The Perfect Dinner Rolls

These are seriously the perfect dinner rolls. I grew up on these rolls and I love them! I can’t believe in 6 years this is the first time that I have made them for my little family. They are easy and so delicious!
My mom has said many times its all about the yeast if you know how the yeast is suppose to be then you are a bread maker it does not matter what kind of bread whether its Cinnamon rolls, normal bread or rolls etc. These rolls are really impressive, perfect for any Holiday party! This recipe makes 3 dozen rolls, perfect for neighborhood gifts if not for a party!


 (Saf yeast is the best you can find it at Shar’s in Mesa on Gilbert and Guadalupe)
4 eggs at room temperature
3 cubes/sticks of butter
Instant potatoes
3 cups milk
Bosch or Kitchen Aid mixer


1/4 cup warm water
( I use tap water, warm to me is pretty warm but you can still hold your hand under it)
1 tsp.sugar
1 Tbsp yeast
Combine but do not stir and let sit for 10 mins or until it bubbles.
(I put my yeast in a clear bowl so I can watch it better. The sugar will sink to the bottom and most of the yeast will sit on the top of the water and start to bubble up a little bit. You don’t want all your yeast to sink to the bottom if it does redo your yeast mixture.)
In the bread mixer add:
3/4  cups sugar
1 Tbsp salt
1 cup instant potato flakes
2 cups flour
In a saucepan:
melt 3/4 cup butter then add 3 cups milk. Turn stove down to low to warm the milk so it won’t kill the yeast. Add all ingredients into bread mixer and mix well.
After mixing, add 4 eggs (room temperature) and 6 cups flour.  Dough will be sticky.
Let rise for 1 hour. The dough will not rise a ton but you should notice it rise a little bit. Roll out in a rectangle and cover with butter. Fold over in thirds and cut in 1 inch strips. Tie rolls into a knot and put on cookie sheet (12 rolls per sheet)
Let rise for 3 hours.
Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until lightly brown.
Here is my dough all rolled out and covered in melted better
Fold in thirds
All folded up
I start in the center and cut in 1 inch strips
This is how you knot the rolls.
First, stretch a little bit then twist
Then start to tie in a knot
Pull the knot then you are done
This is what they look like before they rise for the 3 hours
This is how great they look after being cooked. I also buttered the top after they came out of the oven .
Very impressive…Right?!
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These rolls are amazing….trust me! Make them ASAP!
Savannah Sig


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    November 20, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    LOVE the step by step photo’s and instructions! Thanks Savannah 🙂

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    November 21, 2012 at 4:46 am

    These look amazing! I just might have to make these for Thanksgiving dinner!

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    Mandy Byron
    November 21, 2012 at 6:17 am

    These look SO good. I have to try them!

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    November 21, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    GREAT !!! Im going to try these this weekend. Thankyou for taking the time to show how its done.
    Very inspiring.
    Karyn x

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    December 29, 2012 at 7:35 am

    These look fabulous! I think I know what I’ll be bringing for the next holiday!

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    October 21, 2013 at 11:20 am

    These look so wonderful. I am anxious to give them a try. I did have two questions though. You say to use 3 “cubes” of butter. Where I live they sell butter in sticks – a stick being 1/2 cup. I note your recipe calls for 3/4 cup in the dough. Just want to make sure I don’t add twice the butter the recipe needs.

    Also when you’re stretching and twisting the individual rolls, do you unfold them from the thirds that you have them in to begin with and then stretch and twist?

    Thanks so much!

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    Rebecca @ Dorm Room Baker
    March 15, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    These look so delicious and flaky! I know they’re supposed to be for dinner, but I’d probably even eat one of these for breakfast with some peanut butter and jelly 🙂

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    November 28, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Hi, muy name is Lina and i just saw those lovely rolls but i got a question. Is it necessary to have a bread mixer? Or can it be done by hand? Probably too difficult?
    Thanks by the way!

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    December 23, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Thanks for the step by step instructions and photos! The dough is fabulous to work with. My rolls are rising for the second time. I am very excited! The dough even smells great! Perfect for Christmas Eve dinner.
    Merry! Merry!

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