Dinner Rolls

    1 hour 15 minutes

    This recipe makes the best dinner rolls, sweet and full of flavour. They're also good just toasted as a snack or filled as a sandwich.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) warm water
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 teaspoon lemon essence
    • 1 tablespoon molasses
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 5 tablespoons white sugar
    • 2 tablespoons powdered milk
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 4 1/2 cups (550g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:40min rising  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle for a 1kg batch; press Start. The dough can be a bit sticky, so you may want to add a little bit more flour as it mixes.
    2. When the dough cycle is complete, turn the risen dough out on a lightly floured surface and divide into twelve equal pieces. Form the pieces into rounds and place on lightly greased baking trays. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes until golden brown.

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    I cannot believe all of the 5-star ratings on this recipe--it's SO BAD! I'm sorry, I rarely ever give anything below a 3, but these are just *that* bad ... I followed the recipe, except that I didn't have molasses, so I used more honey ... they were absolutely beautiful when they came out of the oven, and they smelled heavenly ... we couldn't wait to sit down to them! But, OMG, when you bit into them ... all we could taste was lemon extract ... We both think these would have been yummy without that extract, so I am going to try them again without it ... thanks for the recipe, but, I'm sorry ... this was just bad. **I made the recipe w/o the lemon extract, and the rolls were GREAT ... I used honey in place of the molasses, as I did before, and I used 2 T. white sugar/3 T. dark brown sugar ... I also got to looking over the reviews, and I noticed that almost all of the 5-star reviews had left the lemon extract out for one reason or another ... I HIGHLY recommend you do the same! **  -  24 Oct 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I have tried MANY, MANY bread machine recipes but this one cannot be supplanted as my favorite, by far! Every time I make it I get requests for the recipe. When I'm feeling lazy, instead of making the rolls I just put my bread machine on the basic bread cycle and let the machine do all the work--the loaf comes out perfect every time!  -  06 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Foolproof recipe for great sweet dinner rolls. The only modification I made are omitting the lemon extract because seems like it is too overpowering, and substitute the tablespoon of molasses with honey (total 2 Tbl honey instead) since I don't have molasses on hand. I also make 20 rolls instead of 12, and they are all pretty good size still. I've used this recipe three times already. Would recommend this easy and great recipe to anybody!  -  20 Dec 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)