Buttery Dinner Rolls

Cuisinart original

After your first bite, you will never go back to store-bought rolls again .


Makes 12 rolls


¹⁄³ cup whole milk,

1 tablespoon for brushing

6 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 tablespoon for brushing

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1¾ teaspoons active dry yeast

3 tablespoons warm water (105°F to 110°F)

3 cups bread flour

¾ teaspoon kosher salt

1 egg, lightly beaten

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per roll:  Calories 183 (35% from fat) • carb. 26g • pro. 4g • fat 7g • sat. fat 5g • chol. 34mg sod. 153mg • calc. 13mg • fiber 1g


1 . In a small saucepan, combine the milk, butter and sugar . Warm over low heat until the butter is melted . Remove from heat and set aside until cooled to room temperature .

2 . Dissolve the yeast in the warm water in a large measuring cup . Let stand 5 minutes, or until mixture is foamy . Put the flour and salt in the work bowl of a Cuisinart® Food Processor fitted with the dough, or metal chopping blade and process for 10 seconds . Add the melted butter mixture and egg to the yeast/water mixture . With the machine running, slowly add the liquids through the feed tube and process until a dough ball forms . Continue pro- cessing for 45 seconds to knead the dough . Shape the dough into a smooth ball, put it in a clean mixing bowl and cover with plastic wrap . Let rise in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size, about 60 minutes .

3 . Lightly butter a 9-inch round baking pan . Punch down the dough and divide into 12 equal pieces (about 1½ to 1¾ ounces each) . Roll into smooth rounds and arrange in the prepared pan .

4 . Put the pan onto the rack in Position 1 . Select Proof with temperature set to 90°F for 45 minutes . Rolls should be about doubled in size .

5 . Remove pan and preheat oven by selecting Bake with High Speed fan at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes . While the oven is heating, melt the remaining tablespoon of butter and combine with the remaining tablespoon of milk in a small bowl . Gently brush the tops of the rolls with butter/milk mixture . Once the oven beeps to signal that it is preheated, put the pan into the oven in Position 1 and bake rolls for 15 minutes, or until golden brown and an internal temperature of 190°F is reached .

6 . Remove rolls from the pan and cool slightly before serving .