Quick and Buttery Dinner Rolls

Thirty minutes.  You’ve got thirty minutes to toss together tonight’s dinner, right?  Well, then lucky you.  You’ve got enough time to serve totally fresh, homemade dinner rolls alongside that dinner of yours.  This recipe for Quick Buttery Dinner Rolls is a keeper.  It’s the fastest recipe I’ve ever found for dinner rolls that cook up with so much flavor and texture.  They are ever so slightly crispy on the outside, soaked in the goodness of melted butter, and soft and chewy inside.

So tuck away that fussy recipe that calls for a two-hour rise time and an endless list of difficult instructions.  Because all you need to make these rolls is seven simple ingredients and thirty minutes. Enjoy.

Buttery Dinner Rolls

  • 2 cups very warm water
  • 1 packet yeast
  • 1/4 cup honey (or sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 1/2-4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 stick butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, stir together the water, yeast, and honey or sugar.  Set the bowl on top of your preheating oven and let it sit untouched for 15 minutes.

After waiting for 15 minutes, the mixture should be slightly foamy.  Stir in the salt and baking powder then begin adding the flour by half-cups, just until the dough is not longer sticky but it should be quite soft.  Knead until elastic, about 2-3 minutes.

Flatten the dough onto a lightly floured board, and slice it into 16 equal pieces. Roll each of the pieces into balls.  Slice the top of each ball gently with a very sharp knife to create an “X”. Place rolls in a 9″ x 13″ casserole pan.

Melt butter and drizzle it over the top of each roll.  Place immediately (or allow to rise for an additional 20-40 minutes) in a preheated oven.  As soon as you close the oven door,  turn the oven up to 400 degrees and bake for 17-19 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown.

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