These easy dinner rolls are golden, buttery, and soft. Fresh from the oven, they taste like a warm hug. If you’ve never made rolls, not to worry. Let’s break it into four steps: (1) Dough, (2) Knead, (3) Rise, (4) Rolls.
For the DOUGH, you’ll need a small bowl, a medium bowl, and a large bowl. In the small bowl, whisk the yeast and a bit of sugar, and then some warm water. If it gets foamy after 5 minutes, you’re good to go. In the medium bowl, heat the milk and butter in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. In the large bowl, mix together the flour, remaining sugar, and salt. Then add warm milk, melted butter, whisked egg, and the yeast mixture to the flour. Now stir until a dough forms.
Next up, kneading. KNEAD the dough in a stand-mixer with a dough hook or on a lightly floured surface, adding flour as needed. Then put the dough in an oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
To let the dough RISE, set the bowl in a warm place for 1-2 hours. When the dough has doubled in size, punch it down, and divide the dough into 16 balls of dough. (My hack for making 16 even pieces is on this video.) Then let the ROLLS rise for 45 minutes. Now it’s time to bake! Brush on an egg wash, pop them in the oven for 25 minutes, and your easy dinner rolls are ready to enjoy!