Sunday, November 2, 2008

Perfectly Easy Dinner Rolls

This icebox dough requires no kneading and can be made up to 4 days ahead. Just take it out of the refrigerator, let rise and bake.


1 cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)
2 packages active dry yeast
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp salt
4-4 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
Additional melted butter (optional)


Combine the warm water and yeast in a large bowl. Let the mixture stand until yeast is foamy, about 5 minutes.

Stir in butter, sugar, eggs and salt. Beat in flour, 1 cup at a time, until dough is too stiff to mix (some flour may not be needed). Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or up to 4 days.

Grease a 9x13 baking pan. Turn the chilled dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough into 24 equal-sized pieces.

Roll each piece into a smooth round ball; place balls in even rows in the prepared pan.

Cover and let dough balls rise until doubled in volume, about one hour.

Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake until rolls are golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Brush warm rolls with melted butter, if desired. Break rolls apart to serve.


Haley said...

Hello! I just found your blog and love it! You have so many creative ideas and fun recipes. This dinner roll recipe sounds fantastic! They look so soft and buttery, and I love the fact that you can make them ahead of time.

I would love to write about your recipe on our blog! If you are interested send me an email at

Haley, KI Blogger

head_honcho said...

Im going to try this recipe tommorow and l`ll let you know how I get on. Hope I dont mess things up.

Ps got any easy christmas stuff?

Shastababy said...

These are so easy and SO GOOD! I found your blog yesterday and made these today. They were quick to mix and being able to do it early and leave in the fridge is great. I just took a batch out of the oven and couldn't wait to try one-delicious and easy too! What more can a busy woman want??

Thank you for sharing!

Jen said...

I gotta tell you...I can't make dinner rolls to save my life. They always turns out like rocks...but these, I tried, and they were divine! The best dinner rolls that I have ever made from scratch. Thank you so much for posting the recipe.