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Buttery Dinner Rolls Recipe | Softest Dinner Rolls Recipe

Dinner Roll Recipe. If making your own bread intimidates you, fear not! This recipe for homemade dinner rolls or buttery milk rolls is super easy and very straight forward.
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Resting Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 27 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 rolls
Calories 111 kcal


Dinner Rolls (without Eggs)

  • All Purpose Flour / Maida - 2 cups + more / 240 grams
  • Salt - 1 tsp or to taste
  • Milk - ¾ cup / 180 ml
  • Butter - 4 tblspn
  • Dry Yeast - 1.5 tsp
  • Sugar - 2 tblspn

Buttery Dinner Rolls (with Eggs)

  • All Purpose Flour / Maida - 3 cups
  • Egg - 1
  • Warm Milk - 1 cup
  • Soft Butter - 3 to 4 tblsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Dry Yeast - 2 tsp
  • Sugar - 2 to 3 tblsp


Dinner Rolls (without Eggs)

  • Take all purpose flour, salt in a bowl and mix well. Set aside. Take butter in a sauce pan, melt it on low heat till it is molten, add in milk and set aside to cool. It has to be luke warm. Now add in sugar and sprinkle over yeast and set aside for 5 mins to the yeast activates.
  • Now once the yeast is activated. Pour this into the dry flour mix and mix well. The dough will be little sticky, but thats okay. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 1 hour so the dough doubles in size.
  • Now punch the air out and add more flour and knead for 2 mins. Divide the dough into small balls and arrange it in a greased baking pan and set aside for another 30 to 45 mins.
  • During the last 10 mins or proofing time, preheat oven to 200 degree C. Now brush the top with some milk and bake for 25 mins. Remove and serve warm. 

Dinner Rolls (with Eggs)

  • Take yeast in a bowl, add 1 tsp sugar and warm milk and set aside for 5 mins for the yeast to activate.
  • Now in a large mixing bowl, add flour, salt, and mix well.
  • Now take the yeast mix and add in more sugar, egg and mix well.
  • Now add yeast mix into the flour and mix well using a fork.
  • Add in soft butter and knead well for 10 mins.
  • Now the dough should be very smooth and soft.
  • Place the dough back into the bowl, cover it and leave to rise till it is doubled in size. It will take around 2 hours.
  • Now divide the dough and shape it as you like. Check images for reference.
  • Now place it back in the baking tray and leave aside for 1 hour to rise.
  • Meanwhile preheat oven to 190 degree c for 10 mins.
  • Now take the tray, brush top with egg wash (which is just egg beaten with some milk)
  • Now pop this oven and bake for 12 to 15 mins.
  • once baked remove and brush top with butter.
  • Serve warm.



  • The main step in making perfect rolls is activation of the yeast. Refer the post intro for all the steps.
  • Knead the dough really well for soft rolls.
  • Leave the dough to rise well for soft rolls.
  • Don't over bake the rolls else it will turn hard.
  • These rolls can be stored room temperature in a air tight container for 2 days.
  • Store in fridge for a week.
Nutrition Facts
Buttery Dinner Rolls Recipe | Softest Dinner Rolls Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 111 Calories from Fat 67
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.4g11%
Saturated Fat 4.4g28%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 58mg3%
Carbohydrates 9.3g3%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 8.2g9%
Protein 2.9g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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