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Dinner Rolls Small Batch Recipe for Two

These fresh, hot out of the oven homemade dinner rolls smell and taste amazing! This small batch of buttery rolls bakes up soft and tender.

Homemade Dinner Rolls

 

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This easy recipe makes just 4 rolls and is a perfect side dish for so many recipes ranging from easy weeknight casseroles, steak, chicken, pork or Thanksgiving Dinner for two.

 

How to make small batch Dinner Rolls:

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees F (76.67 C). This is for allowing the dough to rise.

 

Place the water, sugar, and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer. Let it stand 15 minutes to activate the yeast. It will be bubbly and frothy.

yeast, sugar, and water activating in a bowl

 

Add in the oil, salt, and flour. Attach the dough hook to the mixer and set the speed button to the slowest speed to begin mixing the dough, for about 30 seconds.

 

Move the speed button up one click and continue mixing for another 30 seconds.

 

Bring the speed button up one more click and mix until the dough comes together. It will form a ball and the sides of the bowl will be mostly clean with no dough sticking to them.

 

If the dough is too wet, add in some flour, one tablespoon at a time. If it’s too dry, add in some water, one tablespoon at a time.

 

Place the dough on a cutting board and cut it into 4 equal parts. Roll each piece into a ball using your hands.

 

Spray a 6 x 6 cake pan with non-stick spray. Click here for a 6 x 6 cake pan.

 

Cut some parchment paper into a 6 x 12 inch strip and fit it into the cake pan, leaving an inch sticking up out of the pan on each side. Spray again with non-stick spray. Click here for parchment paper.

a parchment paper sling in a 6 x 6 inch cake pan

 

Set the 4 dough balls into the cake pan.

four dough balls into cake pan

 

Turn off the oven and place the cake pan inside. Allow the dough to rise there for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

 

Remove the cake pan from the oven and preheat it to 375 degrees F (190 C).

 

Bake the rolls for 20 minutes.

 

Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter.

 

Use the parchment to easily lift the rolls out of the pan.

 

 

Dinner Rolls Small Batch Recipe

 

 

5 from 2 votes
Dinner Rolls Small Batch Recipe - makes 4
Dinner Rolls Small Batch
Prep Time
55 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 
These fresh, hot out of the oven homemade dinner rolls smell and taste amazing! This small batch of buttery rolls bakes up soft and tender. This easy recipe makes just 4 rolls and is a perfect side dish for so many recipes ranging from easy weeknight casseroles, steak, chicken, pork or Thanksgiving Dinner for two.
Course: bread, Side Dish, Thanksgiving
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade dinner rolls, small batch dinner rolls
Servings: 4 Dinner Rolls
Calories: 309 kcal
Author: Zona
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup warm water the temp is right when the water feels medium warm to your finger but not hot enough to burn you or it will kill the yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 3 Tablespoons canola oil vegetable oil or olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon butter melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees F (76.67 C). This is for allowing the dough to rise.

  2. Place the water, sugar, and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer. Let it stand 15 minutes to activate the yeast. It will be bubbly and frothy.
  3. Add in the oil, salt, and flour. Attach the dough hook to the mixer and set the speed button to the slowest speed to begin mixing the dough, for about 30 seconds.
  4. Move the speed button up one click and continue mixing for another 30 seconds.
  5. Bring the speed button up one more click and mix until the dough comes together. It will form a ball and the sides of the bowl will be mostly clean with no dough sticking to them.
  6. If the dough is too wet, add in some flour, one tablespoon at a time. If it’s too dry, add in some water, one tablespoon at a time.
  7. Place the dough on a cutting board and cut it into 4 equal parts. Roll each piece into a ball using your hands.
  8. Spray a 6 x 6 cake pan with non-stick spray. Click here for a 6 x 6 cake pan.
  9. Cut some parchment paper into a 6 x 12 inch strip and fit it into the cake pan, leaving an inch sticking up out of the pan on each side. Spray again with non-stick spray. Click here for parchment paper.
  10. Set the 4 dough balls into the cake pan.

  11. Turn off the oven and place the cake pan inside. Allow the dough to rise there for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

  12. Remove the cake pan from the oven and preheat it to 375 degrees F (190 C).
  13. Bake the rolls for 20 minutes.
  14. Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter. Use the parchment to easily lift the rolls out of the pan.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Dinner Rolls Small Batch
Amount Per Serving
Calories 309 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 319mg 13%
Potassium 78mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 1.8%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 12.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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