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Soft No Knead Dinner Rolls

This soft, no knead, dinner roll recipe is the one you have been looking for.  It makes your favorite old fashioned soft and buttery yeast rolls without kneading. 

 

old fashioned soft and buttery yeast rolls

 

This old fashioned soft and buttery yeast rolls recipe is one of the easiest yeast bread recipes we make.   It almost hands off since it’s a no knead recipe.  And these dinner rolls come out so soft and buttery and are amazingly delicious.   

 

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soft no knead dinner rolls

 

Even cold the next day, these rolls are a hit at our house.  So you might wish to make more than one pan so you will have leftovers.  

 

Soft No Knead Dinner Rolls Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 rounded tablespoon of dry active yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • ½ cup lukewarm water
  • 4 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup lukewarm milk
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs

 

Equipment Needed:

  • Small bowl
  • Large bowl
  • Dough Whisk (or you can use a spoon)
  • Pastry Mat
  • Dough Cutter or knife
  • Parchment Paper
  • 9 X 13 Baking Pan
  • Pastry Brush

 

How to make these old fashioned soft and buttery yeast rolls:

 

yeast sugar in warm water

 

Add yeast and sugar into a small bowl and pour in the lukewarm water. 

 

frothy yeast rising

 

Let set for about 5 minutes until frothy. 

 

flour salt and sugar

 

Meanwhile in a different large bowl add the flour, salt and the remaining 1 Tablespoon sugar.  And use a dough whisk or fork  to mix well.  

 

Mixing soft no knead dinner rolls

 

Pour the milk, eggs, and melted butter into the flour mixture. 

 

Mixing old fashioned soft and buttery yeast rolls

 

Add the frothy yeast sugar mixture and use your dough whisk to mix well.  

 

no knead dinner roll dough

 

When your no knead dinner roll dough is well mixed, cover with a clean kitchen towel and set in a warm place to proof for 2 hours. 

NOTE: I usually place my dough in the oven with only the oven light on.  It creates the perfect warmth to rise the yeast dough.   BE SURE NOT to turn on the oven even if you have to place a reminder post-it note on the oven controls.

 

rising soft no knead dinner rolls

 

Once the dough has risen for 2 hours, remove the towel and punch the dough down.   No kneading required.

 

no knead dough

 

Dust flour on your pastry mat and turn out the dough.  Form the dough into a log about 12-15 inches long.  

 

dough for soft no knead dinner rolls

 

Use a dough cutter to cut the dough log into 12 equal portions.  Roll each portion into a ball, pulling the sides down and under to shape roll and make the top as smooth as possible.

 

Unbaked soft no knead dinner rolls

Line a deep 9 X 13 baking pan with parchment paper leaving extra parchment paper overhanging the sides to lift the rolls out of the pan.  Place the rolls into the pan and spray the tops with a non-stick cooking spray.  Lightly cover with plastic wrap leaving room for the rolls to rise.  Cover with a kitchen towel and place in a warm place to rise for 45 minutes.

 

old fashioned soft and buttery yeast rolls

 

Preheat oven to 390° F.  After your yeast rolls have risen, remove the towel and plastic wrap and place in the preheated oven. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.  You can test for doneness my tapping on the rolls and if it sounds hollow it’s done. 

 

old fashioned soft and buttery yeast rolls

 

Remove your soft no knead dinner rolls from oven and brush the tops with butter.  Carefully lift the rolls out of the hot pan using the parchment paper and serve. 

 

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Soft No Knead Dinner Rolls

This soft, no knead, dinner roll recipe is the one you have been looking for.  It makes your favorite old fashioned soft and buttery yeast rolls without kneading. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Rising Time2 hrs 45 mins
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: old fashioned soft and buttery yeast rolls, soft no knead, dinner rolls
Servings: 12
Calories: 269kcal
Author: Evelyn

Ingredients

  • 1 rounded tablespoon of dry active yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • ½ cup lukewarm water
  • 4 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup lukewarm milk
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 2 eggs
  • Melted Butter for glazing

Instructions

  • Add yeast and sugar into a small bowl and pour in the lukewarm water. Let set for about 5 minutes until frothy.
  • Meanwhile in a different large bowl add the flour, salt and the remaining 1 Tablespoon sugar.  And use a dough whisk or fork  to mix well.
  • Pour the milk, eggs, and melted butter into the flour mixture.
  • Add the frothy yeast sugar mixture and use your dough whisk to mix well.
  • When your no knead dinner roll dough is well mixed, cover with a clean kitchen towel and set in a warm place to proof for 2 hours. 
    NOTE: I usually place my dough in the oven with only the oven light on.  It creates the perfect warmth to rise the yeast dough.   BE SURE NOT to turn on the oven even if you have to place a reminder post-it note on the oven controls.
  • Once the dough has risen for 2 hours, remove the towel and punch the dough down.   No kneading required.
  • Dust flour on your pastry mat and turn out the dough.  Form the dough into a log about 12-15 inches long.
  • Use a dough cutter to cut the dough log into 12 equal portions.  Roll each portion into a ball, pulling the sides down and under to shape roll and make the top as smooth as possible.
  • Line a deep 9 X 13 baking pan with parchment paper leaving extra parchment paper overhanging the sides to lift the rolls out of the pan.  Place the rolls into the pan and spray the tops with a non-stick cooking spray.  Lightly cover with plastic wrap leaving room for the rolls to rise.  Cover with a kitchen towel and place in a warm place to rise for 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 390° F.  After your yeast rolls have risen, remove the towel and plastic wrap and place in the preheated oven. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.  You can test for doneness my tapping on the rolls and if it sounds hollow it's done.
  • Remove your soft no knead dinner rolls from oven and brush the tops with butter.  Carefully lift the rolls out of the hot pan using the parchment paper and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 309IU | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg

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