Amish 60 Minute Dinner Rolls

These Amish dinner rolls are a spin off of my Mom’s Amish Honey Bread recipe. These dinner rolls are called 60 minute dinner rolls, but technically they take me 70 minutes from start to finish (maybe I’m a slow poke). However, these dinner rolls are still perfect for a quick and easy dinner roll that is nice and fluffy for the holidays, or for a busy day! The fluffy texture of these 60 minute dinner rolls makes them perfect for presenting to even the pickiest eaters on the holidays or during a normal week night dinner. See below the recipe card for a list of my personal favorite main dishes to pair with these Amish 60 minute dinner rolls.

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Amish 60 minutes dinner rolls

Amish 60 minute Dinner Rolls

marilynpeight
These delicious dinner rolls have a very nice and fluffy texture and can be made in about an hour! These rolls are perfect for a busy day when you don't have much time to prep and need a fluffy dinner roll in a jiffy.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting time: 30 minutes
Course Bread
Cuisine Amish
Servings 20 dinner rolls

Equipment

  • 9 inch cake pans (linked below)
  • Stand mixer (linked below)
  • measuring cups (linked below)
  • Whisk (linked below)

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast slightly heaping
  • 1 cup warm water *see note
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3-4 cups bread flour *see note

Topping:

  • additional butter for slathering over the tops of the baked dinner rolls.

Instructions
 

Preheat oven to 400.

  • Whisk the yeast and warm water together and set aside for 5 minutes until bubbly. Melt the butter in the milk, then place in an ice bath or cold water for 2-3 minutes until warm to touch, but not hot. Whisk salt, honey and whole wheat flour into the yeast mixture. Slowly add the warm milk and melted butter mixture, whisking until combined into the yeast mixture.
  • Fit the bowl into a stand mixer (or mix by hand) and add 1 cup of bread flour. Mix on a medium speed and continue adding flour until the dough comes away from the mixing bowl and feels soft. Knead by hand for an additional 2-3 minutes until the dough feels even more soft and pliable.
  • Cover the dough and allow to rest in a warm spot (no less than 72 degrees for best results) for 15 minutes. Remove the dough from the mixing bowl and shape into 18-20 dinner rolls, then place them into two, greased 9 inch cake pans or baking dishes. Allow to rest for an additional 15 minutes. *Note, preheat the oven during the shaping process or soon after depending on how fast your oven heats up.
  • Bake the dinner rolls on a middle rack in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden on the top and bottom. Remove from the oven and slather the tops of the rolls with additional butter (optional). Enjoy!

Notes

The water should be warm to touch, but not hot or it will kill the yeast. If the water is too cold, the yeast will not activate. Around 75-130 degrees should work, but 138 degrees and hotter will kill the yeast. 
Only add flour until the dough is no longer sticking to the mixing bowl or your fingers when kneaded. 
Additional notes and step by step photos below. 
Keyword Amish, 60 minute, dinner rolls, easy dinner rolls, with yeast
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Equipment needed for these 60 (or 70) minute dinner rolls:

  • 9 inch cake pans I prefer to use my round, non-stick cake pans for baking these dinner rolls in, but you can also use two 8 by 8 or 9 inch baking dishes.
  • Stand mixer I personally prefer to mix my dinner roll dough in my large stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, but you can do it the authentic Amish way and mix it by hand too.
  • Measuring cups Measuring cups are needed to accurately measure out some of the ingredients listed for these Amish dinner rolls.
  • Whisk A whisk is needed to whisk the yeast mixture together. I prefer wire handled whisks because I find them easier to keep clean and dry in the handles.

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Some favorite main dishes to pair with these fresh dinner rolls:

Ingredients needed for these Amish 60-70 minute dinner rolls: water, butter, salt, whole wheat flour, bread flour (aka occident flour, milk, honey and yeast.

Is whole wheat flour really necessary?

It is one ingredient that I usually add to my white breads, I like the color and flavor that whole wheat flour gives to bread. However, I don’t think it would make too much of a difference to the dinner rolls if it is omitted from the dough, but you will need to add a little extra bread flour. If in doubt, be sure to test a batch before preparing it for hosting or a special meal!

Step 1: Whisk the yeast and warm water together and set aside for 5 minutes until bubbly. Melt the butter in the milk, then place in an ice bath or cold water for 2-3 minutes until warm to touch, but not hot. Whisk salt, honey and whole wheat flour into the yeast mixture. Slowly add the warm milk and melted butter mixture, whisking until combined into the yeast mixture.

Step 2: Fit the bowl into a stand mixer (or mix by hand) and add 1 cup of bread flour. Mix on a medium speed and continue adding flour until the dough comes away from the mixing bowl and feels soft. Knead by hand for an additional 2-3 minutes until the dough feels even more soft and pliable.

Step 3: Cover the dough and allow to rest in a warm spot (no less than 72 degrees for best results) for 15 minutes. Remove the dough from the mixing bowl and shape into 18-20 dinner rolls, then place them into two, greased 9 inch cake pans or baking dishes. Allow to rest for an additional 15 minutes. 

What is the best temperature for these Amish dinner rolls to rise at?

According to the web, 72-77 degrees (Fahrenheit) is the best temperature for breads to rise at. I have tried rising these dinner rolls in my kitchen while it was fairly chilly, like 69-70 degrees, but the dinner rolls did not rise well in the 15 minute sessions. For the best results be sure to have your kitchen at the temperature noted above, or place the dough at a warmer spot in the kitchen such as on the stove top or above your refrigerator if it feels warmer there.

Step 4: Bake the dinner rolls on a middle rack in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden on the top and bottom. Remove from the oven and slather the tops of the rolls with additional butter (optional). Enjoy!

Storage options for these 60-70 minute dinner rolls:

These dinner rolls keep well at room temperature for several days, but they can also be frozen in an airtight bag or container for several months. Our favorite time to eat them is definitely while still warm from the oven!

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