Breads & Doughs 1 Hour Dinner Rolls 4.52 from 239 votes Create a Profile! × Please sign up to save your favorite recipes Sign Up Already have an account? Sign In Jump To Recipe Jump To Video Save Recipe My 1-Hour Dinner Rolls are brushed with garlic butter and lovely enough for a Thanksgiving dinner, but easy enough for a weeknight comfort meal. By Gemma Stafford | November 13, 2019 | 668 Last updated on April 14, 2020 This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. Hi Bold Bakers! In my opinion, every Bold Baker needs a great dinner roll recipe. What are the criteria for a great dinner roll? Delicious, easy to make, and fast. This recipe for my 1 Hour Dinner Rolls are all of those things and then some. My rolls are brushed with garlic butter and baked in a pan, revealing a super savory, pull-apart-style roll that is lovely enough for a Thanksgiving dinner, but easy enough for a weeknight comfort meal. Why Do These Dinner Rolls Take Only One Hour? What makes these dinner rolls so fast is that they proof and baking in under 1 hour. While some yeasted bread dough requires fermenting or proofing overnight, these rolls proof super quickly, then they are shaped and proofed for another quick sprint before baking. The nature of this kind of roll is light and fluffy with a yeasty flavor. These short proofing increments are what create texture and flavor. In addition to proofing quickly, the rolls bake in a flash as well, meaning you can make these alongside your dinner any night of the week. You do not have to have any special bread-making experience to make these, it really is just a matter of mixing up the flour, water, yeast, milk, and sugar and letting the dough do all the work. How Do You Shape Dinner Rolls? After the dough is mixed together and has risen for the first time, then comes the fun part. I punch the dough down, knocking out some of the air, then I divide the dough in half. Then, I roll each half of the dough into a log, then cut the log into 8 equal pieces. From there I just use the palm of my hands to roll them into 16 rolls. You can see how kids would love to get involved in making these rolls, they are super kid-friendly and a great introduction into working with yeast if you’ve never done it before. How Do You Reheat Dinner Rolls? Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Place rolls in a baking dish and cover with foil. Bake until warm, 12 to 15 minutes. The foil will create a little steam that will soften and refresh your rolls just like they are freshly baked. These 1-Hour Dinner Rolls are so nice toasted and served with bbq to make little sandwiches, and when stale they can absolutely be made into breadcrumbs or savory bread pudding. How do I Store Dinner Rolls? Cover and store in an airtight container at room temperature. How Will They Last? Dinner rolls last up to 2-3 days at room temperature. You can also freeze them for up to 6 weeks. I do that all the time and it makes for a great quick breakfast or lunch. Get More Recipes! Whole Wheat Bread Mushroom Galette Perfect Buttermilk Pancakes Follow Bigger Bolder Baking on Pinterest! THIS RECIPE WAS UPDATED AND IMPROVED 11/13/2019. Try These Recipes! Best-Ever Banana Bread RecipeEasy Funnel CakeDeep Dish PizzaSteakhouse-Style Pumpernickel Bread Watch The Recipe Video! Play 1-Hour Dinner Rolls Recipe 4.52 from 239 votes Print Recipe Add to Favorites Loading… My 1-Hour Dinner Rolls are brushed with garlic butter and lovely enough for a Thanksgiving dinner, but easy enough for a weeknight comfort meal. Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 16 rolls Dinner Thanksgiving Christmas Baking Pans Electric Mixer Prep Time 20 minsCook Time 20 minsProofing 20 minsTotal Time 1 hr My 1-Hour Dinner Rolls are brushed with garlic butter and lovely enough for a Thanksgiving dinner, but easy enough for a weeknight comfort meal. Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 16 rolls Ingredients 4 cups (1 lb 4oz/568g) all-purpose flour 1 tablepoon instant yeast* (see notes below)2 tablespoons sugar1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons (1oz/28g) butter, softened 1 1/2 cups (12floz/355ml) warm water or 1/2 and 1/2 milk and waterTopping:3 tablespoons (1 1/2oz/ 43g) butter, room temperature 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 tablespoon parsley, dried Instructions In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, add the flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Mix to combine.Add in the softened butter and mix on low speed until the butter breaks up into large breadcrumbs.While still mixing, slowly stream in the water. (Note: add enough water all for your dough to form a tight ball and clean the bottom of the bowl. You might not need all the liquid)Increase the speed to medium and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.Transfer the dough into a lightly greased large bowl and cover tightly with cling wrap and a dish towel. Let the dough rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 20 minutes.Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and form it into an even ball. Using a dough cutter or knife, cut the dough in half. Roll each half of the dough into a long log. Cut each log into 8 rolls. Roll each one into the shape of a ball (see easy rolling technique in video above)Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Place each rolled piece of dough about 1 centimeter apart.Cover the rolls with cling wrap and allow to rise again while your oven is preheating to 400°F (200°C). This will take around 20 minutes. While the rolls are rising, mix together the melted butter, minced garlic and dried parsley in a small bowl. Set aside.When the rolls have risen for the second time and joined together, lightly brush the rolls with half of the melted garlic butter (reserve the other half for after they are baked).Bake until golden brown, roughly brown, roughly 18-22 minutes. Immediately after removing the rolls from the oven, brush them with the remaining melted garlic butter.After cooling slightly pull apart and serve. Cover remaining rolls and store at room temperature for up to 2-3 days. They also freeze really well. Play Recipe Notes *You can replace the sugar with runny honey in the same quantity. You may need to adjust the liquids if you use a liquid sugar in any recipe. Use dried instant yeast in all my bread recipes because it can be added straight into the dry ingredients without sponging in water beforehand. Nutrition Facts 1-Hour Dinner Rolls Recipe Amount Per Serving (1 roll) Calories 151 Calories from Fat 36 % Daily Value* Fat 4g6%Saturated Fat 2g13%Monounsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 10mg3%Sodium 282mg12%Potassium 35mg1%Carbohydrates 25g8%Fiber 1g4%Sugar 2g2%Protein 3g6% Vitamin A 100IU2%Vitamin C 2.5mg3%Iron 1.4mg8% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.