Sep 082018
Soft Buttery Rolls

Dinner Rolls

Course: Breads, Starch
Keyword: Bread, buns, butter, dinner roll, great for soup, rolls
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Proof Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 12 rolls
These soft & buttery dinner rolls can be whipped up and ready within 2hours – even on a cold day.
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  • Electric Mixer
  • measuring cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • mixing bowl
  • Whisk


  • cup warm water
  • 1 Tbsp yeast
  • 1 Tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • cups Flour start with 2½, then add by half cup till you get a good soft dough
  • 45 g melted butter


  • Activate (mix) your yeast in the warm water, with sugar. Allow to stand for 5 min till nice and bubbly.
    I do this in my stand mixer bowl to save on dishes but you do you.
  • Once your yeast is bubbly, melt your butter in the microwave.

In your stand mixer

  • Using your dough hook, mix on low the yeast mixture & 2½ cups of flour.
  • Add in the melted butter and salt, then ½cup increments of remaining flour.
  • Mix on ~speed 3 for 8min
  • You want a soft dough which doesn't stick to your hands. *


  • Roll your dough into a tight ball, place in a mixing bowl, cover and allow to rest for about an hour in a warmish environment.
    In a pinch, I use my oven at 50°C with oven door slightly ajar. This rises my dough in 30-45min.
  • Once doubled in size, knock out the air and weigh the while ball of dough.
  • Divide that number by 12 for 12 rolls.
    (mine worked out to ~54g last time I made it) doesn't seem like much but they do proof for a second time.
  • Measure out and roll each ball and place into an oiled baking tray
  • I place then about a finger width apart to allow for the rise. Cover with a dish towel.
    And allow to rise somewhere warm for a second time. Not the oven this time!
  • Preheat your oven now to 180°C
  • When they are smooshed up against each other, they are ready to bake.
    Totally optional: you can melt some butter and do a melted butter wash and sprinkle with salt *YUM*
  • Bake for 15 min at 180°C – they will be golden and smelling divine.


*Dependent on your water/dough ratio it’s about 1¼cup water to 3½cup flour. Humidity and temp in your kitchen could impact it. FEEL YOUR DOUGH!

Lately I’ve been making my own buns. Tried and tested a few recipes; here’s a fool proof version with some tips.

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