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Homemade Hot Rolls Recipe

This light fluffy homemade dinner rolls recipe makes the best buttery soft rolls. They are the perfect made from scratch dinner rolls made with simple ingredients.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Homemade Hot Rolls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 18
Author Recipes Simple


  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 package Dry active quick rise yeast
  • 1 cup hot milk
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp softened butter


  1. Pour yeast into a large bowl with warm water. Mix until yeast is dissolved. Cover and let sit for 10 mins until it gets bubbly/ frothy.

  2. Combine sugar, butter and salt into the hot milk. Let mixture cool down for a few minutes.

  3. Add milk mixture to the yeast and then add the egg. Mix well. Beat in flour, one cup at a time until it forms a soft dough.

  4. Knead lightly for five minutes. You can knead it by hand or in a stand mixer.

  5. Spray a warm large bowl with cooking spray. Add dough to bowl the cover with plastic wrap that's been sprayed with cooking spray. Let sit in warm place for 1 hour to an hour and 30 mins.

  6. Once it's doubled in size, punch down and knead for about five minutes.

  7. Pinch off small chunks of dough and form into balls about 1 ¾ in. - 2in. In diameter. Place together in 9x13 pan. Cover and let rise about 45 mins or until doubled in size.

  8. Bake at 375 degrees for 18 minutes. Brush with butter and serve warm.

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