I wanted to make dinner rolls for tonight so I went to my mom’s cook book for ideas.  There is a treasure trove of recipes there just waiting to be rediscovered. And I found the perfect one for my rolls – Grandmother’s White Bread.

It is a basic white bread recipe with milk and butter – both necessary for that soft crumb.


I made half the recipe and it made 12 good-sized dinner rolls.

After the first rise, I rolled the dough into a rope and divided it into 12 pieces. I then rolled each one into a ball and placed them on a parchment-lined sheet pan and after their second rise, baked them off for about 16 minutes in a 400° oven. I also brushed the tops with butter when they came out.

The result was a really light, buttery roll with a great crumb and great flavor.

And they took no time at all.