Homemade Dinner Rolls {For A Crowd}
Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 36 rolls
An easy recipe for soft and tender pull-apart Homemade Dinner Rolls. You'll get asked to bring these to every dinner!
  • 5-6 cups unbleached all purpose flour (substitute with up to 3 cups of whole wheat if desired)
  • 1 ½ tbsp Instant Rise Yeast
  • ¼ cup liquid honey
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 2 cups warm milk – about 110 °
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten, room temperature
  • 1 tsp salt – kosher is best
  1. Fit your stand mixer with the dough hook attachment.
  2. Cube the shortening and put it in the bowl of the stand mixer along with 3 cups of flour.
  3. Add the honey and yeast and blend together on mixer speed 2 for 1 minute. The dough will be messy and chunky from the shortening and honey. Just combine as best you can, it will smooth out more as you add the wet ingredients.
  4. Add the milk, egg, salt and another 3 cups of flour. Mix on speed number 2 until the dough comes together into a ball. If the dough is sticking to the bowl, add another ¼-1/2 cup flour but no more than that.
  5. Knead dough for 4 minutes or until you have a nice smooth ball. It should not be sticky any longer.
  6. Place the dough in large bowl sprayed with cooking spray or coated with olive oil (roll the dough around a few times to coat it with oil too) and cover with a clean towel.
  7. Place the bowl in a warm, draft-free area to rise. I like the top of the fridge so it's out of the way! It should double in size in about one and a half hours.
  8. Punch down the dough and roll 36 golf ball-sized pieces for dinner rolls and place into 2 greased 9 x 13 pans. Cover with clean towels or saran and allow to rise in a warm, draft-free area for another hour.
  9. Meanwhile, heat oven to 375 degrees.
  10. Remove the towels and bake 25-27 minutes until golden. Allow the rolls to cool for a few minutes, then slide the rolls out of the pan, and cool on a wire rack. Rub the top of the rolls with a pat of butter and sprinkle with sea salt.
Recipe by This Lil Piglet at https://thislilpiglet.net/2017/01/homemade-dinner-rolls/