Easy To Make Dinner Rolls For Two

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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).

Easy To Make Dinner Rolls For Two

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!

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.

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Step One

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.

I keep my SAF Instant Yeast and Dough Enhancer in the refrigerator, the excess stays in the freezer. I only buy enough bread flour for 12-18 months.

Ingredients

Step Two

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.”

Combine the ingredients

Step Three

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.

Mix thoroughly

Step Four

Flour your countertop and scoop the dough out onto the countertop. Knead for about 3-4 minutes.

Knead for 3-4 minutes

Step Five

Cut the dough into 4 sections (never stretch your dough). I use a Dough Scraper.

Cut dough into quarters

Step Six

Take each section and mound into a ball and place the four balls in the greased pan.

Dinner Rolls Rising

Step Seven

Cover with plastic wrap or a warm wet towel. Let it rise for about an hour.

Cover with a warm towel

Step Eight

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.

Dinner Rolls after Rising

Easy To Make Dinner Rolls For Two Recipe

5 from 6 votes
Dinner Rolls Baked
Dinner Rolls for Two
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Let It Rise
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins
 
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people
Author: Linda Loosli
Ingredients
  • 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)
Instructions
  1. 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.

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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

Final Word

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

26 thoughts on “Easy To Make Dinner Rolls For Two

  • December 26, 2020 at 8:12 am
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    5 stars
    I really appreciate having a recipe to make just a few rolls. Not a lot of gatherings right now so this is perfect.

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    • December 26, 2020 at 9:23 am
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      Hi Tiffany, thank you, I love having a recipe that is smaller now that the kids have their own families. Linda

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  • December 26, 2020 at 9:14 am
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    5 stars
    I love the smell of bread cooking in the oven! I love all of your recipes! Thank you sooo much for sharing! I’m making these rolls tonight to go with my spaghetti dinner 🙂 Can’t wait!

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    • December 26, 2020 at 9:24 am
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      Hi Camille, you will love these dinner rolls with your spaghetti dinner! Yummy!! Linda

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  • December 26, 2020 at 11:18 am
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    5 stars
    I can’t wait to make these!

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    • December 26, 2020 at 11:31 am
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      Hi Alli, you will love these dinner rolls!! Let me know if you make them! Linda

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  • December 26, 2020 at 12:14 pm
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    5 stars
    I am going to make some this afternoon.

    I learned to make bread about 60 years ago. I don’t eat a lot of bread – just isn’t my thing but I do love homemade bread straight out of the oven with lots of butter!! Anyway, one of the main reasons I don’t eat a lot of bread is that I live alone and most recipes are for 2 loaves of bread. I know I could give away a loaf but I still would have a difficult time eating a whole loaf before it went stale. So, I just don’t eat bread often!

    A couple of things that I might say about the post, though, for those who may not have much experience baking bread is that while the Danish whisk might be really nice, you don’t need to have one. I have never used a whisk when making bread, I don’t have a stand mixer nor a bread machine. I do it all the way my mother taught me – using my arm muscles! I do have a bench scraper and use it often for so many things. So, for those who just cannot afford to get the whisk, don’t worry about it. You can still make homemade bread products with wooden spoons and such.

    Also, according to Amazon, the dough enhancer is out of stock and they don’t know when it will be back in stock. There are other dough enhancers available but not the one recommended in this post. The one recommended here is available through Nutrimill, though.

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    • December 26, 2020 at 12:21 pm
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      Hi Leann, thanks for the heads-up on the Amazon link (Dough Enhancer). You are so right, you do not need a Danish Whisk. I like to tell people about the 11-inch whisk because it works with my sourdough starter as well. It’s perfect for using it when the power is out. Yes, a spoon works as well. I learned from Melissa Richardson (Natural Yeast Book) about the Danish whisk. I have used it since I watched her do her magic with natural yeast. Linda

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  • December 26, 2020 at 12:38 pm
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    Linda – the only reason I mentioned the Danish whisk is that I am sure that a lot of people cannot justify the cost right after Christmas!! I know I cannot. I would love to try it out but it will have to wait a while.

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    • December 26, 2020 at 3:17 pm
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      Hi Leanne, oh I totally get it. My mother used her hands, literally to make 14 loaves at a time. I first heard about the Danish whisk about ten years ago. So I’ve been using it a long time. The 13-inch one is too big for me. I only use the 11-inch one. Linda

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      • December 27, 2020 at 9:49 am
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        5 stars
        Linda – I recall the one time that my mother and I made bread called Farmer’s Market Bread. It was fun but a lot of work – it made 10 loaves! Then, mom didn’t like it because it was a very dark, heavy bread but dad and I went to town on it! It was so good but oh such a lot of work.

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        • December 27, 2020 at 10:15 am
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          Hi Leanne, I need to dig my mom’s recipe out and cut it way down. It had molasses and raisins and it tasted so good when toasted with butter or peanut butter on it! I’m sure it was a heavy bread, but I sure loved it! Life is full of wonderful memories! Linda

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    • December 26, 2020 at 3:21 pm
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      Hi Cheryl, I will have to look there. I can only use the 11-inch ones. They fit inside the wide mouth quart mason jars, the 13-inch ones are too wide. Linda

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    • February 27, 2021 at 5:25 pm
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      King Arthur Flour has dough enhancer and the whisk.

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  • December 26, 2020 at 1:49 pm
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    5 stars
    Linda:

    These rolls would make great rolls for 3. My husband and I only eat one each when we have rolls and my daughter eats 2 so that would make enough rolls for the 3 of us. If there is one left over I can put it in a bag and save it for morning and I can make my daughter a Canadian Bacon and egg sandwich for breakfast along with some grits and it makes a good breakfast in the winter for her.

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    • December 26, 2020 at 3:27 pm
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      Hi Jackie, now we’re talking! I grew up on egg sandwiches. Yummy! Linda

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  • December 26, 2020 at 4:25 pm
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    Thank you for posting this recipe! I will pass it along to one of my children who just moved into his first apartment and now has to do his own cooking since Mom won’t be cooking his meals anymore!

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    • December 26, 2020 at 5:22 pm
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      Hi Kate, oh my gosh, I love hearing this! His first apartment! Yay! How exciting! He will miss your meals, I’m sure! Linda

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  • December 28, 2020 at 6:11 am
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    Amazing, Linda!! Thank you for creating this four-roll recipe.
    I like the way you got the egg in there, too, so smart.
    Gonna try baking these in our counter top oven…..

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    • December 28, 2020 at 7:17 am
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      Hi Janet, it took me 4 times to get the results I wanted. I love that I can make a few rolls so quickly. Oh, and no bread mixer needed. Life is good when you have a hot roll with butter on it. Linda

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  • January 29, 2021 at 3:05 am
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    I belong to a Friendship club and we were at lunch a few months ago and I had mentioned that I
    hadn’t made homemade bread in a while cause I don’t need to have it around cause I love it. I had
    about 5 members that said they would be happy to take it off my hands if I baked to much. I had
    to laugh.
    A few years ago a gentlemen from my old church passed away and they had a funeral lunch for his
    family at the church. I knew he loved my dinner rolls so I made 200 rolls for the luncheon. A few years
    later I made another 200 for his wife’s funeral luncheon. There was some left over and I gave them to the family. They really enjoyed them.
    Think I might have to try your cut down recipe. A good homemade roll is great with so many things. Soup, stew or just because. Hot out of the oven with butter and homemade jelly.

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    • January 29, 2021 at 5:55 am
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      Hi June, oh what a wonderful idea to make your homemade rolls for the funeral lunches of both the husband and wife. I bet the church group loved it! There is nothing better than homemade stuff! And homemade dinner rolls are the very best!!! I love this! Linda

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    • April 3, 2021 at 11:35 am
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      Hi Vaishali, yes you can make the rolls without the dough enhancer. People have made rolls without for years without it. The dough enhancer makes them fluffier. They taste good either way. Linda

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