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Best Dinner Rolls Small Batch Recipe

Homemade Dinner Rolls

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.

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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.

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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

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Yield: 4 Dinner Rolls

Dinner Rolls Small Batch

Dinner Rolls Small Batch

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.

Prep Time 55 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

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 1/4 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 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 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.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 281 Saturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 7mg Sodium: 319mg Carbohydrates: 34g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 3g Protein: 5g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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