Homemade Dinner Rolls


Units Scale
  • 480 grams (1 pound) bread flour
  • 1 packet (1/4 oz.) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup warm water*
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. In a large bowl combine flour, yeast, sugar and salt and mix well.
  2. Make a well in the center and add water and olive oil.
  3. Stir wet and dry ingredients together with a spoon until mixture becomes to stiff then mix with hands until dough comes together and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  4. Gently knead dough on a lightly floured surface until dough is smooth and just a little sticky.
  5. Place dough in a large clean bowl and cover bowl with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap. Set aside in a warm place to let dough rise and double in size, about 1 hour.
  6. Punch down dough and divide into 12 balls. Form into desired shape.
  7. Place rolls on a large baking sheet. Cover baking sheet with kitchen towel and set aside to rise again for 30-45 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  9. Bake rolls on center rack for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.


If dough is too stiff when stirring, add more warm water a little at a time until dough forms. If you add to much water and dough becomes to sticky, add more flour.