Grandma's Dinner Roll Recipe

  • Yield: 16 servings


2 eggs
1cup water
1/2cup butter
1 1/2teaspoons salt
1/4cup sugar
4cups flour
1/4cup powdered milk
2teaspoons yeast (rounded teaspoons)


  1. Add two eggs to a big measuring cup, add warm water until the level reaches 1 1/2 cups. Pour into bread machine.
  2. Add butter (I warm mine first), salt, sugar, flour and powdered milk to bread machine – in that order
  3. Make a well in the top of your ingredients and add your yeast
  4. Turn the bread machine on dough setting (this just makes the dough, it doesn’t bake it)
  5. My bread machine takes two hours. After dough is done, take it out of bread machine and set it on counter, cover and let rise for 30 minutes
  6. I spray olive oil instead my Pampered Chef stoneware pan (but you can use any pan, just butter or grease it first)
  7. Break the dough into small pieces and form them into balls. Make them smaller than you’d think – they will grow in the oven
  8. If you want, you can brush melted butter on top of your rolls, we don’t do this and they still turn out just fine
  9. Have your oven preheated to 350 degrees F. Put rolls in for 28 – 30 minutes. This could vary by oven or pan type – so just watch them closely after 25 minutes.
  10. Remove and cool. Enjoy.