Dinner Rolls, Eggless Rolls with Yeast

Dinner Rolls, Eggless Rolls with Yeast

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Super-charge your baking skills with these sumptuous Dinner Rolls! It is essential to learn to make Dinner Rolls, if you want to boast of making your own breads and buns, as it is a versatile bread that can be served with soups and pasta .

This recipe is a quick one to make Dinner Rolls without eggs and with yeast. The first step, of course, is to learn how to handle the yeast. You must dissolve it in warm water, and not hot or cold water, in order to activate it properly. Once the yeast froths, prepare the dough and proceed.

Getting the proper shape requires a bit of practice, but it is totally worth the efforts! You will thoroughly enjoy the buttery, herby taste of these warm, soft rolls.

Dinner Rolls, Eggless Rolls with Yeast recipe - How to make Dinner Rolls, Eggless Rolls with Yeast

Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  25 minutes   Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 rolls
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1 1/2 cups plain flour (maida)
1 1/2 tbsp. soft butter
2 tsp instant dry yeast
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
milk for brushing
dried mixed herbs for sprinkling
butter for brushing

  1. Combine the yeast, sugar and 2 tbsp of warm water in a small bowl, mix well and cover it with a lid and keep aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Combine the plain flour, yeast-sugar mixture, 1 tbsp butter and salt in a deep bowl and knead it into soft dough using approx. ½ cup of warm water.
  3. Cover the dough with a damp muslin cloth and keep aside for 1 hour.
  4. Knead the dough again using the remaining 1/2 tbsp of butter till smooth.
  5. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions.
  6. Roll a portion of the dough into a of 250 mm. (10”) to 300 mm. (12”) thin rope.
  7. Hold the 2 ends and overlap each other to make a cross.
  8. Again hold the 2 ends and make one more cross and seal both the ends at the bottom.
  9. Repeat steps 6 to 8 to make 5 more rolls.
  10. Place them on a greased baking tray, cover with a damp muslin cloth and keep aside in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  11. Apply the milk evenly over it using a brush. Sprinkle little mixed herbs evenly over them.
  12. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 20 minutes.
  13. Brush them immediately with butter and serve hot.
Nutrient values per roll
Energy142 cal
Protein3 g
Carbohydrates22 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat4.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A182.9 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.7 mg
Vitamin C0 mg
Folic Acid0 mcg
Calcium6.3 mg
Iron0.7 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium48 mg
Potassium37.2 mg
Zinc0.2 mg
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      Frequently Asked Questions

      1. Q. Can i make the Dinner rolls in any shape i like? Will this affect the baking temperature or time? 
        You can make the Dinner rolls, Eggless Dinner rolls with yeast in any shape you like. You can roll into a ball, make and 'S' shape or even braid it, it wont affect the time or temperature of baking. 
      2. Q. How long should an oven be pre heated to make Dinner rolls? 
        You should pre heat the oven for atleast 10 minutes before baking to ensure even heat distribution in the oven. 
      3. Q. My yeast did not froth. What could be the reason?
        Yeast requires warmth and food to bloom. If the water is too hot the yeast will die, check the water if its warm before adding. Make sure your yeast does not come directly in contact with salt. The yeast will aslo not bloom if it is old, yeast will naturally loose its strength and wont given expected results. 


      Dinner Rolls, Eggless Rolls with Yeast
       on 16 Aug 20 05:14 PM

      Yes I tried this recipe and it went very well. But there is some issue with the quantities. In original recipe (6 rolls) quantity of flour is 11/2 cups , but when I try to get it for 8 rolls it says 1 cup flour. Please look into this.
      Dinner Rolls, Eggless Rolls with Yeast
       on 10 Aug 20 12:02 PM

      It was simple yet tasty. Thank you for the wonderful recipe ??
      Dinner Rolls, Eggless Rolls with Yeast
       on 21 Jul 20 10:37 AM

      Happy to use such a simply explained recipe! Awesome!
      Tarla Dalal
      23 Jul 20 04:58 PM
         Shalu thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes you loved.
      Dinner Rolls, Eggless Rolls with Yeast
       on 27 May 20 10:36 AM

      This recepie sounds wonderful.Can we bake it a day before serving?
      Tarla Dalal
      30 May 20 04:52 PM
         Hi, Yes you can, but cool it and store it in a container. And warm it up next day if required.
      Dinner Rolls, Eggless Rolls with Yeast
       on 27 Mar 20 09:41 PM

      Can I keep the dough overnight in the fridge and then bake it next morning. Will the outcome be still good?
      Tarla Dalal
      30 Mar 20 12:55 PM
         Hi Bhwna, you will have to bake the Dinner rolls after the dough is done as per the recipe. Since the dough contains yeast it cannot be stored for long hours.
      Dinner Rolls, Eggless Rolls with Yeast
       on 19 Mar 20 11:11 PM

      Namaste. Can we make these into round or long rolls. Will it affect the cooking time? Thank you so much for such a simple quick recipe
      Tarla Dalal
      23 Mar 20 11:17 AM
         Namaste Mita, you can roll them into any shape you like. It wont affect the baking time. We are glad you liked the recipe. Thank you for your feedback.
      Dinner Rolls, Eggless Rolls with Yeast
       on 18 Sep 19 01:15 PM

      The recipe was amazingly simple and easy.they came out to be very tasty and beautiful. Thank you!!
      Tarla Dalal
      18 Sep 19 03:22 PM
         Monika, wonderful to hear that. Baking is an art and you have done well.
      Dinner Rolls, Eggless Rolls with Yeast
       on 12 Aug 19 11:45 AM

      as i do not use yeast so what is the alternate that can be used for making bread
      Tarla Dalal
      13 Aug 19 08:27 AM
         Hi rajul, no you need to use yeast for making any bread. Yeast is one of the main ingredients as its an leavening agent.
      Dinner Rolls, Eggless Rolls with Yeast
       on 30 Mar 19 07:28 AM

      do u have any recipes without using oven
      Tarla Dalal
      30 Mar 19 08:51 AM
         Hi Indira, Yes, our website has many recipes without using an oven.
      Dinner Rolls, Eggless Rolls with Yeast
       on 22 Mar 19 08:59 AM

      I have a microwave. So for baking what should we use microwave, convection or grilling
      Tarla Dalal
      23 Mar 19 09:17 AM
         Hi Kanak, This is an oven recipe. You cannot make use of any of the microwave, convection or grilling modes.
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