Have you ever craved something super delicious, but didn’t know where to start with making it? Some of my readers are in the same boat. I don’t need to make a big batch of dinner rolls because it’s just Mark and me. These Easy to Make Dinner Rolls for Two are super simple and don’t require many ingredients. The best part is that you won’t be wasting any food either since this recipe only makes four rolls. I’m a big proponent of not wasting! It took me a while to perfect this recipe and make sure I didn’t waste any rolls by making too many.
I promised some of you I would come up with an even smaller dinner roll recipe. This is perfect for one person, a couple, or some college students. The nice thing is that you don’t need a Bosch bread mixer or a KitchenAid stand mixer. We only need a bowl and a Danish Whisk! Squeal, these are so easy to make, anyone can mix these up if they have fresh ingredients. All of my bread, dinner roll, or cinnamon roll recipes are no-fail. Literally, anyone can make these.
In case you missed my post, Easy To Make Soft Dinner Rolls (8 dinner rolls).
Kitchen Items You May Need
The items you need for these rolls are very basic. You probably already have a lot of these kitchen items in your home. Just imagine you are able to make rolls from scratch using very basic items. I picked these items up over a reasonable time so that I can make rolls any time that I want. Don’t miss out on making these rolls for two. You’ll LOVE them, I promise!
- Large Mixing Bowl
- 11-inch Danish Whisk (I prefer the 11-inch whisk because it fits inside a wide-mouth quart mason jar)
- Dough Scraper
- 6-Inch Cake Pan or a small muffin pan
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Dough Enhancer (it makes your bread and rolls fluffy)
Easy To Make Dinner Rolls For Two
These Easy to Make Dinner Rolls for Two are easy for anyone to make. You don’t need to have special cooking powers to make your rolls delicious, just follow my recipe! If you’ve never made rolls before you are in for a treat because these are just so simple. Sometimes recipes are too hard and you don’t feel like messing with them. If there are just two of you, then make sure you give this recipe a try! I think you’ll like the simplicity and yumminess of these rolls.
Gather your ingredients so you are ready to start. Please be aware that you have fresh ingredients, that’s a must if you want great results. I only buy enough white bread flour that I will use in 12-18 months. I store my flour in 5-gallon food-grade buckets with red Gamma Lids. Yes, I still color-code all my food storage and emergency preps. You can buy the buckets just about everywhere, or online.
Grease a 6-inch round cake pan and set aside. Grab a bowl and a Danish Whisk. Dump everything in a large mixing bowl. Please note, this is where I “whisked the one egg.”
Stir until mixed thoroughly. Add additional flour if needed to the dough if the dough is too sticky. Don’t add too much, we want a fluffy, soft dough.
Flour your countertop and scoop the dough out onto the countertop. Knead for about 3-4 minutes.
Cut the dough into 4 sections (never stretch your dough). I use a Dough Scraper.
Take each section and mound into a ball and place the four balls in the greased pan.
Cover with plastic wrap or a warm wet towel. Let it rise for about an hour.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until slightly brown. Lightly butter the tops after baking if you want a soft dinner roll. I use a baggie slathered with butter to spread on the warm rolls. Let cool. Store in bags to keep the dinner rolls soft. Enjoy.
Easy To Make Dinner Rolls For Two Recipe
- 1/4 cup warm milk
- 1/2 teaspoon SAF Instant Yeast (this is what I use)
- 1/2 teaspoon Dough Enhancer (optional-it makes the rolls fluffy)
- 1/4 scant teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 to 1-1/8 cups white flour (I use bread flour)
Grease a 6-inch round cake pan and set aside. Grab a bowl and a Danish Whisk. Dump everything in a large mixing bowl. Stir until mixed thoroughly. Add additional flour if needed to the dough if the dough is too sticky. Do not add too much, we want a fluffy dough. Flour your countertop and scoop the dough out onto the countertop. Knead for about 3-4 minutes. Cut the dough into 4 sections (never stretch your dough). Take each section and mound into a ball and place the four balls in the greased pan. Cover with plastic wrap or a warm wet towel. Let rise for about an hour. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until slightly brown. Lightly butter the tops after baking if you want a soft dinner roll. I use a baggie slathered with butter to spread on the warm rolls. Let cool. Store in bags to keep the dinner rolls soft. Enjoy.
Can I freeze these before baking them?
You can, but I don’t recommend it. Here’s the deal, these have zero preservatives and don’t have the ingredients to make them rise after being frozen.
Can I freeze these dinner rolls after baking?
Absolutely, but I bet you won’t have any left with this small-batch! All you have to do is freeze them in freezer bags. Thaw at room temperature when you want to enjoy them.
How do I store them after baking these dinner rolls?
I store mine in freezer bags on the countertop. They will stay soft for about 3-4 days. Just remember, they don’t have preservatives, so eat them within this timetable.
Is it okay to store these in the refrigerator after baking?
The refrigerator will dry out the rolls, it’s best to store them at room temperature on the countertop in freezer bags.
Can I use a different flour to make these gluten-free?
I wish you could, but most gluten-free recipes have so many ingredients I can’t even pronounce. I’m so sorry, no gluten-free flour will work for bread 1:1, only cakes and cookies can use that ratio for flour.
Easy To Make Dinner Rolls For Two
Please let me know if you make my small batch dinner rolls for two. There is something awesome about grabbing a bowl and dumping the ingredients into it to make dinner rolls at the last minute for dinner. We need to teach this skill to our kids and grandkids to make bread, rolls, cinnamon, biscuits, and tortillas. May God Bless this world, Linda