Dinner Buns

Dinner BunsWhen a family dinner rolls (maybe a wee bit of pun intended) around, where the main meat is turkey, it’s mandatory to have dinner buns. Dinner buns are the basis for midnight turkey sandwiches! And for those of you who want to have homemade rolls, I found an excellent recipe in the 250 Best Canadian Bread Machine Baking Recipes cookbook. They got rave reviews from all who ate them and even the Hubby proclaimed them the best buns I’ve ever made.

The best part of this recipe is that the dough is done in the bread machine and you only need to let the dinner rolls rise for 30 minutes, then bake off. I made them the day before, keeping sealed in a ziploc or beeswax bag. To make sure each roll were the same size, I pulled out my scale, weighed the dough and divided by 12, then weighed each roll.

Layer the ingredients in the order listed.

Dinner Buns

DInner Rolls


  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 1/4 cups all purpose flower
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons bread machine yeast


  • Layer the ingredients in the order listed into the bread machine and set the machine on dough setting.
  • When the cycle is completed, remove the dough and place on a well floured surface, covering with a large bowl. Let rest 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Weigh the dough and divide into 12 portions.
  • Shape into a roll shape and place in a well-greased 9x11 pan.
  • Cover with a clean linen dishtowel and set aside, somewhere warm, for 30 to 45 minutes.
  • Brush the tops with melted 1-2 tablespoons butter.
  • Preheat the oven to 375F and bake for 15 to 20 minutes (until a nice golden brown.)
  • Remove the buns from the pan and place on a rack to cool completely (before breaking apart).
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