Soft Dinner Rolls

Perfectly soft dinner rolls, fluffy and deliciously golden. Grab some before they disappear in seconds!

6 soft dinner rolls on a dark blue kitchen towel

Bread, the one food we all take for granted, don’t we? It comes in countless shapes and sizes, but it’s a staple food throughout the world, and it has been so from the beginning of times, at least as far as the recorded history is concerned.

Although nowadays it is preached that wholegrain stuff is better, healthier, wiser to consume, and l don’t say no to that, let’s face it, white bread will always be the most popular choice.

When it comes to cooked food, we might choose to eat some dishes without bread, but some are still delicious with a nice slice of bread, or a perfectly fluffy roll. Soups, for example, either cream soups or hearty ones, they all go so well with bread. Throw some butter on it, and you have the ultimate comfort food no matter the season.

Overshot photo of a white bowl of bread dough already proven

Sweet old days when our grandmas used to bake bread daily to feed the whole family. We might not bake it as often now, since it’s so convenient to go get it from a shop, but you can only get the real deal when you make it yourself. And that is a treat indeed!

I had in my mind for quite a while to make some soft dinner rolls, don’t know why l’ve never done it before. After I made my Soft vanilla pretzels, I got a real taste for baking. And it is so easy. Once the dough is kneaded, all you have to do it get on with your stuff.

Then, a couple of hours later roll up your sleeves, shape some gorgeous rolls out of the dough, and off they go in the oven. They are ready in 10 to 12 minutes, depending on the oven. Dead easy! Even my 9 month old baby girl loved the rolls. You can see her chubby little hand in this picture:

Toddler's hand reaching for a soft dinner roll

I was trying to take some photos and she was so fascinated by the rolls, she kept trying to play with them. She’s my little explorer ready to conquer the world. How time goes by, she was only a newborn yesterday and today she’s rolling, crawling and eager to walk. My cute little bunny!

Going back to the soft dinner rolls, just follow these simple steps, and the rolls are ready in no time! And then, you can even use the rolls as sliders, no need to buy them. Making your own food from scratch can be time-consuming, but it’s so rewarding.

Half of a dinner roll on top of 4 other rolls with a bread knife next to them


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half of a soft dinner roll on top of other 4 rolls with a kitchen knife next to them
Soft Dinner Rolls
Prep Time
2 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 22 mins

Soft Dinner Rolls made from scratch, the easiest fail-proof recipe. Fluffy, deliciously golden, these rolls are just what you need for an epic dinner.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: International
Servings: 8 rolls
Calories: 285 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 500 g strong white bread flour
  • 7 g dried fast-action yeast
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • 300 ml warm water
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, yeast, sugar and salt.

  2. Make a well in the middle and pour in the water and oil.

  3. Knead gently for at least 5 minutes until you get a smooth and elastic dough that does not stick to the bowl.

  4. Cover with cling film and a  tea towel and least to prove for at least 2 hours in a warm place or until it doubles its size.

  5. Shape the dough into a sausage and divide it into 8 balls.

  6. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius (428 degrees Fahrenheit).

  7. Transfer the dough balls to a tray and bake for 10-12 minutes until golden.

  8. Serve warm or cold,

Recipe Notes

To see the measurements displayed in cups and ounces, please click on the US Customary link. 

The number of serving can be adjusted by clicking on the number 9 next to Servings.

Nutrition Facts
Soft Dinner Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 285 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Sodium 729mg 30%
Potassium 66mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 50g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 6g 12%
Calcium 0.9%
Iron 16.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Basic white bread rolls

Basic white bread rolls





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  • Reply
    April 16, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Great bread idea!

  • Reply
    April 17, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Gorgeous, Daniela! I must admit that doughy little hand stole my heart ♥

  • Reply
    April 19, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    The rolls look wonderful Classics like this are the best. 🙂

  • Reply
    August 14, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Perfect! Little balls of bliss.

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