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Thursday, October 20, 2011

How to Make Dinner Rolls (with Pictures)

I got a request for a step by step tutorial on how to make dinner rolls when I had posted pictures of my "piggyrolls", so here it is! :3 Hope you guys like it! :P

Like I mentioned in my previous post, this is the yeast roll recipe that I use. It is my family's favorite (from Val)!

What you will need:

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 3 eggs
  • 6-3/4 to 7-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

How to make yeast rolls/dinner rolls:
1.) Combine shortening, sugar, and salt in a large bowl
2.) Stir in boiling water (1-1/2 cups)

3.) Crisco butter-flavored shortening, sugar, and salt SOUP! :P
Make sure to cool this mixture ("soup") down to 110°F to 115°F
4.) Take 2 tablespoons of yeast,
5.) and 1/2 cup of warm water (110°F - 115°F)
6.) Dissolve yeast into warm water.
7.) Take yeast mixture,
8.) 3 eggs,
9.) and 3 cups of flour

10.) and add it to the Shortening mixture (#3)
11). Beat (mix) until smooth.

12.) Stir in enough remaining flour,
13.) to form a soft dough.

 14.) Turn onto floured surface and kneed until smooth and elastic for about 6-8 minutes.
15.) Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.

16.) Cover and let dry in warm place (I wet the towel with hot water),
17.) Dough should double in size in 45 minutes.

18.) *O*
19.) Punch dough down, turn onto lightly floured surface.

20.) Roll dough to 1/2" (inch) thickness.
21.) Cut (I'm using a pizza cutter :P) into equal sizes. For plain dinner rolls, you can fold circles in half and press edges to seal.

22.) Coat baking sheets/tray with cooking spray.
23.) Place your dough (bears) 2 inches apart.

24.) Cover and let rise until doubled (30 minutes).
25.) Bake at 400°F for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
26.) Brush with butter (I just rubbed a butter stick on them :P)
27.) Delicious!


These freeze very well after baking so I usually like to make a big batch and fill the freezer up with a whole bunch of these cute dinner rolls. Just pull them out of the freezer to thaw whenever you are ready to eat some!!! :3

Since Halloween is coming up, maybe you can try making them into spookier shapes. :P


decimal shoes said...


sugar sugar said...

those are really cute! i don't think i can eat any hahah! but thankyou for sharing the recipe and tutorial! :)

Mai said...

super cute (: i think i give this ago!!!

CMPang x

Anonymous said...

you cook like a pro! looks really yummy and so cute!

Sparkles & Chic said...

Hi dear!

How have you been? I missed you too.

Awesome banner on your blog! Looks like you're ready for Halloween. =)

These are some cute dinner rolls. Thanks for sharing. =)


MKL said...


Sadii B. said...

The dinner rolls with faces are too adorable. I must try that at my next party. I really enjoy your blog. You are so creative. I'm a new blogger and it would be an honor if you came to visit me at:

xx Sadii

tifuani said...

WOW Awesome~!! This must take a lot of time but its probably worth it <3 so cute >w<

xoxo tifuani

About me Aweedee said...

haha sooo cute!!! :))) to cute to eat

Amy said...

Ahhh this is super cute!Did you use a mold or just tore little pieces of the dough? I think I will try this and maybe use different cookie cutters. Thank you for sharing!!