These super-soft, light, and fluffy dinner rolls are easy to make at home. Make this world’s best recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any Dinner.
About This Recipe
These Garlic Rosemary Dinner Rolls are soft and buttery rolls with the fresh aroma of garlic and rosemary, which is mostly round in shape and fluffy in texture.
These are one of the family favorites and apart from mopping our curry bowls spec clean with these rolls, we also love to have them for breakfast with just a little slather of butter.
The smell of fresh-baked bread rolls just out of the oven is heavenly and it instantly lightens up my mood. These soft rolls are so versatile that you can serve them with Stew, Soups, Gravies or almost anything you make at home. So, give your Rotis and Rice a break sometimes, and pair up your curries with this delightful Dinner Rolls.
If you are looking for a gluten-free option, then just replace all-purpose flour with gluten-free baking flour to make these best-ever small delights.
So, next time you want to serve these, give your nearby bakery a break, and make them fresh at the comfort of your home. Nothing can match the taste of the freshly baked rolls, right?
These rolls are,
- Easy to make at home
- Best served with Curries, Stew and Soups
All-Purpose Flour – These rolls are made with all-purpose flour. You can also make these with whole wheat flour, but the texture will differ a bit.
Active Yeast – Yeast is a must ingredient, it helps the dough to rise and also makes them soft.
Garlic – I love the flavor garlic adds to these Bread Rolls. The garlic flavoured rolls taste even better when it is eaten with butter for a snack.
Rosemary – Along with garlic, I have flavored it with rosemary. You can flavor it with other herbs such as thyme, Oregano, etc.
Other – Some other basic ingredients required to make these are Salt, Unsalted Butter, Eggs, Granulated Sugar, Warm Water, and Warm Milk.
Step By Step Recipe
Mix warm water, warm milk, sugar, and yeast in a bowl and cover and keep aside for 10 minutes, until yeast blooms.
Mix flour, salt, butter, egg, garlic, and rosemary in another bowl. Add the yeast mixture in the dry mixture.
Mix to make a soft dough. Transfer the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for 10-12 minutes. If using a stand mixer, knead for 4-5 minutes on medium speed.
Oil a bowl and transfer the dough in it.
Cover and keep aside in a warm place for 2 hours, until the dough doubles in size.
Gently punch the dough. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions. Roll each portion into a round.
Arrange the dough rounds on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Cover the baking sheet and keep in a warm place for 1 hour.
Brush the rolls with milk.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Bake the rolls for 20-25 minutes, until slightly browned from the top. Remove from the oven. Serve warm.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dinner Rolls should not be refrigerated as they can tend to spoil when kept in the fridge. Either store these in the pantry at ambient temperature or freeze them.
There are three main aspects of shaping a perfect dinner roll. First, make sure that you divide the dough evenly. If it’s not even here, it will not get any better.
Secondly, see that you are shaping it properly because if you don’t shape it right here, it won’t get in the shape later either.
Thirdly, select the right pan as it plays an important roll in the shape of these dinner rolls. You can use a round pan, square pan, or a freeform. The freeform ones will be crisper on the sides. Keep the rolled dough closer if you want a pull apart and a little far if you want the free form rolls.
Yes, you can definitely make these dinner rolls ahead of time and it stays good for 2 to 3 days. Just wrap them in foil and store at room temperature
To make the perfect dough, fold the dough in half and press forward from the back part of your hands to press it flat. Turn the dough slightly, fold it in half, and press it again with the heels of your hands.
Keep repeating the same process until the dough is stretchy and pliable. Once it is done, your dough is ready to make the dinner rolls. If the dough feels very dense and tough, that means the dough is over-kneaded
I have flavored my bread rolls here with garlic and rosemary, but there are many more variations that you can try at homes such as Cheesy Pesto, Italian Herb, Multigrain, Garlic Parmesan Rolls, Caramelised Onion and Cheese, Pumpkin Buttermilk Rolls and many more.
If you make a different variation of dinner roll at your home, do share it with me. I would love to try out your recipe.
These can be served with your Soups, Stew, Curries, Pasta, or almost anything you want to serve bread with.
You can even serve it along with Indian curries, bhurji, bhaji, etc. It is said that you should always break open the dinner rolls with your hands and never use a knife.
If you have some leftover dinner rolls, the best way to extend their shelf life is by freezing them. Make sure to wrap each bread in freezer bags and freeze them for about 3 months.
Whenever you want to serve them again, simply put frozen rolls in a baking rack and reheat them for 10 to 12 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius. You can even use an oven toaster to heat the rolls.
Dinner Rolls recipe
- ¼ cup Warm water
- 1 cup Warm milk
- 2 tbsp Granulated sugar
- 2 and ¼ tsp Active dry yeast
- 6 cups All purpose flour
- 2 tsp Salt
- 2 tbsp Unsalted butter (melted and cooled)
- 2 Eggs
- 2 tbsp Garlic (finely minced)
- 1 tbsp Dried rosemary
- Mix warm water, warm milk, sugar and yeast in a bowl and cover and keep aside for 10 minutes, until yeast blooms.
- Mix flour, salt, butter, egg, garlic and rosemary in another bowl.
- Add the yeast mixture in the dry mixture.
- Mix to make a soft dough.
- Transfer the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead for 10-12 minutes.
- If using a stand mixer, knead for 4-5 minutes on medium speed.
- Oil a bowl and transfer the dough in it.
- Cover and keep aside in a warm place for 2 hours, until the dough doubles in size.
- Gently punch the dough.
- Divide the dough into 12 equal portions.
- Roll each portion into a round.
- Arrange the dough rounds on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Cover the baking sheet and keep in a warm place for 1 hour.
- Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C.
- Brush the rolls with milk and bake for 20-25 minutes, until slightly browned from the top.
- Remove from the oven.
- Serve warm.