The Ultimate Dinner Roll Guide

Yield: 15 dinner rolls

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook: 2 hours

The Ultimate Dinner Roll Guide experiments with 6 batches of bread rolls to show how different ingredients make soft, crusty, fluffy, or hard rolls. Often times the dishes that become...

15 Responses to “The Ultimate Dinner Roll Guide”

  1. #
    Martje — November 18, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Relish is doing something funny, every time I click on it it redirects me to

    • #
      Tessa — November 18, 2013 at 1:48 pm

      I reported this problem to Relish and they’re working to fix it. In the meantime, you can clear your browser’s cache and cookies or simply click on this link: to avoid being rerouted to Bing. Thanks!

  2. #
    Cookbook Queen — November 18, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    LOVE this!! The ones with extra butter look the best to me, but I guess I’ll have to pop over to Relish to see!! (carbs are my friend, so in reality…I am sure I’ll love all of them)

  3. #
    JDaSilva — November 19, 2013 at 7:42 am

    As a scientist I absolutely love to see this type of comparison studies you do with well known recipes. The knowledge acquired can then by transferred to other similar recipes which turns the like of an novice cook that much easier.
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge! Keep up the good work!
    J. DaSilva

  4. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — November 19, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Awesome! I love seeing how each roll turned out 🙂

  5. #
    Sue/the view from great island — November 19, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    This is awesome, Tessa! I love these kinds of guides, and according to this one, I’m going for the extra butter!

  6. #
    Joanne T Ferguson — November 19, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    G’day and looks great Tessa, true!
    A picture is indeed worth a thousand words too!
    Cheers! Joanne

  7. #
    Surabhi — June 7, 2014 at 3:27 am

    Dear Tessa,I am new to your blog and am awed by your patience in experimenting the fudge/cookies/cup cakes etc..Kuddos for the amount of effort you put in..I am a non-egg person so am gonna try with substitutes very soon..Thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. #
    Cathy — February 23, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    I do not understand quite well the recipes may enghis is verry poor.Plese unsubscribe me

  9. #
    Mandeep — July 18, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    I made dinner rolls today. I turned out soo good. It was my first attempt. I m excited to make more. Thanku for the recipe!!

    • #
      Tessa — July 19, 2016 at 6:07 pm


  10. #
    Engelica1221 — October 6, 2016 at 9:01 am

    So the original ‘ultimate dinner rolls’ recipe on your website calls for bread flour, but the control ‘ultimate dinner rolls’ recipe above calls for unbleached all purpose flour. What do you think would happen if I used bread flour AND extra butter?

  11. #
    Kathy — October 21, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Hello Tessa,

    love your recipes and videos.

    I tried a recipe recently for honey butter rolls, they looked lovely and were very soft and fluffy.

    the problem is, they had a yeasty smell and taste.

    did I do something wrong?

  12. #
    evelyn — November 28, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    hi Tessa
    I want to make these rolls can they be frozen if so do you freeze before or after baking.
    regards evelyn

  13. #
    Antoinette — March 25, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Can I make these up ahead of time and freeze them to serve later.

Leave a Comment

Join the Handle the Heat Community

Join the Handle the Heat Community
Do you want a more delicious life?
Instead of digging through cookbooks and magazines and searching the internet for amazing recipes, subscribe to Handle the Heat to receive new recipe posts delivered straight to your email inbox. You’ll get all the latest recipes, videos, kitchen tips and tricks AND my *free* Cookie Customization Guide (because I am the Cookie Queen)!


As Seen On....
NPR People Time Glamour Readers Digest The Huffington Post BuzzFeed