Perfectly Easy Dinner Rolls

This is a no fail recipe. If you have never tried making bread, this is a great recipe to try! It makes delicious yeast rolls that are a perfect accomaniment for any meal, whether it's a special dinner or a simple soup.

1 cup warm water
2 pkgs. yeast
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. salt
4-4 1/2 cups flour

Combine the warm water and yeast in a large bowl.  Let the mixture stand until yeast becomes 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 board. Divide into 24 equal-size pieces.  Roll each piece into a smooth round ball, and place evenly in the baking dish. Cover and let rise until double, about 1-1/2 hours. 
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Bake until rolls are golden brown, 15-20 minutes.  Brush warm rolls with melted butter, if desired. Break apart to serve.

I use my stand mixer to mix this recipe but you can mix it by hand. I usually use all of the 4 1/2 cups of flour. The dough will still be a bit sticky when you are done adding the flour, but that's okay. These are yeasty, sweet tasting rolls. Yield 2 dozen


  1. this will be a great alternative to our family recipe which requires an overnight stay in the fridge - which we sometimes forget!!!!

  2. Kimmmie, my only complaint is that they do not stay moist for many days, but usually if I make these it's for a 'big' dinner and there aren't many left over anyways!