These easy, no-knead soft and fluffy dinner rolls are perfect on their own but also you can make great sandwiches with them.Soft Dinner Rolls on a parchment paper.

I love these soft bread rolls that are so easy to make with few ingredients.  You don’t need a mixer to make these no-knead rolls just like my no-knead whole wheat bread.

You only need basic ingredients to make these unbelievably soft, yummy small bread rolls.

They are slightly sweet, just as how they should be.

What are The Secret Ingredients to Make Soft Rolls?

Milk, egg and butter make these rolls soft and also add such nice flavor.

No-Knead Soft Dinner Rolls

The active time you’ll spend to make these rolls will be 10 minutes which includes mixing the dough, knocking the dough and giving their shape.

There will be an inactive time where the dough will rise(1rst rise) and prove(2nd rise).

I love and suggest eating these rolls when they are just out of the oven.

So you may wonder:

Can You Make Ahead Soft Dinner Rolls?

Yes!  If you like, you can prepare the dough in the morning /evening, knock it back and give shape, cover with plastic film and let the balls prove in the fridge.

Then take the dish from the fridge in the evening/morning and keep at room temperature for 20-25 minutes and bake for 15 minutes and serve fresh these fluffy rolls.

You can see below how fluffy they are.

Soft Dinner Roll is hand squeezed to show is fluffiness.

How to Keep Soft Dinner Rolls Fresh?

If you won’t eat all of them immediately, you should keep them in an airtight container when they are totally cooled.  They stay fresh for 2-3 at room temperature.  But for the best deliciousness, you should definitely eat them when they are out of the oven or at least the same day.

How to Make No-Knead Bread Rolls

I make my soft bread rolls with fresh yeast but if you like you can use other types.  You can find the conversions listed in my recipe card.

First, place the fresh yeast into a small glass bowl, and crumble it.  Then dissolve the yeast with almost 1/4 of warm milk by using a wooden spoon. Make sure the milk is not hot only warm as hot milk will kill the yeast.

Fresh yeast is dissolved with milk using a wooden spoon in a small glass bowl.

Then combine flour, sugar, salt in a big bowl.  After that, add the dissolved yeast and milk, stir with a wooden spoon or a spatula.  Finally, add the melted butter and the egg. Stir until all mixed completely.

Mixing flour with milk, yeast, egg and melted butter to make soft dinner rolls.

You can use your hands to make a proper ball.  The dough shouldn’t be sticky but soft.

Grease the same bowl with olive oil and place the dough inside and cover with plastic film.  Let it rise until more than doubled in size for almost 1 hour.

Mixed Soft Dinner Roll dough rise in a glass bowl covered with plastic film.

Next, knock back the dough.  If you use grams, you can take 59-60g(for 15 balls) pieces from the dough to make the balls. That’s what I do.

Knocking back the rised soft dinner roll dough.

But if you like, you can place the dough on a work surface after you knock back the dough, make a rectangle by slightly pressing to the dough with your hands.  (Again, this is not sticky dough.  I didn’t even flour the work surface during this step and the dough didn’t stick.)

Soft Bread Roll dough is lined on a worksurface.

Then, divide the dough horizontally into 3 and vertically into 5  if you are making 15 rolls. Make the balls from these pieces. I couldn’t cut it equally but you can do your best. 😉

Soft Dinner Roll Dough is lined and cut into pieces on a work surface.

Place the balls into a dish that is lined with parchment paper and cover with plastic film. Let them rise for almost 45-50 minutes. Instead of parchment paper, you can grease and flour the dish. This way the rolls won’t stick to the dish.

No Knead Rolls are placed on a dish to prove.

Bake for 15-16 minutes until the top is golden brown. If you are not sure,  you can remove one roll and tap underneath.  If there is a hollow sound it means it is baked.  After you remove the rolls from the oven, brush the top of the rolls with melted butter.

Baked Sweet dinner rolls are brushed with melted butter.

I hope you love my soft and sweet dinner rolls as much as I do.  Enjoy!

Baked No-Knead Soft Dinner Rolls as circle.

 

No-Knead Soft Dinner Rolls
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Resting Times
1 hr 50 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

You'll love this easy recipe for soft dinner rolls.  They are no-knead, no machine fluffy and yummy rolls! 

Course: Bread
Keyword: bread rolls, fluffy rolls, no knead bread
Servings: 15 rolls
Author: Pastry and Beyond
Ingredients
  • 510 g (3 and 1/2 cups + 2 tablespoons) all-purpose flour (dip and sweep)*
  • 50 g (1/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 245 g (1 cup) milk**
  • 20 g (0,70 oz) fresh yeast***
  • 1 large egg
  • 50 g (3 and 1/2 tablespoons) melted butter, cooled
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter, for brushing the rolls
Instructions
  1. Place the fresh yeast into a small glass bowl, and crumble it. Dissolve the yeast with almost 1/4 of warm milk by using a wooden spoon. 

  2. Combine flour, sugar, salt in a large glass bowl. 

  3. Add the dissolved yeast and milk, stir with a wooden spoon or a spatula.

  4. Mix in the melted butter and the egg, stir until all combined completely.

  5. Grease the same bowl with olive oil and place the dough inside and cover with plastic film. Let it rise until more than doubled in size for almost 1 hour.

  6. Knock back the dough. If you use grams, you can take 59-60g(for 15 balls) or 73-75g pieces(for 12 balls) from the dough to make the balls. Or you can place the dough on a work surface after you knock back the dough, make a rectangle by slightly pressing to the dough with your hands. Divide the dough horizontally into 3 and vertically into 5 if you are making 15 rolls and start making the balls out of these pieces.

  7. Place the balls into a 12 inch (31cm) round dish or 9*13 inch (23*33cm) rectangle dish that is lined with parchment paper and cover with plastic film. Let them rise for almost 45-50 minutes. Instead of parchment paper, you can grease and flour the dish. 

  8. Preheat the oven to 375°F(190°C) when the dough almost doubles.

  9. Bake for 15-16 minutes until the top is golden brown. If you are not sure, you can remove one roll and tap underneath. If there is a hollow sound it means it is baked. 
  10. After you remove the rolls from the oven, brush the top of the rolls with melted butter.  Serve fresh.   Keep them in an airtight container when they are totally cooled. 

Recipe Notes

*You can click here for dip and sweep method if you use cup measurements.

**You can boil 1/3 cup milk and add 2/3 room temperature milk to make warm milk.

***If you want to use dry yeast, you need to use 8 grams (2 and 1/4 teaspoons) and dissolve it with warm milk just like fresh yeast.  If you want to use instant yeast, you need to use 6,6 grams(2 teaspoons) but you don’t need to dissolve the instant yeast, just mix with all the ingredients together.

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No-Knead Soft Dinner Rolls

2 thoughts on “No-Knead Soft Dinner Rolls

  • March 20, 2019 at 6:08 am
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    This looks super tasty!! I can’t wait to give it a try! It’s all delicious ingredients 🙂

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    • March 20, 2019 at 11:34 am
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      Thank you, Roslia! They are super tasty:) Please let me know when you give it a try.

      Reply

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