rise before baking. Also, this dough can be used to make cinnamon rolls.

Top Review by Sueski

This was a very good recipe and will be my 'go-to' for hot bread. The rolls weren't as 'yeasty' as I would have liked, but still tasty and they did rise nicely. I 'halved' the recipe at dinner since there is only my husband and myself now and we still have left over rolls for the morning breakfast. I added some poppy seeds and sesame seeds on some of the rolls before baking. Thank you Rubies for a very good recipe!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Measure water into a warm bowl.
  2. Dissolve yeast into water.
  3. Add sugar, butter, egg, and salt.
  4. Add enough flour to make the dough easy to handle (not sticky).
  5. Knead the dough until it becomes smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes).
  6. Place in a greased bowl to rise until double in size (about 1 hour).
  7. Divide the dough into small balls and place in greased muffin cups (for clover-leaf rolls, place 3 balls in each muffin cup; for regular dinner rolls, place 2 balls in each muffin cup).
  8. Brush with butter, if desired.
  9. Let rise again until double in size, about another hour.
  10. Bake at 375 for 10 - 15 minutes.

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