From Clover Leaf To Knot Rolls: 9 Homemade Dinner Rolls For You
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Dinner rolls are small, soft rolls that are typically served as an accompaniment to dinner. They are typically made with yeast, flour, water, salt, and butter. Dinner rolls can be made in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they can be flavoured with a variety of herbs and spices. There are many benefits to making dinner rolls at home. It is a great way to control the ingredients that go into your rolls.

You can use fresh, high-quality ingredients and avoid any unhealthy additives that may be found in store-bought rolls. Baking is a great way to spend time with family and friends, and it is always satisfying to see the finished product. Finally, homemade dinner rolls taste better than store-bought ones. And finally, they are soft, fluffy, and full of flavour.

These fluffy treats can be cleverly incorporated into classic recipes and are filled with homely warmth. Dinner rolls offer a pleasant texture contrast when dipped in rich curries like butter chicken or paneer tikka masala or used to sop up fragrant lentil dals. You may turn them into tiny sliders with mouthwatering kebabs or savoury masala sandwiches with seasoned vegetables.

Dinner rolls are a good base for pav bhaji since they can soak up the delicious gravy. They complement rich spreads beautifully during celebrations and lend a cosy element to festive meals. Dinner rolls may be customised to a wide range of flavours thanks to their versatility, which enables them to harmoniously go with the wide variety of meals that are served on Indian tables.

There are various types of dinner rolls, each with its own unique characteristics and flavours. Here are some popular types of dinner rolls:

 Classic Dinner Rolls: These are soft, fluffy, and slightly sweet rolls that are a staple at many dinner tables. They are typically round or square in shape and have a buttery flavour.

 Parker House Rolls: These rolls are known for their distinct crescent shape and slightly sweet, buttery taste. They are often brushed with butter before baking, giving them a shiny, golden crust.

 Cloverleaf Rolls: These rolls are made by dividing the dough into three small balls and placing them in muffin tins, creating a cloverleaf shape. They are soft and pull apart easily.

 Knot Rolls: Knot rolls are shaped like knots or twists, making them visually appealing. They are usually brushed with garlic butter or herbs for added flavour.

 Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls: A healthier option, these rolls are made with whole wheat flour, providing more fibre and nutrients than traditional white rolls.

 Herb Dinner Rolls: These rolls are infused with herbs like rosemary, thyme, or parsley, adding a savoury and aromatic flavour to the bread.

 Cheese Dinner Rolls: Cheese rolls contain grated cheese (often cheddar or parmesan) in the dough, giving them a cheesy, savoury taste.

 Sourdough Dinner Rolls: Made with sourdough starter, these rolls have a tangy flavour and a chewy crust. They're perfect for those who enjoy the unique taste of sourdough bread.

 Multigrain Dinner Rolls: These rolls are made with a combination of grains and seeds, such as oats, flaxseeds, and sunflower seeds, adding a nutty and hearty flavour.

Dinner Rolls Recipe


 3 cups of all-purpose flour

 1 packet (2 1/4 tsp) active dry yeast

 1/4 cup of warm milk

 1/4 cup of warm water

 2 tablespoons of sugar

 1 tsp salt

 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

 1 egg (optional, for an egg wash)


 Warm milk and warm water should be combined in a small bowl. Add the sugar and stir until it melts. The yeast should be sprinkled over the liquid and left to stand for 5 to 10 minutes, or until foamy.

 Flour and salt should be combined in a large mixing dish. Add the softened butter and the activated yeast mixture. Make a dough by mixing. Add a little extra flour if the dough is too sticky, but don't overwork it.

 The dough should be smooth and springy after being kneaded for around 5-7 minutes on a floured surface. The dough should be placed in a lightly greased bowl, covered with a moist towel, and let rise in a warm location for 60 to 90 minutes, or until it has doubled in size.

 To remove the air, punch down on the risen dough. Make little amounts of it, and then roll them into balls. Leave some room between the balls as you arrange them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. For an additional 30-45 minutes, cover the dish with a cloth and let the rolls rise.

 Set your oven's temperature to 375°F (190°C). If using an egg wash, whisk an egg and apply it with a brush to the rising rolls for a glossy appearance. The rolls should be baked in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.

 The rolls should be taken out of the oven after baking and allowed to cool on a wire rack. When homemade dinner rolls, or pav, have cooled, you can eat them with a variety of foods like sandwiches, curries, or simply butter and jam.