30 Minute Dinner Rolls

I've had this idea for the last few months where I should start going a throw back Thursday post each week on my blog. The idea would be I take a post that I wrote five years ago, that has a terrible picture, and recreate it, and make it better, and then republish it here on the blog. There are lots of recipes that I've posted here, that we really do eat all the time, but the pictures look so awful that no one ever looks at those posts. I've also been wanting to make a small cookbook/recipe binder for my kitchen that has all our favorite recipes in one spot, with a picture of it included, and I feel like this would be an awesome way to get the new and improved pictures taken. 

I've apparently posted this twice on the blog already. Once in 2011, and then a hilariously "improved" addition in 2012. This time though, round three in 2016, I've got the recipe down, and the picture to go with it. 

1 cup + 2 tbsp warm water
2 tbsp active dry yeast
1/3 cup oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 egg
3 1/2 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the water, yeast, oil, and sugar together, and let proof for 15 minutes. Add in the flour and knead until dough forms a smooth ball. Divide the dough into 12 equal balls. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray, and place one dough ball into each cavity. Allow dough to rest for 10 minutes, and then bake in the oven for 10 minutes until golden brown. 


  1. I don't think you'll ever have to retake pictures for this recipe because you nailed it! Third times a charm! lol. This looks so good! I'm a total bread eater and usually fill up on dinner rolls whenever they're offered :) Now I want to make these...and keep them all to myself :) Yum!


  2. What about the salt and egg? When do they get added?

    1. Sorry about that! They get added in with the yeast mixture after proofing. Fixing now!

  3. First I would Love to say Thank You Paige for sharing this Awesome recipe! It's easy & delicious!
    I did forgetbmy egg on the table but let me tell you, they rose twice..and still came out perfect! I did cut the recipe in half also, but..I made Hot Dog buns with it, perfect.. They were light, airy & buttery..I brushed them with melted butter while baking & when they came out..
    The only thing is next time I'll make them a tiny bit shorter..brown a little more..Didn't want to burn them..really wasn't interested in going out & paying way to much for stale buns..��
    So again, Thank You for sharing! ��❤

    1. I'm so glad that the recipe has worked out for you! Thank you for sharing that with me and letting me know!

  4. What temperature do we turn the oven to