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3 Dinner Rolls For Easter – One Easy Recipe

Homemade Dinner Rolls For Your Easter Table

3 Kinds of dinner rolls that are buttery soft, easy to make, and quite perfect for Easter dinner.

Make a beautiful Easter dinner table with clover-shaped rolls, crescent dinner rolls, or cute easter bunny rolls.

For an easy classic dinner roll, clover Easter rolls are my go-to bread roll because it’s so simple to make.

Keep reading to get more tips to make Easter dinner rolls at home. Plus other great serving suggestions to help you make the best rolls for your Easter dinner table.

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Clover Dinner Rolls Original Recipe – Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels

Favorite Easter Recipes

Everyone loves Easter breakfast and it’s hard to beat a freshly baked clover roll with butter, a side of fresh fruit, and a cup of coffee.

Some other easy-baked recipes for breakfast are quiche Loran & german pancakes.

Chicken salad or eggs salad sandwich served with homemade crescent rolls make a perfect lunch or brunch.

Make homemade rolls and sandwich filling the night before so you can spend more time with your family.

Kids love to snack on mini silver dollar sandwiches. Make a bunch of little finger sandwiches and fill them with ham and cheese for a quick snack.

Crescent Rolls For Easter Salad Sandwiches – Photo by ready made from Pexels

Best Dinner Rolls For Easter Dinner Table

Easter time should be spent with your family. You shouldn’t have to be stuck in the kitchen and that is why these are the best rolls for Easter.

Easily make rolls the night before and place them in the oven to warm for a few minutes before gathering around the easter dinner table.

Another simple way to save time baking is by using rolls for breakfast sandwiches or mini chicken or tuna salad bites while coloring eggs together.

Simple dinner rolls cut in quarters clover shape – Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels

A good way to use up all the boiled colored eggs is to fill mini silver dollar or crescent rolls with egg salad. View how to make mini silver dollar sandwich rolls and crescent rolls in the recipe tips below.

Spending time together is important especially on special occasions like Easter.

Get everyone together around the easter table with cute bunny rolls, colored eggs, and have a wonderful time of the year.

Messy flour & eggs – Photo by Klaus Nielsen from Pexels

Ingredients

Flour all-purpose high-gluten flour works best.

Shortening can be substituted with vegetable oil or butter.

Yeast recipe calls for 1 fresh yeast cake substitute with 1 tablespoon instant yeast.

Milk whole or skim milk

White Sugar or substitute with honey

Table Salt or sea salt (kosher salt can be used, simply increase salt to 2 teaspoons)

Egg

Handmade Clover Dinner Rolls in Basket – Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels

Tools

  • Baking sheet like a cookie sheet.
  • Baking mat or parchment paper
  • Small saucepan
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Plastic scraper (optional tool for cutting bread dough and cleanup)

Steps To Make Simple Homemade Dough

Step 1 – In a small bowl dissolve fresh yeast with ½ cup water and 1 tsp sugar. *Skip this step if you’re using instant dry yeast.
Step 2 – Place milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat with shortening or butter and salt. Heat milk mixture to scalding or almost simmering. Cool milk mixture to a warm temperature.
Step 3 – Add flour, yeast, and milk to a large bowl or stand mixer. Mix together by hand and knead for 20 minutes. For a stand mixer with a dough hook mix on low-medium speed for 10 minutes.
Step 4 – Cover dough with a clean kitchen cloth or plastic wrap. Let rise until doubled in size about 3 ½ hours.
Step 5 – Punch dough down and cut into 12 equal pieces of dough. Add a little bit of flour to the work surface and shape yeast rolls. Shape dough into clovers, crescent rolls, or cute bunnies.

How to Shape Yeast Rolls For Easter

Clover Easter Rolls: Separate and shape a piece of dough that is a little bigger than a golf ball size. Place dough ball in a prepared baking dish 1″ apart. Using kitchen scissors clip the top of each roll twice forming an X on the top of each roll. Let rise before baking to a golden brown.

Easter crescent rolls handmade – Photo by ready-made from Pexels

Crescent Rolls: Shape dough into a smooth ball. Roll out flat to 1/2″ thick into a large circle. With a pizza cutter or sharp knife cut into quarters and quarter again to make 8 triangles.

Roll each triangle into a crescent shape from the longest end to the tip of the triangle, close with a dab of water. Rise until doubled in size and bake on a prepared cookie sheet until golden brown.

Cute Easter Bunny Rolls: Cut dough into 20 small pieces. Hand stretch each piece until it’s a smooth round ball. Flatten the ball to ½” thick. Cut top of the circle with a \ / shape to the center of the circle.

Be careful to leave a finger width between each cut in the center of the circle. Fold the center section in half touching the centerline, fold again on the centerline.

Hold the two ends, fold under, and pinch together. Fold tip up to form a nose. Place on a cookie sheet with parchment paper and let rise until doubled, bake to a golden brown bunny.

A wonderful way to celebrate the Easter season is sharing old recipes and baking new memories.

Angela K.

Mini Silver Dollar Sandwich Rolls: Cut dough into two round dough balls and hand stretch to a smooth ball. Roll dough to ¾” thick and cut with a 1.5” or 2” round cookie cutter or use the rim of a small cup.

Place rolls on a prepared cookie sheet and bake until golden brown for about 12 minutes at 350 F.

Homemade Rolls Recipe For Easter – Easy Recipe for Bread Rolls

Recipe by Porter – Adapted by Angela @blueboxrecipe.comCourse: bread, rollsCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium, Easy
Servings

24

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Resting Time

2

minutes
Baking Time

12-15

minutes

3 Homemade dinner rolls for Easter with one recipe. Shape yeast dough into simple clover-shaped rolls, crescent dinner rolls, or cute easter bunny rolls.

Serve with a chicken salad sandwich filling or place in a basket on your Easter table.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 2 tbsp shortening or vegetable oil

  • 2 tbsp sugar

  • 1 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 egg beaten

  • 1 yeast cake or 1 tablespoon active dry yeast

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 tsp sugar

  • 5 cups flour

Directions

  • Dissolve yeast cake with 1/2 cup water and 1 tsp sugar. (Skip this step if using active dry yeast)
  • Place milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat with shortening and salt. Heat milk mixture to scalding or almost simmering. Cool to a lukewarm milk temperature.
  • Add flour, yeast, and milk to a large bowl. Mix with a wooden spoon for 5 minutes. Knead by hand for 20 minutes on a lightly floured surface.
  • Cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel or flip a large mixing bowl over the top. Let dough rise until doubled. This could take several hours depending on the humidity and temperature of your kitchen.
  • Preheat the oven at 350°F. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until golden brown
    STEPS TO SHAPE YEAST ROLLS
  • Clover Easter Rolls: Separate and shape dough into small round dough balls, about golf ball size. Place dough ball in a prepared baking dish about 1″ apart.

    Using kitchen scissors clip the top of each roll twice forming an X shape. Rise & bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Crescent Rolls: Shape dough into two equal parts and smooth into balls. Roll out flat to 1/2″ thick into a circle. With a pizza cutter or sharp knife cut into quarters and a quarter again to make 8 slices.

    Roll each triangle into a crescent shape from the longest end to the tip of the triangle, close with a dab of water. Rise until double & bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cute Easter Bunny Rolls: Cut dough into 20 small pieces. Hand stretch each piece until it’s a smooth round ball. Flatten the ball to ½” thick. Cut top of the circle with a \ / shape to the center of the circle.

    Be careful to leave a finger width between each cut in the center of the circle. Fold the center section in half touching the centerline, fold again on the centerline. Hold the two ends, fold under, and pinch together. Fold tip up to form a nose. Let rise until doubled & bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes

  • How to make mini silver dollar sandwich rolls? Cut dough into two round balls and shape it into a smooth ball. Roll dough to ¾” thick, cut with a 1.5” or 2” round cookie cutter, or use the rim of extra small glass. Place on a prepared baking sheet and bake until golden brown for about 8-12 minutes at 350 F.
  • How to prepare baking sheet: with baking paper or baking mat for easy cleanup or butter the bottom of the ban to keep rolls from sticking.
  • How many rolls will this recipe make? A full dough recipe will make either 24 Dinner rolls, 16 crescent rolls, or 20 easter bunny rolls.
Porter’s Dinner Rolls Original handwritten recipe from BlueBoxRecipe.com
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