Simplified Fluffy Dinner Rolls Recipe: Ideal for Thanksgiving Desserts and More! ( With Image )

This versatile dough is perfect for a variety of baked goods – from dinner rolls to sweet bread. Let's delve into this easy homemade recipe for fluffy rolls, perfect for Thanksgiving dessert or any occasion that calls for some warm, comforting goodness.


  • Strong flour: 200g
  • Caster sugar: 20g
  • Fine Okinawan salt (Shimamasu): 3.6g
  • Dry yeast: 3g
  • Skim milk: 6g
  • Egg yolk: 1 (approx.18g)
  • Water: 120g
  • Unsalted butter: 20g (room temperature)

Tools Used

  • Scale
  • Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Pastry board
  • Dredge (for hand kneading)
  • Rolling pin
  • Cake cooler
  • Bread kneading mat


  1. Allow the unsalted butter to reach room temperature.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200℃.

Method: Kneading and Rising

  1. Start the kneading process by placing all ingredients, except butter, in your home bakery or kneading machine.

  2. After initial kneading for 10 minutes, add butter and knead for an additional 10 minutes.

  3. Once kneaded efficiently, form the dough into a smooth ball, place it in a bowl, cover it with a shower cap or similar, and leave it to rise until it expands to roughly 2-2.5 times its original size.

Method: Shaping

  1. After the dough has risen, divide it into six equal parts, shape each into a round roll, and let it rest for 15 minutes.

  2. Roll out each rested dough piece into an oval shape with one side thinner than the other.

  3. Fold the right side of the dough towards the center, then fold the left side over the right.

  4. Fold the dough in half again and gently press the seam with the heel of your hand to seal it.

  5. Roll each formed dough piece into an elongated shape, about 24cm long.

  6. Extend the dough from the thickest end to about 30cm and roll it up.

  7. Allow the shaped dough to rise in a warm place until it increases in size.

Method: Baking

  1. Brush the rolls with a mixture of beaten egg and water (1:1 ratio), not listed in the ingredients.

  2. Bake in a preheated oven at 200℃ for approximately 10-11 minutes. Please adjust the temperature and time according to your oven.

  3. Once baked, let the rolls cool on a cake cooler.

This straightforward bread recipe yields delicious rolls suitable for meals or as a snack bread slathered with your favorite jam. Enjoy your delectable, homemade fluffy dinner rolls right from the oven!