Easy Delicious Dinner Rolls

Bread is ready - bring on dinner!
Finding a dinner roll recipe which is easy but packs a lot taste is difficult.  Parker House rolls are a traditional roll so I made a few changes to the basic recipe to reduce the butter but keep the soft texture.

This roll is made with milk instead of water which gives it a rich flavor.  Adding a whole egg to the recipe also adds the right amount of softness.

This recipe makes about 8 rolls of 50 grams each.

210 grams bread flour (sifted)
4 grams instant yeast 
3 grams salt
22 grams butter
120 grams milk (room temperature)
1 egg
extra butter for brushing on top

Add the butter to the dough
1.  Mix the milk and egg together. In a bowl, combine the flour, yeast, & salt. Add the milk mixture and use a dough scraper to mix. 

2. Put the dough on a flat surface to knead for about 10 minutes.  Roll into a ball and cover with a bowl for about 10 minutes. 

3. Remove the bowl and then add the butter to the dough. Use the dough scraper to cut the butter into the dough. Knead the dough until the butter is well mixed. Dough should be soft but not sticky.

4. If the dough feels stiff, add a little milk and knead again.

5. Roll into a ball and put in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place for about 90 minutes.

Dough is ready to start the rising process
6. After the bread is finished rising. Put on the kneading board and cut into 50 gram pieces. Flatten each piece & roll each into a ball and let sit under plastic wrap for about 15 minutes (bench time).

7. Flatten & re-roll each ball. Put on a baking sheet. Brush each ball with butter. Cover with plastic wrap and put in a warm place.

8. Rise for 30 minutes. Bake at 200 degrees Celsius for 20 - 25 minutes or until browned.

Measure all ingredients before starting
Brush with butter before the 2nd rising
Use a small rolling pin to make a crease in the middle
Bread just out of the oven
This bread has just the right amount of softness


  1. Thanks for the recipe.I need to try dinner rolls. I've never made them, though I work with years quite often.Thanks for stopping by my blog.Hani

  2. I really like baking bread as well as making sweets. So much to do and so little time.