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Dinner Rolls 11/27/2010

Filed under: Baking,Breads,Christmas,Holiday — Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} @ 21:59
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Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and got lots of good deals on Black Friday hehehe, for those outside US, hope you all are having the time of your life. C’mon, chin up, Christmas is right around the corner. Oh, the cinnamon aroma taking over the kitchen, the smell of fresh-cut Christmas tree, the carols playing at the radio while driving, the cookies, oh, the cookies, the sexy gingermen, and let’s not forget about the presents and the kisses under the mistletoe 

I love this time of the year, if it is up to me I’d skip Thanksgiving and start decorating next day after Halloween

Now, back to my latest dinner rolls accompanied by some Christmasy music




4 cups bread flour

1 package dry yeast

1 cup lukewarm milk

1/4 cup butter

1 egg

For topping

1 egg

poppy seeds

sesame seeds

black sesame seeds/nigella

sea salt

* you can use whatever you want to top them or even leave them plain.


Make a well in the middle of the flour. Cream the yeast and little milk, pour into the well and leave about 5 minutes.

Add the egg and  melted butter


Start mixing while slowly add the rest of the milk forming a smooth and elastic dough.

Place in a greased bowl, cover with foil and leave to rise until doubled.

When risen, take the dough out and divide it into 12 (almost) equal balls.

Shape each ball as you wish or as shown HERE


Place them on baking sheets and leave to rise again. Meanwhile heat the oven at 425F.

Brush them with egg and sprinkle with seeds/salt if you use.


Bake them for 16-18 minutes or until golden.




In case you were thinking we don’t have the tree up, you were wrong, hubby did today

Did you start decorating the house ?


35 Responses to “Dinner Rolls”

  1. Kim-Liv Life Says:

    Your rolls are absolutely gorgeous!! I had a bit of a bread failure this Thanksgiving… my traditional bread braid was off in texture. I’m not sure what happened.
    Lovely photos! I’ve printed the recipe for later!! These will be popular in our family.

  2. Wow, love your dinner rolls. You make it look so easy. They look absolutely beautiful, and light. The Christmas tree looks so pretty with the lights on…before you know it Christmas is here, and the New Year!
    You’re ahead of everybody. I applaud you…Bravo!

  3. Those bread rolls look so delicious I can almost smell them! Or at least my imagination is telling me so. Very impressive, and you made them look so simple. I have quite a bread phobia – I think I will have to give these a go. Are you able to give an indication of the size of ‘one package dry yeast’? I’m in Australia so I am not sure what is the standard package size in the US.

    x Amy

    PS, pretty Christmas tree 🙂

  4. Your dinner rolls looks soooo delicious!I definitely will try to make them for dinner 🙂

  5. Beautiful! Your photos are amazing, and this recipe sounds yummy!

  6. the rolls look lipsmacking!

  7. annie Says:

    those look so ridiculously delicious and easy to make! i love that it calls for minimal ingredients.

  8. Peggy Says:

    These rolls look fantastic and beautiful! Can’t wait to try them out! We put up our tree today and we’re definitely uber excited!

  9. Cherine Says:

    Those bread rolls are fabulous!!

  10. fooddreamer Says:

    All of your various roll shapes are beautiful and they look delicious! In Canada, where I grew up, Tgiving was in October before Halloween, so it didn’t look weird when you started decorating in mid-November. I am still getting used to “the holidays” meaning both Thanksgiving and Christmas, since they are so close together.

  11. Pachecopatty Says:

    Beautiful rolls! I like all the different shapes you made, it looks like fun and I’m sure delicious. Congratulations on getting the tree up right after Thanksgiving, it’s nice to enjoy if for as long as possible;)

  12. They look amazing! My tree isn’t up yet, but will be by next weekend. Merry Christmas!!!

  13. Your rolls look incredible! I haven’t made yeast rolls since last Thanksgiving (I didn’t attempt them this year), and you do make it look so easy…and delicious!

    We haven’t put up our Christmas decorations yet–we’re planning on making a holiday afternoon date on Saturday to put them up and get out the Christmas music.

    Your tree looks beautiful 🙂

  14. I love this time of year too! We just got back from a weekend in the mountains and now I am itching to dig out the decorations and put them up! I’m not sure if I’ll be able to wait til the weekend like my husband wants to 🙂 Your rolls looks fantastic! You have that knot technique down to a science…jealous!

  15. January Says:

    omg, you made your own rolls! i’m always too afraid to try and i get inspired seeing people make them. they look fabulous!

  16. This is my favorite time of year. Even if I live in Florida, I still get into the season:)I love your tree! We didn’t decorate yet. Let’s talk about those roll: FABULOUS! I will have to try this recipe. You did a great job!

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  18. Aipi Says:

    Awesome looking dinner rolls, super duper soft n fluffy..I love the nice golden crust too!

    US Masala

  19. The rolls look great. Can’t believe your tree is up already. We only do it around the 15th December. Does that make us boring? 🙂

  20. Always love that song! love the twisting of the rolls as well 🙂 I guess i’ll pass on decorating this year with our 10-day-old girl on board lol!

  21. Monet Says:

    Now these are one of the reasons that I love the holidays…so many delightful roll recipes! I love how you adorned your rolls with a variety of seeds. They look so beautiful together! And your tree looks beautiful. I need to get mine up! Thank you so much for sharing. I hope you have a wonderful Monday!

  22. briarrose Says:

    Fabulous job on these rolls…they look almost too pretty to eat. I covet the sea salt topped ones. 😉

  23. RavieNomNoms Says:

    Oh they look spectacular! I love rolls, especially when they come right out of the oven…I was always stealing the dinner rolls my mom used to make from the cooling rack, all of a sudden there would be 3 missing 😉

  24. Oh yes, I’m getting very excited about Christmas and all the associated baking too 🙂 The rolls look absolutely delicious and the tree is just gorgeous!

  25. Flour Child Says:

    Those look adorable! And, seeing as I love bread (and my parents seem to hate buying it) I will have to try your dinner roll recipe soon.

  26. Dimah Says:

    They look amazing and so professional! Awesome job.

  27. Yay for homemade dinner rolls! They are pretty enough to decorate your tree with!!!

  28. Pass me a roll, quick!!! They look finger-licking good! My kids would go nuts for these! Great job!

  29. Your rolls look so pretty and delicious. I loved the instructions photos too on how to do the knot one. I’m going to give them a try soon. I haven’t decorated yet, I need to soon before Christmas gets here:)

  30. pansy Says:

    a ajuns mirosul de chifle pana la mine ! Ai un brad frumos.noi il ornam abia in ajunul Craciunului,precum stii probabil.pupu-te !

  31. These rolls look so festive with the different shapes…
    and the tree is beautiful 🙂

  32. Rachel Says:

    These look amazing!! Can’t wait to give them a try! Thanks! 🙂

  33. The Mom Chef Says:

    Oh wow, those look great. I just never plan ahead enough to have dinner rolls with…well, dinner. I need to start doing that because the family would love it (me included). Those are fantastic.

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