Delicious Dinner Rolls

by Carrie on January 8, 2012

I saw these rolls on Pinterest and instantly saved them, I didn’t get them made for Thanksgiving but then realized Christmas would be just as good as a time… And I had a reason ;) We had our gender ultrasound sound three days before Christmas, and opened our envelope on Christmas Eve morning. We then told the rest of our family over Christmas. So I made these rolls, in all of the rolls I put Merry Christmas except for one I put It’s A Girl. I made sure my Mom got that one. Since she was POSITIVE we were having a boy the look on her face was priceless.

These rolls had great flavor. I think I let them rise a little too much because the paper kind of got lost in the roll, people had to dig them out.

Delicious Dinner Rolls (From: How Does She?)

  • 1 1/2 cups of milk
  • 3/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons yeast
  • 2 cups of warm water
  • about 9-10 cups of all purpose flour
  • at least 1 cup of butter

Scald milk, 3/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup of butter, in a microwave safe bowl, for about 2 minutes. Cutting the butter into pieces helps it melt faster. There might be a few little pieces of butter after 2 minutes thats fine they will melt.

Add 1-2 cups of flour, then add egg, and salt; set aside and let cool for a few minutes. Meanwhile, in a measuring cup dissolve yeast in  warm water and 1 Tablespoon of sugar. Let it sit for a couple of minutes until it is bubbly.

Make sure your milk mixture is just warm, not boiling and add the yeast mixture! Using a fork or wooden spoon, gradually stir in 7-9 cups of flour, adding 2 cups at a time.

At the end the dough will be dense and sticky, and may be hard to stir, you can use your hands to incorporate the rest of the flour if needed. Be sure not to add too much flour. Then smooth the dough out and cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Leave it in a warm place and let it raise.

Butter two cookie sheets and set aside. Once dough has doubled in size, prepare workspace with flour and separate into four balls.

Working with one ball, roll the dough into a circle on a floured counter. Once it is rolled out spread the top with butter from edge to edge. You will use about 2 Tablespoons per circle of dough.

Cut the dough into squares using a pizza cutter, then cut each into three pieces, you’ll want to end up with 12 triangles.

Put one note in each triangle and roll wide end to tip.

Preheat your oven to 350, and let rolls rise in a warm place. Once they are touching and full in size, cook (one pan at a time) in the oven ’till they are golden brown. About 10 – 15 minutes. While they are still hot run a stick of butter across the tops for a nice butter flavor.

© 2012, Carrie. All rights reserved.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mom January 8, 2012 at 2:48 pm

They were delicious!


2 Kathy Mercure January 9, 2012 at 8:29 am

Looks like a great recipe. A year ago I wouldn’t have even read it because I didn’t think I would ever get yeast bread right. I’ve had several successes under my belt and so I’m game to give these a try. Thanks for posting!


3 lisa November 22, 2012 at 1:32 pm

very good,me n my sisinlaw had it for our early thanksgiving….thank you


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