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Soft Dinner Rolls Recipe

Soft Dinner Rolls are the perfect companion to any main dish. There is nothing like fluffy, warm bread rolls with honey butter or jam.

Dinner Rolls baked in casserole dish brushed with butter

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Dinner Roll Recipe Video:

We love easy bread recipes like No-Knead Bread, our famous Banana Bread, and of course Dinner Rolls. They are easy, have simple ingredients, and are approachable for any cook. Watch the easy video tutorial and you will impress everyone with your dinner rolls.

Whether you’re serving Potato Soup, a hearty bowl of crockpot chili, or your family’s favorite meatloaf, any menu is elevated by a good dinner roll. Keep this recipe in your back pocket and soon it will become second nature. 

A pile of soft dinner rolls

How to Make Dinner Rolls?

Simply put, the process of making dinner rolls is split into three parts: preparing the dough, shaping the rolls and baking them. All you need is a very short list of ingredients which are pantry staples: milk, flour, sugar, yeast, salt, and butter. 

ingredients for dinner rolls with flour, milk, butter, salt, sugar and yeast

Making the Yeast Dough:

Activate the Yeast: In the bowl of your mixer, combine milk, 1 Tbsp sugar and yeast and let sit for 5 minutes until foamy. Then whisk in melted butter, remaining sugar, and salt. Slowly incorporate the flour 1/2 cup at a time.. 

How do I know when I’ve added enough flour? The dough should feel sticky and tacky to the touch, but should not stick to clean and dry fingertips. Add the last 1-3 Tbsp flour only if needed.

Knead Dough: Once your flour is in, continue kneading with the dough hook attachment for about 2 minutes. Kneading releases the gluten and makes it softer (don’t skip this step).

Dough Rising: After kneading, you are going to oil a bowl and place your dough ball in it. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rise for 2 hours or until doubled.  

Proofing yeast and rising dough

Can I Mix the Dough by Hand?

You can easily make homemade dinner rolls without a mixer. Mix the dough ingredients together in a large bowl using a wooden spoon or firm spatula. Once it comes together, knead with clean dry hands 10-12 minutes.

To knead by hand, press on the dough with the heel of your hand, moving in a forward rolling motion. Rotate your dough ball and repeat several times. Prepare to work those arms! 

Shaping Bread Rolls:

  1. Divide the dough: Remove the dough and separate it into 15-16 even pieces using a bench cutter tool
  2. Form the Rolls: To shape the dinner rolls, cup the dough between your fingers and thumb and roll the pieces into rounds on the countertop or over your other hand (watch the video tutorial to see how easy it is to form perfect dinner rolls like a pro).
  3. Let Rolls Rise: Place dough rounds onto a greased baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rest for another 30-60 minutes until puffed.

Pro Tip: Avoid over proofing your rolls. If they rise too much, you will exhaust the yeast and they can collapse.

Shaping of dinner rolls and them rising on a baking sheet.

Can I use a different pan?

If using a different sized pan, you can make more dinner rolls. You can make anywhere from 15-24 dinner rolls using this recipe. If you make the rolls smaller, they will rise a little faster and will need a little less time to bake.

Soft dinner rolls on a tray with butter in the background

Tips for Yeast Dough to Rise Faster

Yeast is activated by warm temperatures and moist environments. If you are running short on time, here are a couple of hacks to make your dough rise faster.

  • Microwave (our favorite method): Place a damp kitchen towel in the microwave on high heat for 1 minute then place the dough covered in plastic wrap in the warm microwave and let rise with the door closed.
  • Oven Method: Preheat the oven to the lowest setting of 150˚F for 2 minutes then turn the oven OFF, place your dough bowl into the oven over a towel and close the door. We use this method to make our Easy Cinnamon Rolls rise in half the time! 

How Long to Bake Dinner Rolls

Bake your dinner rolls at 375˚F until golden brown (about 23-25 minutes). When the rolls come out of the oven, immediately brush them with melted butter and sprinkle with coarse salt. 

Dinner rolls in a baking sheet.

How to Keep Dinner Rolls Warm?

After baking, transfer your rolls to a serving dish or bowl and cover them with a kitchen towel. This will trap the heat and keep your rolls warm. 

Make-Ahead Tips

For Freezer-friendly dinner rolls, bake your rolls as directed. Allow them to cool completely and then place them in an airtight, freezer-friendly container.

Thaw in the refrigerator or at room temperature, then reheat in the microwave or oven. If you freeze them the same day they are baked, they will keep their freshness when thawed. 

soft dinner rolls at room temperature ready for freezing

What to Serve with Dinner Rolls:

A holiday table isn’t complete without homemade dinner rolls. Serve these alongside your roast turkey, mashed potatoes, and of course Turkey Gravy for an unforgettable dinner. We also love to pair dinner rolls with: 

Soft Dinner Rolls Recipe

4.97 from 211 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Rising Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes
Dinner rolls on baking sheet served with butter

Irresistibly Soft Dinner Rolls are easy to make with just 6 ingredients. There's nothing like fluffy warm homemade dinner rolls. These are holiday-worthy bread rolls!

Author: Natalya Drozhzhin
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $3-$5
Keyword: bread rolls, dinner rolls
Cuisine: American
Course: Side Dish
Calories: 190
Servings: 15 people

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup whole milk, warmed to 110F
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt, (we used fine sea salt)
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, (minus 1 to 3 Tbsp) measured correctly
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted to brush the tops of dinner rolls
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt, to sprinkle finished rolls

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of your mixer, whisk together warm milk (about 110F) and 1 Tbsp sugar. Sprinkle the top with 1 Tbsp yeast and let sit 1 minute. Whisk together and let it sit for about 5 minutes until yeast looks foamy. Add 4 Tbsp melted butter, remaining sugar and salt.

  2. Add flour half a cup at a time until the dough whisking to incorporate. Once the dough gets too thick, switch to the dough hook attachment and mix on speed 2 (you can also continue mixing by hand with a stiff spatula). Add about 4 cups of flour, adding the last 1 to 3 Tbsp of flour only if needed. The dough should feel sticky and tacky but should not stick to clean/dry finger tips.

  3. Knead the dough with the dough hook in a stand mixer for 2 minutes or knead by hand (10 min), then place dough in an oiled bowl. Cover it with plastic wrap and let it rise about 2 hours in a warm place or until doubled in size. 

  4. Once the dough rises, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and cut it into 15-24 even pieces depending on the shape of your baking dish. Roll each piece of dough into a ball and place them onto an oiled 9×13 casserole dish or baking sheet.

  5. Cover the dinner rolls with plastic wrap and let them rise another 30-60 minutes in a warm place or until puffed (do not over-proof). Bake at 375F for about 23-25 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.

  6. Immediately brush tops of dinner rolls with melted butter and set aside to cool to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Soft Dinner Rolls Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 290mg13%
Potassium 76mg2%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 158IU3%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Natalya Drozhzhin

Natalya is a food blogger who founded Momsdish.com to make cooking easier. Growing up on a farm in Ukraine, Natalya was inspired by the amazing dishes that were prepared using simple ingredients. Natalya is most notably known for making cooking approachable for any person.

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  • Bisakha
    September 18, 2022

    Came out beautifully. But baking took less time than the instructions here. But then oven temperatures vary.
    Also, I would use bit less sugar next time.
    Thank you so much for the recipe. Would have loved to post a pic, but unable to find the option.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 18, 2022

      Thanks for sharing, feel free to share some photos of your creation next time on our Facebook page or group so others can see them too!

      Reply

  • Marianne
    July 27, 2022

    I don’t know what I did wrong🤷‍♀️the first rise was perfect second rise they barely budged and came out dry and dense☹️

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 27, 2022

      Hi Marianne, it could be that they were proofed at too high of heat (never proof above 110˚F, or it can deactivate the yeast). It’s also possible they were overproffed the first time around, causing them to stay dense on the second rise. It’s hard to say without being there.

      Reply

  • Norene Beardsley
    July 22, 2022

    Hi Natashafound your dinner roll recipe yummm will make soon thk you excited to try rolls my favorite nice to meet you here! We’re all blessed beyond measure to be American citizens.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 23, 2022

      Thank you! I hope you love this recipe, Norene. 🙂

      Reply

  • Ugo
    July 16, 2022

    Omg!!! These are the fluffiest dinner rolls I have ever made. I & my kids absolutely loved them. This is now my go to recipe. Thank you so much.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 16, 2022

      That is the best when kids love what we parents make. That’s so great!

      Reply

  • Joelle Kastner
    June 17, 2022

    I’ve only made dinner rolls once before. The result…they looked great and the texture was really good, but they tasted very yeasty. I really disliked the taste. Deciding to give it another go, I found your recipe, decided to try it, and am so glad I did. The rolls were very easy to make, looked good, and, most importantly, tasted great. Preparing for the first bite, I was really worried but was so relieved when I tasted them. I’ll definitely be making these rolls again.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 18, 2022

      That’s wonderful! So glad you enjoyed this recipe, thank you for the review.

      Reply

  • Jaida
    May 28, 2022

    I tried these and they didn’t seem to rise they baked in the oven but didn’t go fluffy and didn’t fully cook. Does anyone have any tips for me please.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 28, 2022

      Hi Jaida, it could be that they were proofed at too high of heat (never proof above 110˚F or it can deactivate the yeast). The most likely cause of rolls collapsing is due to letting them rise for a much longer amount of time which could create big air pockets in the dough and can exhaust the yeast in the dough causing it to flatten.

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  • Kay
    May 23, 2022

    I have tried several bread recipes, but this one has been the easiest one yet. The rolls turned out so soft and fluffy, just as you said! Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 23, 2022

      So glad you love this recipe, Kay!

      Reply

  • Derek Cox
    May 17, 2022

    Natalya your recipes are brilliant I’ve tried and cooked so many different meals And me been Type 1 Diabetic may I say you’ve done both my health my diet Plus my self esteem a fantastic job please keep sending the recipes Thank You.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 17, 2022

      Hi Derek! So glad you enjoy my recipes. Thank you for the excellent review.

      Reply

  • Luke
    May 10, 2022

    Your photos alone deserve 5 stars, Natasha. I never made rolls before using all milk and so much sugar. Wow! Great turnout. Like King Hawaiian rolls. But I cheated and used my trusty $15 thrift store bread machine to make the dough. Don’t have much use for an expensive stand mixer. Very nice, soft bread. Family inhales them. And save a lot of money over store bought during these crazy inflation Covid/war times. Thanks again for another great recipe. P.S. We stand fully with Ukraine in this sad war mess.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 10, 2022

      Hi Luke! That’s great, I’m glad it turned out well. Thank you for the review.

      Reply

  • Isabel
    April 28, 2022

    Hi Natasha, could you advice why are my rolls smelling yeasty after they are baked? I had to check the amount of yeast twice to see if I get it right 😂 Otherwise it’s a pretty straight forward recipe. I might reduce the amount of yeast next time I make these though- 1 Tbsp seemed a little overkill.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 28, 2022

      Hi Isabel, there are a few reasons. Too much yeast is definitely one of them but sounds like you’ve checked the amount. This recipe calls for active dry yeast, did you substitute with instant yeast by chance? This would cause the dough to rise a little faster and dough to overproof. With instant yeast, you can skip the proofing step initially and just whisk together the wet ingredients then add yeast with your first cup of flour.
      Temperature is also important in the proofing step, if you used active dry yeast, let your dough rise in a warm place. You don’t want to underproof (too cool) or overproof (too warm) your dough, both are possible and could leave a yeasty smell and taste.
      I hope this helps.

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  • Christie
    April 19, 2022

    These rolls are easy to make and always impress my guests. I use the microwave trick to shorten the proof time. I did have to take them out a few minutes early because the bottoms were getting dark. I also made your cheesy oven potatoes with your marinated chicken recipe. They were great. Overall I love your recipes and I am so grateful to have such good and simple recipes to cook for my family. God bless from Utah !

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 19, 2022

      Thank you for your wonderful feedback, Christie! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe! Blessings to you!

      Reply

  • Natalia
    April 17, 2022

    Really didn’t like this rolls, we ate 2 and throw all other out,
    very disappointed that I wasted my time.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 17, 2022

      Hi Natalia, sorry to hear that you didn’t like the recipe. I have always used this recipe and have always gotten great feedback. it’s hard to tell what went wrong as I was not there to see it but I recommend making sure that the ingredients were measured correctly to get great results.

      Reply

  • Hanny
    April 13, 2022

    hey natasha!!
    Can i use this recipe to make white bread loaf instead?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 13, 2022

      Hi Hanny, I think that will work but you’ll have to do it as an experiment. Please share with us how it goes if you try it!

      Reply

  • Michelle
    April 7, 2022

    Just made these buns. Super impressed. I had to add more flour to get it to not stick to my hands but the end result was awesome. I am from South Africa. I would like to add my photos but no option for it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 7, 2022

      I’m so happy you loved this recipe, Michelle! That’s so great!

      Reply

  • Suzzette
    March 27, 2022

    Hello Natasha, I have mine on their first rise in the bowl and it looks like it will make 24 rolls. Can I freeze half the rolls to use another night? And at what point would you do that. I love this recipe, it’s simple but doesn’t taste like it at all. Delicious! All your recipes are, and fun to watch too. Thanks for sharing

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 27, 2022

      Sounds great, Suzette! Thank you for your good comments and review. I have added some make-ahead tips and how to freeze this recipe in the middle portion, do check out “Make-Ahead Tips” I hope that helps.

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  • Debbie
    March 21, 2022

    I’m wanting to make these but I only have salted butter. What amount could I reduce the salt so they’re not too salty?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 21, 2022

      Hi Debbie, I have not tested this with salted butter. You’d have to experiment but I would omit or reduce the salt from this recipe.

      Reply

  • Sarah
    March 2, 2022

    Does it make a difference if I’ll be using an Instant Dry Yeast?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 2, 2022

      Hi Sarah, instant yeast will also work and may rise a little faster so be careful not to let it overproof. With instant yeast, you can skip the proofing step initially and just whisk together the wet ingredients then add yeast with your first cup of flour.

      Reply

  • Emily
    February 22, 2022

    These rolls are the best!!! I made a different recipe from someone else before trying this one and it was not one I’ll do again. Making these ones again tonight though!!! I also prepped your New York pizza dough and can’t wait to taste it! Loving these recipes! Thanks Natasha!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 22, 2022

      That’s great, Emily! I hope you enjoy the Pizza dough.

      Reply

  • hanny
    February 12, 2022

    Hi Natasha, i would like you make this but for the flour is it high protein flour or all-purpose flour is enough?

    Thanks, all your recipes are the best!! i’ve been following your recipes

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 12, 2022

      Thank you for that compiment, Hanny! We used all-purpose flour for this, and it worked great! I hope you love this recipe also!

      Reply

  • DLM
    February 11, 2022

    I want to add an egg for richness. How do I adjust the ingredients, add more flour or use less liquid?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 11, 2022

      Hi DLM, this is a great eggless option for those don’t can’t have eggs. Here’s what one of our readers wrote about adding egg: “I added a whole egg and hand an extra 1/4 cup of flour if needed. Sometimes I need it and sometimes I don’t. The egg adds richness and takes these rolls over the top. I have also used instant yeast at times by adjusting the wait time after kneading to at leastn10 minutes. Then form rolls and let rise again. Bake.” I hope that helps.

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  • Olga
    February 10, 2022

    Hi,Natasha. Can i make the dough in my bread machine and then make the balls & bake it? Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 10, 2022

      Hi Olga, I haven’t tried that in a bread machine, but it may work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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      • Olga
        February 10, 2022

        Thanks so much for this recipe. I tried doing the dough in the bread machine it turned very good. My little 4 kids & husband loved it.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          February 11, 2022

          You’re welcome! I’m so happy you all enjoyed it, Olga!

          Reply

  • Nada
    February 1, 2022

    Hi Natasha
    Can i use oil instead of butter?
    And is it possible to mix it with thyme?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 1, 2022

      Hi Nada, I only used melted butter to brush the tops. But, if you do want them extra glossy and to try without the butter, egg wash is a good option.

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  • Alicia
    January 29, 2022

    I really want to make these rolls but I only have two small problems. I only have 1% milk and heavy cream. Can I mix these together? Also, I only have salted butter! 😬

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 29, 2022

      Hi Alicia, salted butter will be alright, but you can omit or reduce the salt in this recipe if you’re using salted butter. I haven’t tested that with 1% to advise. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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  • Jill
    January 28, 2022

    My sister in law made this and it was delish!
    I’d like to make one loaf out of it, instead of rolls. Should I just shape into a loaf or leave round like the bowl? Ho long should I bake it?

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    • Fran Conder
      January 28, 2022

      I have not tested this so I cannot provide specific instructions. If you test it, let me know.

      Reply

  • Angie
    January 27, 2022

    Hi Natasha! I don’t have whole milk, will normal milk work?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2022

      Hi Angie, that depends on what you consider normal milk. But these work well with 2% milk! I hope you love it!

      Reply

  • Gosia
    January 15, 2022

    Natasha, I have been using your recipes for quite some time and love them!!!
    I will be making your dinner rolls for a brunch get together with the family and I was wondering if I can refrigerate the rolls over night before baking?
    Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2022

      Hi Gosia, we usually bake them right away, but that should work. When we make overnight cinnamon rolls, we cover and refrigerate the rolls before the last rise then we bring them to room temperature and let them do the last rise on the counter before baking.

      Reply

  • Nan in Michigan
    January 11, 2022

    I absolutely love the rolls and your recipe is so clear and inclusive in your instructions. Thank you so much. They turned out great!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 11, 2022

      You’re welcome! I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try.

      Reply

  • Chasity Crouch
    January 7, 2022

    I love this dinner roll recipe! It always turns out and they taste amazing! Sometimes, I use the dough and make pizza rolls with it. I just add pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella and pepperoni, roll them up and bake at 350 for 20-25 min. They taste so good and are a hit with my kids.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 7, 2022

      That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great!

      Reply

  • Lisa MacLean
    January 5, 2022

    These rolls are amazing, very easy and the dough feels wonderful. My Mom always made rolls, she is 89 and doesn’t cook anymore. She was impressed with me when I showed up with these. My husband loved them too. Thank you for a great recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 5, 2022

      You’re most welcome, Lisa. I’m glad your mom was impressed, I’m sure she is a great baker and cook too!

      Reply

  • Edna Sjelin
    January 3, 2022

    Hello and Happy New Year! Question. If I prepared the dough earlier in the day and refrigerated the balls of dough right before the last rise, would that work? Maybe allow extra rising time?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 3, 2022

      Hi Edna, we usually bake them right away, but that should work. When we make overnight cinnamon rolls, we cover and refrigerate the rolls before the last rise than we bring them to room temperature and let them do the last rise on the counter before baking.

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  • ShaNae
    December 31, 2021

    First off, this dough is gorgeous! It came together really well. I opted for 24 rolls so we could make little sandwiches with our ham, I baked them for 11 minutes at 375 degrees F. I never knew my dad did not enjoy the rolls I grew up with and learned to make from my mom. This was our first Thanksgiving and Christmas and now New Years without her. I tried the cloverleaf rolls for thanksgiving and they were well liked by my dad and son. I did them again for Christmas and then decided to try these for New Years. My dad said, out of all the rolls you’ve made, I would chose these ones first. Huge compliment to you. Have a safe and happy New Years!

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    • Natasha
      January 1, 2022

      I am so happy you all enjoyed the Cloverleaf rolls. Those are honestly my favorite also. Thank you for sharing that with me!

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  • J.Barber
    December 27, 2021

    I have used this roll recipe many times and it’s my go-to! I have made it with traditional ingredients and vegan ingredients. It works well every time!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 27, 2021

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, J!

      Reply

  • Irina R.
    December 24, 2021

    Hi Natasha,

    I baked these rolls a couple of times – great recipe, so easy to make, but they are a little bit too sweet for my taste. How much do you think is the minimum sugar needed for this recipe?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 24, 2021

      Hi Irina, I haven’t tested that with less sugar. If you experiment please let me know how you like that

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  • Clori Ley
    December 19, 2021

    Hi Natasha, your ingredients indicate you need 1/3 cup granulated sugar instead of 1 tbs.

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    • Jordan Putman
      December 23, 2021

      Hi Clori. At the end of step 1, there are instructions to for you add the rest of the sugar 🙂

      Reply

  • Deb
    December 18, 2021

    Have you tried this recipe with a gluten free flour? If so, are the measurements different?
    Thank you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 18, 2021

      Hi Deb, I haven’t tested this as a gluten-free recipe, so I won’t be able to provide any suggestions for additional modifications.

      Reply

  • Lisa H
    December 18, 2021

    Made your rolls tonight as a test for Christmas Eve dinner and was the first time I’ve ever made rolls…my husband loved them. He said they were the best rolls he’s ever had! Thank you for a great and easy recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 18, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Lisa!

      Reply

  • Yvonne DeHart
    December 17, 2021

    Natasha, I follow you on Facebook and you always mention linking things in the NOTES, I have searched everywhere and can never find the notes. Can you steer me in the right direction ??

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 18, 2021

      Hi Yvonne, when reading through the recipe post, any wording highlighted in red & underlined leads to a link to that item. If you are watching the Youtube video, open the video on youtube and click the read more drop-down to see full notes. Are there specific notes on a recipe you need help finding? Oh, and by the way, you can find our favorite kitchen tools in our Amazon Affiliate Shop HERE.

      Reply

  • geri
    December 12, 2021

    Not sure if I’ve commented before or not?? I’ve made this recipe several times,, and oh my gosh,, they are so good!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 13, 2021

      Thanks for your awesome review, Geri!

      Reply

  • Michelle
    December 5, 2021

    Hi Natasha,
    I just made these tonight and they are so good. I’ve been looking for a good yeast roll recipe and just like all the other recipes of yours these did not fail. I love the fact you show in videos how it’s suppose look during the process. I’ll keep trying different recipes of yours because I know it’s gonna be delicious. ❤

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 5, 2021

      Hello Michelle, thanks for your good comments and feedback. I’m happy to know that you’re enjoying my recipes. I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try!

      Reply

  • Morgan
    December 1, 2021

    Will just one pack of yeast work instead of 1 Tablespoon? I never buy the jars. That might mean opening another pack for just a little bit of yeast.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 1, 2021

      Hi Morga, I would measure the packet into a tablespoon to ensure you have the right amount of yeast.

      Reply

  • Mira McDaniel
    November 26, 2021

    These were great, i didn’t use a casserole dish but instead placed them closely together on a cookie sheet and doubled the recipe. Turned out soft and delicious even on day 2.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 27, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Mira!

      Reply

  • Daria
    November 26, 2021

    Hi Natasha! Thank you very much for this amazing dish! My rolls turned out a little wrinkled. I think maybe because I added too much flour? Please, share a tip how you make it so smooth and pretty looking!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 26, 2021

      Hi Daria, it’s hard to say what happened without being there. I recommend making sure all the steps are followed. If you’re worried about too much flour, be sure to measure by fluffing the flour first with a spoon, then spoon it into a dry ingredient measuring cup and scrape off the top. If you push your measuring cup into a flour bin, you will get up to 25% too much flour. Also, do not tap the flour down in the measuring cup.

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  • Daphne
    November 25, 2021

    THE BEST!!!! I have never been successful at rolls and this time I was!. I couldn’t get them to be smooth in the ball rolling, there was a bit of seperation, but it didn’t matter! Thanks you so much !

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 26, 2021

      You’re welcome, Daphne. I’m happy to know that you loved these dinner rolls!

      Reply

  • Marie
    November 25, 2021

    My 7year old grandson made these all by hand as we do not have a stand mixer. They were awesome. He also made your cranberry sauce, also outstanding. Brayden is your biggest fan !!! Thank you for all your recipies.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 25, 2021

      Yay great job to him! It is good to know that kids are already learning to cook at a young age, so inspiring!

      Reply

  • ATLgrl
    November 23, 2021

    I needed to cook a mountain of yeast rolls for Thanksgiving and decided to try a five different recipes. This recipe was hands down the very best of the bunch! I wish I had discovered it sooner, as I wouldn’t have even bothered with any of the others. There were delicious!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 24, 2021

      That’s awesome! I’m really happy to hear that this was the best recipe for you. Thanks for sharing that with us.

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  • Laura Schlachta
    November 23, 2021

    Hi Natasha…these rolls are a family fave. I have a question tho…can it be made into loaves? I have several long loaf pans – approx 12″x4.5″. I was thinking of baking them at 350°F for about 20 or 25 minutes. What do you think?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 23, 2021

      Hi Laura, I have not tested that as a loaf, but I imagine it could work! If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe!

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      • Laura Schlachta
        December 20, 2021

        I tried it in a loaf. I used a 9×5 loaf pan and it still tasted great, but it wasn’t as soft as the dinner rolls. I baked it at 350°F for about 25 minutes. I’m not sure I’m going to make it as a loaf again. They’re just perfect as little rolls.

        BTW, did you know that you can store your yeast in the freezer and it keeps for ages? I bought a 1 lb pack of yeast April 2020 and I’m still using it right out if the freezer.

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  • Alyssia
    November 20, 2021

    Can I use bread flour will it change? I say the cloverleaf rolls and I saw you use bread flour and I was just curious if I could use it with this one

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 21, 2021

      Hi Alyssia, we tested these with Bob’s Red Mill All-purpose flour. I think it should work with bread flour though, which tends to have slightly more gluten. If you experiment, let me know how it turns out.

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  • Brenda Moore
    November 20, 2021

    What kind of thermometer do you use? I love your recipes I already have your sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole and garlic mash potatoes on Thanksgiving menu.

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  • Robbie Mueller
    November 19, 2021

    Yes I was wondering if they can be made up a head of time and can you freeze them unbaked.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 20, 2021

      Hi Robbie, For Freezer-friendly dinner rolls, bake your rolls as directed. Allow them to cool completely, and then place them in an airtight, freezer-friendly container. Thaw in the refrigerator or at room temperature, then reheat in the microwave or oven. If you freeze them the same day they are baked, they will keep their freshness when thawed.

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  • She
    November 19, 2021

    I am new to baking bread and this is the second time I made one. It is definitely better than the first one I made. I saved the recipe! I’ll definitely be making this again! Thanks a lot!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 20, 2021

      I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe. Thank you for your feedback too!

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  • Ashley
    November 18, 2021

    These are by far the best rolls I’ve ever made! Is it possible to use the same recipe for a 2-3 loaves instead of rolls?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 18, 2021

      Thank you for your great review, Ashley. I have not tested that as a loaf, but I imagine it could work! If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe!

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  • Gen Johnson
    November 16, 2021

    Mine were browned way to early. I took them out so they didn’t get too dark, but the inside seems a littler underbaked. Maybe decrease my oven temp to 350 next time.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 16, 2021

      Hi Gen, that would be my recommendation also. Make sure your oven is calibrated to the correct temperature.

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  • Meriel
    November 15, 2021

    If you want to treat yourself to some beautiful home made bread… make these rolls. I filled mine with cantonese sticky pork and they turned out to be beautiful, soft, pork buns. My kids and husband loved them. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THIS SUPER EASY TO MAKE ROLLS ❤️❤️❤️.
    God bless you Natasha 🌺🌹💕.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 16, 2021

      Hi Meriel, thank you for the recommendation. I hope your family will love all the recipes that you will try!

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  • Mel
    November 13, 2021

    Hi Natasha
    I would love to make these for Thanksgiving. Is there any point in the recipe that I could refrigerate and then bake Thanksgiving morning??

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 14, 2021

      Hi Meil, that should work. You would want to cover refrigerate right away after rolling the balls of dough and placing them in the baking dish. Before baking, bring it back to room temperature and let it do its final rise on the counter until puffed, then bake as directed.

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  • Scott
    November 7, 2021

    Hi Natasha,
    I tried your recipe and it it turned out pretty good for my first attempt at making bread. My second proof didn’t rise as much as I thought it should have, so my rolls were not as light and fluffy as everyone else. What could I have done wrong? Could I have overworked the dough when I rolled it for the second proof? Also, I was able to get 15 rolls in a 9×13 glass baking dish. With 10 dough balls leftover that went into a 9″ round. Should I have gotten more dough balls in the 9×13 dish? Each dough ball weighed out at 1.6 oz. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    • Natasha
      November 9, 2021

      Hi Scott, it sounds like you made smaller dinner rolls which still works, but they would bake slightly faster. Make sure when they are rising that they are in a warm spot in your kitchen (even in the oven with just the light on), but keep it under 100˚F so they don’t start cooking which will kill the yeast and it will stop rising. If they are in a cold room, they will rise much slower. I hope that helps.

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  • Sali
    October 24, 2021

    Hi Natasha,

    would you please make a recipe of bread with wholewheat flour and olive oil please. to go for a healthy option for my mom. I trust your recipes.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 25, 2021

      Hello Sali, have you seen my Whole Wheat Bread recipe here?

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      • sali
        October 27, 2021

        Yes Natasha i have seen it. It says a total of 4.5 cups whole wheat flour, i.e. whole wheat, rye flour and bread flour. Can i make it only with whole wheat flour. avoiding rye flour and bread flour.

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  • Sali
    October 24, 2021

    Hi Natasha
    thanks a million for this recipe. Came out so perfect and so much better than the store bought breads. I have tried many bready recipes before but nothing came as perfect as this. And the way you explain the measurement and method is so simple and I made it exactly the same way. thank you so much.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 25, 2021

      You are very welcome! I’m glad you really enjoyed this recipe, thank you for your good comments and feedback too!

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  • Mary M
    October 24, 2021

    Made these tonight and they are so freaking good! I could eat the whole dish! Your recipes never disappoint!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 24, 2021

      Love it, Mary! Thank you for your awesome feedback.

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  • Angela
    October 20, 2021

    I’ve just made these rolls… WOW, they are fantastic! Thank you for such a perfect recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 20, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Angela! Thank you for that great review!

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  • Han Truong
    October 12, 2021

    Hello!
    Can you use any kind of milk instead of whole milk? Because I only buy skim milk from the store and I’m not sure the results would be the same.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 12, 2021

      Hi Han, without experimenting with skim milk or just water, I can’t make a recommendation for or against it. If you test that out, let me know how it goes

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  • Mya-Thway
    October 9, 2021

    Hi Natasha,
    Hello from Singapore.
    I made the recipe today and the dinner rolls turned out perfect. Super soft. My family loves it. Thank you so much.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 9, 2021

      Great to hear that they loved it. Mya. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Sylvia
    October 6, 2021

    Hi Natasha, thank you for sharing your recipe! May I ask if I could substitute milk with water? Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 7, 2021

      Hi Sylvia, you’re welcome. Without experimenting with just water, I can’t make a recommendation for or against it and I have not tried any other substitute for milk to advise. If you test that out, let me know how it goes.

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  • Christina
    September 29, 2021

    I never leave reviews but I just had to for this….These rolls…they are so fantastic! Made them yesterday. They remind me of a restaurant I went to in my childhood where dinner rolls and honey butter were served exactly like this. So fluffy. So amazing. Thank you so much for this recipe. It will be in rotation for every holiday season for my family for life.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 29, 2021

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I’m all smiles

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  • Sachitha Elavarasan
    September 24, 2021

    Hi Natasha!
    Absolutely love all your recipes!

    My dinner rolls aren’t browning on the top. May I know why that’s happening? :/

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    • Natasha
      September 24, 2021

      Hi, make sure to fully preheat the oven and bake in the center of the oven. Also, brushing with butter after helps bring out the color and lastly, make sure not to skip the sugar in the recipe.

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  • Mary eileen Loscos
    September 9, 2021

    Hello Natasha! This is so good! I think I will be making this regularly. I prefer to eat it fresh out of the oven. Is it possible to make the dough ahead of time and freeze it? I do this with cookie dough but im not sure if it will work with bread dough. Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 9, 2021

      Thank you, Mary Eileen. Yes, you can freeze it but I only tried it this way. For Freezer-friendly dinner rolls, bake your rolls as directed. Allow them to cool completely and then place them in an airtight, freezer-friendly container.

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  • Stephanie Fekete
    September 6, 2021

    These rolls are amazing! So soft and fluffy and make the kitchen smell sooooo good!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 6, 2021

      The best way to make the house smell good and tummies full! I’m so glad you enjoyed these rolls, Stephanie!

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  • Blue
    August 31, 2021

    Hi,

    I love your recipe, never failed on me AND it always received a lot of loves!!

    Thank You!

    Btw,
    Whenever I clicked the measurement from US to metric, on this recipe at least, the amount of tbs/tsp changes (on salt, yeast, butter for example)

    I’m not sure if it’s a bug, or I’m misunderstanding anything.

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    • Natasha
      September 2, 2021

      Hi Blue, that is odd and I’m not sure why that is happening. It looks like it is just this recipe from what I can tell and I have fixed it. I will do some more spot-checking to see if I can find more. Thank you for letting me know!

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  • Tia Alexandria
    July 18, 2021

    Can you use instant yeast instead of active dry yeast?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 18, 2021

      Hi there, instant yeast will also work and may rise a little faster so be careful not to let it overproof. With instant yeast, you can skip the proofing step initially and just whisk together the wet ingredients then add yeast with your first cup of flour.

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  • Tess
    July 12, 2021

    Hi Natasha,

    Just wondering, are the two different pictures shown on this website of the dinner rolls(one in a white pan and one in a metal one) both made with your recipe? The one in the metal pan looks different from the video provided on your channel.

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    • Natasha
      July 13, 2021

      Hi Tess, yes they are both the same recipe. One was made in a slightly wider pan so they are a little shorter.

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  • Jacki
    June 30, 2021

    Hi Natasha, I have one more question.lol
    Can I use bread flour?
    Thanks

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 30, 2021

      Hi Jacki, we tested these with Bob’s Red Mill All-purpose flour. I think it should work with bread flour though, which tends to have slightly more gluten. If you experiment, let me know how it turns out.

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  • Jacki
    June 30, 2021

    I need to make around 50 rolls. Can I double the recipe?
    I thought I would prepare the dough one day then bake them the day of the event. Do you think this would be ok? I really enjoy your recipes, and you’re fun to watch.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 30, 2021

      Hi Jacki, I’m so glad you’re enjoying my recipes and videos. If you click on the serving size in the recipe card, you can slide it up or down to scale the recipe ingredient lists to double this recipe. I bet this will work great doubled. I hope that helps!

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  • Jacki
    June 28, 2021

    Hi Natasha,
    Can I use instant yeast? Would I still warm the milk?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 29, 2021

      Hi Jacki, instant yeast will also work and may rise a little faster so be careful not to let it overproof. With instant yeast, you can skip the proofing step initially and just whisk together the wet ingredients then add yeast with your first cup of flour.

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  • Margaret Loh
    June 28, 2021

    Love your video, love your smile, love your recipe. Try a few but never take pictures. Don’t want to post on Facebook.

    Any way thank you for being so generous with your recipes.

    Regards
    Margaret

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 28, 2021

      Hello Margaret, thank you for your good comments and feedback. No worries, I’m already happy knowing that you liked my recipe!

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  • Kylie
    June 27, 2021

    Hi, I love love love this recipe (it was so good!), but I’m kind of sensitive to melted butter (it makes me nauseous). Will not brushing the tops with melted butter make it taste bad, or can we skip it? Thank you so much!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 28, 2021

      Hi Kylie, I only used melted butter to brush the tops. But, if you do want them extra glossy and to try without the butter, egg wash is a good option.

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  • Zeeyabs
    June 22, 2021

    Hi Natasha, great recipes. Your recipes never fail.
    Can I use the dinner rolls for burger?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 22, 2021

      Thank you! Yes, that would work too.

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  • FlorB
    June 20, 2021

    hi Natasha, last night i try your marvellous recipe, i can say GREAT, nice soft
    what i did i put thyme, rosemary, oregano, but unfortunately too less salt that will blend more taste anyhow this is the best bread recipe I ever have since i am not good in dough or baking this is very very good, actually the rising time I let it sit overnight to get the best result..I thank you so much

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 20, 2021

      You’re very welcome! Thanks for sharing your experience making this recipe. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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    • Casey Duplantis
      June 30, 2021

      Can I let my dough sit in the fridge over night to bake tomorrow?

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  • Jim
    June 16, 2021

    I made these the other day. I followed the recipe and mine were a flop. Everything worked until I cooked them. They dident raise while cooking, and they sure did not look the same. I could have used them as door stops. I need help, and my rolling technique need help as well.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 16, 2021

      oh no! I’m sorry to hear that, Jim. If they did not rise, I would suspect either the liquids were too warm (or the dough was overheated while rising), which would inactivate the yeast. Also, could the yeast be expired? I hope that helps to troubleshoot.

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      • Jim Boggs
        June 18, 2021

        Hi Natashas, My milk was a little on the warm side, 117, I did the microwave and it almost tripled in size, my yeast is good until July 2022. Always been a bread fan, love dinner rolls, that’s why I was so excited to make these. I’m gonna try again until I get it right.

        Jim

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        • Blue
          September 1, 2021

          Hi Jim, do you happen to use instant yeast?
          Maybe your yeast is “too good” and gets over proofed and deflated while baking?

          In that case, on the other comments, she said skip the initial proofing step if you use instant yeast.
          -Blue

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  • Tia
    May 31, 2021

    I have a son who is very gluten intolerant. I made these tonight using all purpose einkorn and they turned out amazing. Einkorn has a lot less gluten and can be tolerated by many gluten intolerant people. Because of the low gluten I was not sure how these would turn out. Let me tell you they were soft, light, and extremely fluffy which blew my mind. I will be using this recipe for rolls, hamburger, and hot dog buns for now on and my son will be able to enjoy them also. Thank you so much!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 31, 2021

      I’m so glad these turned out with einkorn! That’s just awesome!

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      • Tia
        June 7, 2021

        Hey Natasha,
        Have you ever used this recipe for a loaf bread? Just wondering if it would make a good sandwich bread and if baking time would be the same.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          June 7, 2021

          Hi Tia, I have not tested that as a loaf, but I imagine it could work! If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe!

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  • Shivika Garg
    May 29, 2021

    Hey Natasha!! This recipe is a gem.. soft fluffy rolls everyone in my family loved it and it finished within minutes.. the buns were a little sweet. Can you suggest how can we lessen the sweetness and still maintain the fluffiness and softness

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 29, 2021

      Hi Shivika, I’m happy you enjoyed them! I have always added and used this amount of sugar – it helps feed the yeast but also balances the flavor of the rolls – they don’t really taste sweet. I think they would still work with less sugar though

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  • Nadya
    May 25, 2021

    Hi I made mine with margarine and almond milk since my daughter has a dairy allergy. They turned our great!!!! Thanks so much

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 25, 2021

      You’re welcome, Nadya! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Samantha Brown
    May 13, 2021

    Hello Natasha!
    I just tried this recipe and the rolls were AMAZING! So much better than store-bought. One question: I baked for 23 minutes , but despite tasting great, the rolls were overbaked. Do you think there’s something wrong with my oven? They turned out brown instead of golden brown. Thank you so much for this recipe! My entire family loved these. I’ll be making these again for sure! I’d really appreciated if you could answer my question.
    Thank you!
    Samantha Brown

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 13, 2021

      Hi Samantha, that may be the culprit. I would recommend an oven thermometer to make sure your oven is properly calibrated for temperature.

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    • Christina
      September 29, 2021

      I had the same issue I checked at 20 minutes and they were done! I think some ovens cook hotter and I live at a higher elevation so things tend to finish quicker. If I had left them to 23 min would have been too brown also.

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  • Paula
    May 10, 2021

    Hi Natasha,
    I love this recipe, but after trying it many times, I still can’t get the golden brown top like yours did. Do you have any ideas why?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 10, 2021

      Hi Paula, if nothing was substituted from the ingredients to the process, it should work out the same. I recommend making sure your oven is calibrated to the correct temperature.

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  • Jules
    May 2, 2021

    Dear Nathasha,

    I have tried a few dinner rolls recipes which were good.
    But today I decided to try yours. What can I possible say other than BEST ROLLS! Truly!
    Thank you so much for your recipe!

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    • Natasha
      May 3, 2021

      I’m so happy you enjoyed the dinner rolls. Thank you for the amazing review!

      Reply

  • Julie
    April 30, 2021

    Hi Natasha
    I have made these several times and they are fabulous. My question is I am having a dinner party and would love to refrigerate these over night once they proof the 1st time and are formed into balls. Then I will proof before I bake the following day. What do you think ? I have made cinnamon rolls this way and it works.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 30, 2021

      Hi Julie, that should work. You would want to cover refrigerate right away after rolling the balls of dough and placing them in the baking dish. Before baking, bring it back to room temperature and let it do its final rise on the counter until puffed, then bake as directed.

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      • Julie
        May 1, 2021

        Thank you Natasha. That worked perfectly. I made them for an early mothers day dinner party with your honey butter and my guest’s absolutely loved them.
        I am such a fan of you and all your delicious recipes.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          May 1, 2021

          Thank you so much for sharing that wonderful review with me, Julie!

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  • alina
    April 27, 2021

    what happens if ur yeast is not proofing and not getting fluffy

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 27, 2021

      Hi Alina, I recommend checking your expiration date and making sure it is still active. Was any other process or ingredient substituted?

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