French Bread Dinner Rolls


French Bread Dinner Rolls

I hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day yesterday.  Did anyone do anything extra special?  My 6 year old loved his party at school, and came home with lots of cards and candy.  He loved the little card I made him, and the Star Wars figure.  He made us a very cute little heart that he cut out and wrote “I Love You” on.  Hubby surprised me with The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, which makes this post very ironic.  All in all, a pretty good Tuesday (minus the parts of dinner that failed).

French Bread Dinner Rolls

Now that we are past another holiday, it is time to get back to normal food.  So I bring you bread, and it is not pink or heart shaped :)  I love bread, especially fresh bread.  When I have soup, I really want bread to go with it.  A couple weeks ago when I made Corn Chowder, I tried these rolls.  They were soft, and the perfect pairing for any soup.  I think I might actually be getting over my fear of yeast!  Hard to believe I used to shy away from trying any bread recipe.

French Bread Dinner Rolls

Yields 16

Soft and fluffy French bread dinner rolls

120 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

2 hr, 25 Total Time

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  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (about 110 degrees)
  • 1 Tbls active dry yeast
  • 2 Tbls sugar
  • 2 Tbls canola oil
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 2 cups flour (white or whole wheat)


  1. In a 2 cup measuring cup, stir together warm water, yeast, and sugar. Let stand for 10 minutes, or until foamy. In stand mixer bowl combine 2 cups of flour, salt, oil, and the yeast mixture. Add the remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough pulls away from the sides, and forms a ball. Turn mixer on low, using the dough hook, and let mix for 5 minutes. If you don't have a stand mixer you can knead it by hand for about 5-8 minutes. Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  2. Press dough down, and form into 16 balls of dough. Roll into round balls, and place on a lined baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Cover and let rise for for about 40 minutes.
  3. Preheat over to 400 degrees. Bake rolls for 20-25 minutes. Brush with melted butter while hot, if desired.


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  1. These look fabulous, Erin! I love French bread!

  2. We had a really nice Valentine’s dinner together as a family, ending with chocolate fondue. It was just nice to all sit around the table together and laugh!

  3. Wow, these look amazing! Sounds like you had a good holiday. No worries about dinner, mine was so so as well. You win some you lose some!

  4. Mmmmm! These look so fluffy and yummy! I must admit I’m a carbaholic!

  5. These look so fluffy!

  6. I adore fresh bread with soup too! There is nothing more comforting. These look absolutely delicious!

  7. These dinner rolls look perfect, Erin! So nice and golden brown, and I bet delicious too. Thanks for sharing! You have a great blog and I’m glad to have found it!

  8. Mmm, this sounds like it would make my wife deliriously happy 😉

  9. What lovely rolls–it’s weird, but I hardly ever make bread from scratch. Your recipe might inspire me to do so soon!

  10. These do look like perfect little rolls. Love em’.

  11. Mmmmm.. I would eat these right up!! My kids also came home with loads of cards and candy. Of course I had to taste test some of the chocolates to make sure they were okay to eat… motherhood can be so trying sometimes. LOL! :)

  12. Do you have any idea how many of these I could eat?!!

  13. I’ve been looking for a good roll recipe and I think I’ve found it! Going to have to try these soon.

  14. those look so yummy, I think I should get over my fear of baking bread and yeast and make those!

  15. I love homemade dinner rolls….these look incredible! :)

  16. I love the smell of homemade, freshly baked bread. It is one of my favorites. That cookbook is great. I cannot wait to see what you make from it.

  17. It sure looks like you’ve mastered yeast!! These rolls look fabulous, Erin~

  18. Bread makes everything better 😉 – – and these dinner roll, well they are just perfect. I’ll need to make these soon.

  19. I can smell these gems all the way to Minnesota. WOW. x

  20. Yummm, nothing beats homemade rolls!

  21. Sounds like you had pretty great hubs was working so I enjoyed watching couple of movies once the kids were finally went to sleep:))
    Your rolls look incredible! I would love to try this recipe..even though I am not eating bread like I use to, I am still making it every day and it’s good every once in a while just to nibble on that fresh goodness!:) amazing photos Erin!!

  22. There is such great pride in me when I prepare bread, rolls, loaves…They are always in my to do list. Wanna try this too…

  23. Oh….YUM! They look absolutely PERFECT to serve with your soup….and I’d like to crack one open and put some ham, mustard and cheese on it right about now!

  24. Wow! They look perfect! I love yeast recipes, and I cannot wait to try this one! I love it… And it sounds like you had a great day! :) Thanks for sharing :)

  25. Made these for a Fathers Day dinner. They were delicious!


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