Courtney's sweets


milk sugar yeast butter eggs flour salt

for this recipe you'll need:

Prep the dough

In a bowl, combine warm milk, sugar, and yeast. Allow the mixture to sit for 5-10 minutes to allow the yeast to activate. It should be foamy once the yeast has bloomed.

Bring it all together

Add the egg, butter, and 1 cup of flour mixed with the salt to the bowl and knead in a mixer on low speed (or a Danish whisk) until the mixture starts to come together. Slowly add the remaining flour and knead on medium speed until the dough forms a ball. 

Rest and rise

Grease a large bowl with olive oil and add the dough to the bowl, tossing to coat the dough in the oil. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and set it in a warm area for an hour to allow the dough to rise. It should be doubled in size.

Make the rolls

Once the dough has rested and doubled, you can push the dough down with your fist to deflate the dough which will release the excess air. Lightly flour your hands and pinch off 12 equally sized dough balls to make the dinner rolls. Make uniform-sized rolls. 

Baker's tip

Use a scale to measure the dinner rolls to ensure they're evenly sized. This ensures they all bake evenly, and you'll have the right amount of rolls in the end.

Second rise

Cover the dinner rolls with a damp cloth and allow the dough to rise for another hour. The dough should be doubled in size. If you don't want them touching, you can use a baking sheet or jelly roll pan. 


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F when 45 minutes have elapsed, and then bake the rolls for 20-25 minutes or until the rolls are nicely golden brown on top. They're super fluffy inside!


Remove the baking dish with the rolls from the oven once done, and brush them with melted butter if desired. If you made cinnamon sugar rolls, brush them with butter and sprinkle them with more cinnamon sugar.

Allergy Friendly

These rolls can be made without dairy, eggs, peanuts, and tree nuts. See our post for full details.