Sweet and Fluffy Dinner Rolls

Dinner rolls have got to be my favourite bread type. I love the Asian inspired sweet and fluffy milk bread rolls especially. This Dinner Rolls recipe is amazing, even if I do say so myself. If done properly, you’ll end up very soft and chewy roll which stay soft for days.

Remember, this recipe is for “Sweet” Dinner Rolls, so if you’re not a fan of sweet bread, be sure to reduce the quantity of sugar in the recipe. I prefer my Dinner Rolls sweet so I can snack on it on its own rather than as a meal accompaniment.

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500g Strong Bread Flour

50g Butter

90g Sugar

3 Tablespoons Milk Powder (Optional)

280ml Milk ( If you’re using evaporated milk, be sure to dilute with water first as it’s quite thick)

11g Active Dry Yeast

2 Eggs

1/2 Teaspoon Salt


Important: All ingredients must be at room temperature!

Add the liquid Milk, Sugar and Yeast into a large bowl, mix thoroughly. Then break in 1 egg, mix thoroughly to combine…

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Mix the Flour, Milk Powder and Salt, then sift into the Milk mixture, combine thoroughly.

You’ll need to sift the flour to break up clumps and also make the dough easier to work with…

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You can use the dough tool on your stand mixer for this, you’ll need to knead for 2-3 minutes. If you’re kneading by hand, mix till thoroughly combined. You should get a smooth stretchy dough. Now, add in the Butter, mix thoroughly…

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When it’s fully combined, you should get a very smooth and elastic dough. The dough should not stick to your hands or fingers.  Place the dough into an oiled bowl and place in a warm place, preferably your oven. You can place a cup of hot water underneath to help with the fermentation.

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Leave for an hour or until your dough doubles in size…

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When the dough rises to double the size, take it out and place on a clean surface…

You may need to flour the surface if your dough is too soft or sticky but do not over flour or you’ll end up with dry dinner rolls…

Roll out the dough as pictured below…

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Then fold over 3 times, roll after each fold. You’ll need to roll and fold the dough at least 5 times. This process will produce chewy and fluffy dinner rolls..

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When you’re fine rolling and folding, cut the dough into smaller pieces…

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Depending on the size of the pan you’ll be using, cut and roll the dough into small pieces. Make sure the pieces are as even and same size as possible.

This is where I lack patience when baking, I just get impatient and end up doing the opposite. Ideally, you should be able to get 12 rolls from this recipe. His shows 7 cos I used 2 separate pans…

Place the rolled pieces into an oiled/parchment paper lined baking tray or cake tin…

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Cover and put back into a cool place to rise, this should take an hour thereabouts. Take it out when it doubles in size (mine did didn’t exactly double up, was in a hurry) and baste the top with the second egg. This will help with the browning of the dinner rolls. You can skip this of you don’t like crusty dinner rolls. You may choose to sprinkle some Sesame seeds or Poppy seeds on the top…

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Place in a preheated oven, 170 degrees Celsius and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown..

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Baste with melted butter as soon as they come out of the oven. I love my bread or dinner rolls very very brown crusty on the top as you can see…?

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dinner rolls 3See how soft this looks…..

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See why I ran out of patience, I baked quite a lot for my godson’s church breakfast treat…

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Waiting to read your feedbacks when you’ve tried this easy Sweet and Fluffy Dinner Rolls Recipe. See you soon.



37 thoughts on “Sweet and Fluffy Dinner Rolls

  1. SJ dearie, my bread rolls came out beautifully!…like, I cldnt contain my excitement…and it was all eaten up in super spread. .lolz…Tanx very much dear…Will be trying out the fish stew tomorrow but with boiled fish. Luv u mucha!

    • I’m so so Sorry for the late response. I’m glad the recipe worked great for you, I was just as excited the first time I nailed Dinner rolls? I’m sure the fish stew came out great as well. Thanks for taking the time to leave a feedback.

  2. Thanks for the lovely recipe. I made some dinner rolls today and it was wonderful; i felt excited all through.

    • I can understand the excitement, I was like that during my first successful try….lol. Thanks so much for the lovely feedback…X

  3. Hi, love all your recipes, soo cool.
    Made some over the weekend, Please will like to know why i couldn’t get that chewy feeling in bread, is it because i used plain flour?

    • Hi Lexy. Thanks for the feedback. I really to appreciate. Yeah. Plain flour won’t give you the chewiness you desire. You’ll have to use bread flour next time for maximum results….

  4. Hi, love your recipes, all cool.
    Please i tried baking some, came out good but couldn’t get that chewy feel in bread, is it because in used plain flour?

  5. Yayyy I just tried d dinner rolls nd it came out great,but I have a question,wat if I need to bake some more,do I double d recipe or mix d same but in seperate bowls den bake differently?

    • Awesome feedback! I’m glad the recipe worked great for you. Thanks for taking the time to leave a feedback. Yes, You can double the ingredients though it’s easier to manage smaller doughs when you’re working with yeast….

  6. I decided to try my hands on this dinner rolls and they came out so soft even though I didn’t add the powdered milk. I was scared at first because baking has never been my thing. My little man kept coming back for me and normally he doesn’t eat bread. Thank you for this recipe Sisi Jay.

    • Hi, Esther. I’m glad the recipe worked great for you and the lil man. Thanks for taking the time to leave a feedback, it’s thoroughly appreciated. Thanks once again and you’re very welcome….X

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