Quick Dinner Rolls (35 Minutes from Start to Finish!)

Do you always forget to buy bread when planning to make a soup or stew? Here’s the solution. These Quick Dinner Rolls are ready in 35 minutes.

35 Minute Whole Wheat Rolls (from start to finish!)

 

Has this ever happened to you? You’re making soup or a saucy pasta for dinner when you think about how amazing it would be to dip fresh bread into it. But you’re not about to load the kids into the car and drive to the grocery store just for a loaf of bread.

I swear that happens to me all the time. That’s why I came up with these really quick dinner rolls. Start to finish in 35 minutes. Oh, and they’re whole wheat too, so they’re kind of healthy.

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How do they come together so fast? There are some shortcuts that are crucial. You heat up water in the microwave and use it as the warm liquid for the recipe. Heating the water actually makes the microwave slightly warm. When it comes time to let the buns rise, you put them in the microwave. DON’T turn on the microwave. The slight warmth speeds up the rising.

To cut down even more time, these dinner rolls don’t get kneaded for as long as usual dinner rolls. What else? A high cooking temperature and brushing with milk. The high temperature of the oven is going to get the buns cooked through quicker than the usual 350 degrees. They’ll definitely be done and bread-like right through the middle. However, the 15 minutes isn’t enough time to make them brown on their own. Brushing the dough with a bit of milk before baking helps you get that nice brown look in a quicker time.

That’s all you need to know to make quick dinner rolls. Now here’s the recipe!

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Quick Dinner Rolls (35 Minutes from Start to Finish!)


  • Author: Christine Pittman

Description

You can make homemade dinner rolls on a weeknight. All you need is 35 minutes


Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour, divided
  • 1 ½ cups white flour, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. quick-rise (bread machine) yeast
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup + 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, measure 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1 cup white flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Mix it together using a wooden spoon.
  3. Measure water into a small bowl and put it in the microwave on high for 40 seconds. Water should be very warm but not hot. Stir in 1/3 cup olive oil and egg.  Add to the flour and use the dough hook to mix it, stopping the mixer to scrape the sides with a spatula once or twice. Slowly add 1 cup more whole wheat flour and then enough white flour until the dough pulls in and forms a soft ball. Continue to use the dough hook to knead the dough on medium-high speed for 3 minutes. Add a bit more flour during kneading if dough seems really sticky.
  4. Grease a 9×13-inch cake pan with the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil. Divide dough into 24 balls. Arrange them in the pan, rolling each one around in the olive oil to have a thin coating. Cover pan with plastic wrap and put it in the microwave with the door closed. DO NOT turn on the microwave, but let the buns rise in that slightly warm space for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove buns from microwave and remove and discard the plastic wrap. Brush the buns lightly with the milk. Transfer to the oven and bake until golden brown and cooked through, about 15 minutes.
This post originally appeared in October, 2015. It was revised and republished in April, 2018.

 

You can learn how to make easy homemade dinner rolls in 35 minutes so you don't have to go to the store. These are whole wheat but you can make them white, too. They are so quick you'll want to make them again and again. They are the best rolls ever. #bread #dinnerrolls #recipes #recipe

4 Responses to “Quick Dinner Rolls (35 Minutes from Start to Finish!)”

  1. Annalise @ Completely Delicious — October 12, 2015 @ 5:17 pm (#)

    Homemade rolls in under an hour? Heck yeah! Adding these to the menu next time I’m making soup.

  2. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — October 12, 2015 @ 2:44 pm (#)

    Fresh bread is usually a MUST HAVE when eating Italian food.  These look great.

  3. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — October 12, 2015 @ 1:17 pm (#)

    You had me at 35 minutes start to finish!!!! Yes please!

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