Bread Machine Rolls (Buttery Italian)

Bread Machine Rolls

This bread machine rolls recipe is very easy to make. It allows you to create delicious buttery rolls that contain a hint of rosemary. They can used as dinner rolls, hamburger buns, sandwich rolls, breakfast biscuits, etc. This recipe is very simple because you just need to shape the dough into “patties” & place them in the oven. Your bread machine does the hard stuff (i.e. mixing the ingredients & kneading the dough). Once you master these easy bread machine rolls, you should also try our Bread Machine French Bread recipe.

Please be aware that this is not the usual set & forget bread machine recipe. You have to shape the dough and your rolls will need to be finished in an oven (versus a bread machine). However, the prep work should only take you 5-10 minutes. For more great recipes (i.e. oatmeal bread, pizza dough or white bread), please visit Bread Dad’s main Bread Machine Recipes section. Bread Dad also has a printable and “pin-able” recipe at the bottom of the page. If you like this recipe, we hope you will leave a comment below and give us a 5 star rating. Thanks!

Add Ingredients to Bread Machine

Place Dough onto “Floured” Cutting Board

Divide Dough & Create Roll “Patties”

Rolls Fresh from the Oven

Bread Machine Rolls

Ingredients – Bread Machine Rolls (Buttery Italian)

  • 1 1/4 Cups – Milk (lukewarm)
  • 3 1/2 Cups – Bread Flour
  • 8 Tablespoons – Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 4 Tablespoons – White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons – Dried Rosemary
  • 2 Teaspoons – Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons – Bread Machine Yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons – Olive Oil (to coat dough)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon – Salt (optional – to sprinkle on top of dough before baking)

Servings – 12 bread rolls

  • Equipment required for this recipe –  Measuring cup & spoons, flexible spatula, oven mitts, baking sheets, large cutting board, oven… and of course, a bread machine!

Instructions – Bread Machine Rolls (Buttery Italian)

  • Soften butter in a microwave.
  • Place the milk, butter and then the rest of the ingredients into the bread pan. You can make a little indent on top of the flour in order to avoid the yeast falling into the water (until the machine starts). Do not combine the salt with the yeast (as the salt can kill the yeast). Place the yeast & salt in separate parts of the bread pan.
  • Put your machine on the “Dough” setting and press the start button. In our bread machine, the kneading & rising on the dough setting takes about approximately 1:30 hours.
  • When your bread machine has finished, unplug the machine & pour the dough onto a cutting board. Wear oven mitts. Sprinkle some flour on the cutting board (before you pour the dough) in order to avoid the dough sticking to the cutting board.
  • Divide the dough into 12 equal parts.
  • Roll the dough pieces into balls and then press them down slightly into semi-“patties” on a baking sheet.
  • Use a pastry brush & coat each dough ball/patty with olive oil.
  • Cover the dough ball/patties with a slightly wet cloth to protect from the dough for dust, etc.
  • Let the dough sit for at least 40 minutes. During this time, the yeast will rise and the dough will slowly expand into a round roll shape.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees before you begin to bake your rolls.
  • Remove the cover. Do not move the dough on the baking sheet.
  • Optional – Sprinkle a little salt on top of dough before baking. It should stick to the olive oil.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Baking time may vary depending on the size & shape of your bread rolls. To ensure even coloring, turn the baking sheet around in the oven at the 10 minute mark. Remember to wear oven mitts as the oven will be very hot.
  • Remove the baking sheet and place rolls on a cooling racks. Wear oven mitts. Let the rolls cool down for 5-10 minutes.

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Tips – Bread Machine Rolls (Buttery Italian)

  • The tips below are designed to help bread machine “novices” and those who haven’t touched their bread machine in years.
  • You might see some cracks in the rolls if the dough continues to rise during the baking process. The length of “maximum rising” time depends on the temperature/humidity of your kitchen. If you let the dough “patties” rise for 40 minutes, there should only be limited number of cracks in a few of the bread machine bread rolls. However, if you are still getting too many cracks in the crust of the rolls, you can allow the dough to rise for a longer period (i.e. 1 hour).
  • This recipe is very easy to make. The main issue is probably waiting for the roll “patties” to rise (about 40+ minutes) into proper rolls/buns before putting them in the oven. However, you don’t have to do anything (other maybe clean up any spilled flour or enjoy your morning coffee) as you wait for the dough to rise.
  • If anything is a little odd after the dough rises (i.e. a bit of the dough is sticking out), you can GENTLY press it back into shape. However, be gentle and don’t lift the dough because you don’t want to crush the airy dough.
  • If you do not have rosemary, you can use Italian herbs (Italian seasoning) as a good alternative in order to add extra flavor to your bread machine bread rolls.
  • If you have run out of bread flour, you can use all-purpose flour to make your bread machine bread rolls. An all-purpose flour bread might not be as fluffy/airy (as if you used bread flour) but it is still pretty good.
  • Many bakers like to make an indent in the top of the flour in order to hold the bread machine yeast in place (see the first recipe picture on this page for an example). This is done to prevent the yeast from falling into the liquid ingredients (and activating prematurely), coming into contact with the salt, etc. until the bread machine is turned on.
  • If you have a problem with a bread machine recipe, please make sure that you are following the recipe exactly (i.e. using the correct bread machine settings), you are using the correct amount of an ingredient (i.e. don’t eyeball the measurements versus using a measurement cup or accidentally add a teaspoon when a tablespoon is called for), you are using the correct ingredients (i.e. bread machine yeast versus regular yeast or bread flour versus all purpose flour), etc. Please don’t “wing” things with recipes.
  • If you start substituting ingredients (i.e. different types of flour), you are experimenting and should not expect similar results to the recipe shown above. Experimenting can be fun. However, you should expect some successes but more potential disappointments when you start to experiment with recipes. For example, if you substitute whole wheat flour for the bread flour, you will probably experience a problem (as whole wheat flour doesn’t rise nearly as well as bread flour). Moreover, whole wheat flour has a totally different flavor.
  • Be aware that some bread recipes may differ slightly between different types of bread machines. Therefore, please read your bread machine manufacturer’s  instructions for basic bread recipes (i.e. dough making, white bread or whole wheat bread) as these are more likely to work on your individual bread machine.
  • If you haven’t used your bread machine in a long time, please buy some new bread machine yeast before making your bread. Old yeast can die or lose its potency and this will lead to bread that does not rise properly. Bread machine yeast may not be viable if it has been sitting in your pantry for years.
  • You can also visit our Instructional Videos section if you want to watch videos in order to learn about common bread machine problems & solutions, bread making tips, etc.
  • Always wear oven mitts/gloves when dealing with ovens & bread machines. They can get very hot.
  • For more easy bread machine recipes (i.e. multigrain bread, banana bread, cornbread, etc.), please visit Bread Dad’s main Bread Machine Recipes section.

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Bread Machine Rolls (Buttery Italian)

This bread machine rolls recipe is very easy to make. It allows you to create delicious buttery rolls that contain a hint of rosemary. They can used as dinner rolls, hamburger buns, sandwich rolls, breakfast biscuits, etc. Visit BreadDad.com for more great bread machine recipes.
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Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Rising Time2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Sandwich, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, European
Keyword: bread machine recipes, bread machine rolls, bread machine rolls recipe, bread roll, bread roll recipe, dinner rolls
Servings: 12 Bread Rolls
Calories: 257kcal
Author: Bread Dad

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 Cups Milk (lukewarm)
  • 3 1/2 Cups Bread Flour
  • 8 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 4 Tablespoons White Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Dried Rosemary
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Bread Machine Yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil (to coat dough before rolls are put in oven)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt (optional - to sprinkle on top of dough before baking)

Instructions

  • Soften butter in a microwave.
  • Place the milk, butter and then the rest of the ingredients into the bread pan. You can make a little indent on top of the flour in order to avoid the yeast falling into the water (until the machine starts). Do not combine the salt with the yeast (as the salt can kill the yeast). Place the yeast & salt in separate parts of the bread pan.
  • Put your machine on the "Dough" setting and press the start button. In our bread machine, the kneading & rising on the dough setting takes about approximately 1:30 hours.
  • When your bread machine has finished, unplug the machine & pour the dough onto a cutting board. Wear oven mitts. Sprinkle some flour on the cutting board (before you pour the dough) in order to avoid the dough sticking to the cutting board.
  • Divide the dough into 12 equal parts.
  • Roll the dough pieces into balls and then press them down slightly into semi-"patties" on a baking sheet.
  • Use a pastry brush & coat each dough ball/patty with olive oil.
  • Cover the dough ball/patties with a slightly wet cloth to protect from the dough for dust, etc.
  • Let the dough sit for at least 40 minutes. During this time, the yeast will rise and the dough will slowly expand into a round roll shape.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees before you begin to bake your rolls.
  • Remove the cover. Do not move the dough on the baking sheet.
  • Optional - Sprinkle a little salt on top of dough before baking. It should stick to the olive oil.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Baking time may vary depending on the size & shape of your bread rolls. To ensure even coloring, turn the baking sheet around in the oven at the 10 minute mark. Remember to wear oven mitts as the oven will be very hot.
  • Remove the baking sheet and place rolls on a cooling racks. Wear oven mitts. Let the rolls cool down for 5-10 minutes.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Roll | Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 498mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 276IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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