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Classic Dinner Rolls



  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (4 to 4 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 packages Fleischmann's Active Dry or RapidRise Yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cup warm milk (105 to 115 degrees F)
  • 1/2 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees F)
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • Poppy or sesame seeds, optional


  1. In large bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast and salt.
  2. Gradually add warm milk, warm water, and butter to dry ingredients; beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally.
  3. Add 1 egg and 1/2 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally.
  4. With spoon, stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Grease top; cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 to 24 hours.
  5. Remove from refrigerator; punch dough down. Remove dough to lightly floured surface. Shape as desired (directions follow).
  6. Place rolls, about 2 inches apart, on greased baking sheets (or other pans as directed below).
  7. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 20 to 40 minutes.
  8. Beat remaining egg; brush on rolls. If desired, sprinkle with poppy or sesame seed.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Remove from sheets or pans; cool on wire racks.

Makes 1 1/2 to 2 dozen rolls.

Posted by kdipaolo at Recipe Goldmine 6/26/01 9:01:04 am.

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