The best homemade dinner rolls recipe

A recipe on homemade buns they are absolutely delicious when freshly baked.

I got this recipe from my mother-in-law and this will always be my go to recipe when I bake buns for e.g. birthday party. This recipe hits all the marks about a homemade bun, they are airy and super easy to make

These homemade buns have to rise twice. First time is when the dough is kneaded and the second time is when the buns are formed. This seems like a lot of effort but it is worth it!

Ingredients for Homemade Buns (makes 12 buns)

7 tbsp (3 ½ oz/100 g) butter or margarine
7 oz (200 ml) milk
4 tsp active dry yeast (50 g live yeast)
4 cups (500 g) all-purpose flour (maybe a bit more)
½ cup (50 g) sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
Raisins if you like


  • Warm up the milk and transfer it to the stand mixer bowl, mix in the dry yeast and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • Melt the butter in a sauce pan. Let it cool.
  • Attach the dough hook to your stand mixer. Pour the butter into the milk mixture. Add the sugar, eggs, salt and raisins. Start with 2 cups of all-purpose flour and incorporate the rest of the flour slowly, like ½ cup at a time. It is alright if the dough is a bit sticky.
  • Now let the dough rest for 1 hour at a warm cozy place in your kitchen, e.g. oven with only the lights turned on.
  • Knead the dough on the countertop and divide it into 2 halves. Then cut it into 2 halves again and now divide it up in 3 buns. When I form the buns they do tend to be a bit sticky, so I kind of make a “claw” with my hand and roll the bun on the counter top until it is perfectly round.
  • Place the buns on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover them with a tea towel and let them rise a second time for 30-45 minutes at a warm space
  • Preheat the oven to 400 F (conventional)

Homemade dinner rolls

  • When the buns have risen brush them with milk or an egg wash. Bake them between 8 to 10 minutes. You can check the buns by knocking on the bottom of the bun if they sound hollow they are ready.
  • Let them cool on a rack.

As for how long they last, I have no idea since they are always gone in a few days. But a good guess would be not more than 3 days or they would become too dry.

Homemade yeast rolls

How about serving these wonderful eclairs to you birthday party as well? (not yet translated)

Eclairs med syltetøj og creme

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