Ridiculously Delicious Dinner Rolls

by zesty on September 9, 2009 · 24 comments

I am pretty excited to share this recipe with you today! These rolls are dead easy, will be the talk of the dinner table and come with some history. On PEI, there is a very popular lobster supper restaurant that bakes these fresh rolls all day everyday from which this recipe has been adapted from.

As you can tell from the ingredients below, these rolls are very wholesome and traditional. No additives, no extras – just plain old fashion goodness.  You are going to spend most of your effort on the kneading.  Not that these are intense to knead, however you will want to put forth the effort to ensure the quality.





  • 8 Cups Flour
  • 1 Tbsp. Salt
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Packages Quick Rise Yeast
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil ( Olive Oil )
  • 3 Cups Waters


  1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine flour, salt and sugar in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add yeast to dry ingredients; mix well.
  4. Add remaining ingredients in a separate bowl and mix well.
  5. Add dry mixture to wet ingredients; mix well and knead ( about 5 minutes).
  6. Let set for about 10 minutes.
  7. Cut dough into small ball pieces and begin kneading them and shape them into the pan.
  8. Let rise 60-75 minutes or until they double in size – cover with tea towels to keep them warm and moist.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
  10. Brush tops with butter once removed from the oven.
  11. ENJOY!



Zesty Tip: Place your dough to set in a warm place to yield better results.  I like to put mine on top of the pre heating oven.

Well there you have it!  A pretty simple roll with lots of flavor and tradition.  Give this recipe a try, I am sure you will like it.  Try it fresh from the oven, topped with butter or dipped in your homemade stew.

Have yourself a great Wednesday and I look forward to sharing some more recipes with you.

Take care


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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Pam

Amazingly good looking and tasting I bet!


2 Pigpigscorner

gosh..they look amazingly light and fluffy!


3 Eve

They look so fluffy & doughy – yum! I would like to try them but I always mess up on yeast bread recipes!


4 eatlivetravelwrite

Oh – might have to try these!!! Just had some bread…. errr.. adventures this past weekend!



5 Pam

I’m excited to try this! This will be my first Zesty recipe attempt. Thanks!


6 VeggieGirl

OOOH classic!


7 Kath

I don’t know Zest, I think Matt’s virginia rolls are a big competition to these!!


8 Pam (Highway to Health)

My mouth is watering!! Those look SO good!


9 Danica

YUM! Are they slightly sweet like Hawaiian bread or maybe like those AWESOME rolls at Texas Road House? I seriously need to learn how to make those – they are AMAZING! But, having one of these right now would work too :)


10 Barb

Zesty, these look delish! I’ve never made dinner rolls before and your photos have convinced me that this is the recipe I’d like to try. But before I do I have a couple of questions: approximately how many rolls does this make? how many pans and what size should I use? Thanks!


11 ZestyCook

@Barb – It makes roughly 36 rolls and I used a large pan – 17 *12. I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.



12 BroccoliHut

Oh my! Those rolls look heavenly!


13 Marisa (Trim The Fat)

those look so good and easy! I will definitley try those…maybe tonight!

do you think they are sturdy enough to use as a slider bun?


14 insideiamdancing

Those look great! Nothing beats freshly baked bread :D


15 sue

the recipe seems so simple and easy- no excuse not to try making them- they look divine!


16 Whitney @ Lettuce Love

That seems so easy. And they look delicious!


17 Lainie

My gosh – those sound amazing and look like they aren’t too hard to make?? If I make them I’d be afraid I’d eat them all! You have one lucky family that gets to eat your food!


18 Amanda

Those rolls look exactly like the ones my granny used to make! She’d make several batches every week and give everyone in the family a huge bag to take home for the week. This post brought back good memories! Your recipes always look amazing!


19 ZestyCook

@ Amanda – thanks so much for the nice comment! I am a huge bread baby so I love this recipe too!


20 Natalie

These look incredible. I am trying to be a better cook and this is one thing that I want to master! I am going to try baking these this weekend… I will let you know how it goes! I can’t wait!


21 farida

I love making dinner rolls, especially if I know they are ridiculously delicious:) Great recipe! Thanks for sharing.


22 Anna

if i were to halve this recipe, what size pan should i use?


23 Ed

Looks good, but I don’t think preheating the oven should be the first step. According to the recipe It would be on for 70 minutes before necessary.


24 Resa

I am currently in the process of making these and the consistency is like cake batter. I tried and tried to knead but it’s just impossible. I am just going to drop them in the pan to let them raise and I’ll see how they turn out.


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