Sunday, April 5, 2015


Dark & Soft Dinner Rolls Recipe @

Making your own dinner rolls are surprisingly easy and when you taste these  soft rolls, you'll agree they are superior to any store bought ones.

Baking bread is a complete joy for me and I had a lot of fun experimenting classic recipes with a new twist.  How about baking this Dark & Soft Dinner Rolls for breakfast or snack?   These rolls get its color from cocoa powder and instant coffee.

The dough for these  Dark & Soft Dinner Rolls  have a nice texture and is simple to shape.  One of the important elements in getting a perfect roll is the liquid.  It should be lukewarm  rather than  hot. Small difference in the amount of water can make a big difference to your finished loaf. Too little liquid creates a dense and dry loaf.

When you make bread by hand, kneading and shaping it lets you get a good feel for the dough and its elasticity. If it is too sticky, leaving it for 10 minutes after mixing can help.  Remember, you will get better as time goes on.

Dark & Soft Dinner Rolls Recipe  @

Yield      :     8 rolls

2 cup   all purpose flour
1/2  cup plus 3 tablespoon warm water
1/4  cup sugar
1/2  tablespoon   cocoa
1 tsp instant coffee
1/2   tsp salt
1 and 1/2 tsp instant yeast
2  tablespoon  melted butter
Milk for topping

Dinner Rolls Recipe @


Place flour, cocoa, coffee sugar yeast and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir to mix.

Add in  butter and warm water. Mix and forms into soft dough. If too sticky, add 1-2 tablespoons more flour.

Transfer onto floured board, knead by hand for 10 minutes.

Place dough in an oiled and covered bowl, let rise until doubled for about  1-2  hours.

Gently punch the dough, divide into  8 ball. Shape as desired and let rise for 60 minutes. Towards the end of rising time, preheat oven @ 180 C,

Brush rolls with milk and bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Enjoy!

Dinner Rolls Recipe @

Other bread recipes you would be interested:

Braided Nutella Brioche
Cinnamon Rolls
Chocolate Swirl Bread

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Medeja- CranberryJam said...

They look delicious! Nothing better than fresh buns out of the oven :D

great-secret-of-life said...

so so soft and tempting roll..

Julie said...

lovely bread,looks pillow soft!

shobha's Zayaka said...

What a perfectly baked rolls....never tried at home.

Winnie said...

These rolls look FANTASTIC !!
I love the color and the texture. No doubt they're soft :)

Unknown said...

Looks flavorful rolls !

Jess said...

These look so amazing...I may have drooled!

Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

Lilly's Mom said...

These rolls look so yummy. How interesting to add coffee and chocolate to the dough. I'm going to try and make some.

Katerina said...

These are perfect rolls to accompany any meal!

Juliana said...

These rolls look so good, soft and fully...I like the idea of chocolate and coffee...
Enjoy the rest of the week :)

Echo aka The Mad Mommy said...

These look absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing them at the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup!

Unknown said...

Homemade rolls are delicious and these look so good! Thanks for sharing at the Home Matters Linky Party! We hope to see you next week!

Bridget/The Recipe Wench said...

Love fresh bread! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us at the Inspire Me Mondays Link-Up!

Maria said...

Hope you can stop by Fabulous Friday again and share more of your very unique posts... love the rolls that you shared at my last party
Thanks Maria

kitchen gadgets said...

nice recipe... its really inspiring. thanks

Colleen said...

These rolls look incredible! Thanks for adding this recipe to the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop :)

April J Harris said...

There's nothing like homemade bread rolls, and yours look delicious! I like that they are dark rolls, so they have more fibre and are better for us. Easy enough for everyday, these are also perfect for celebration meals. Thank you so much for sharing and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party Community.

Rebecca of Zucchini Sisters said...

These rolls look so good, Nora! Congrats, you've been featured tonight at Celebrate Your Story!

Sylvia | Grace for a Gypsy said...

Im saving this one! Thanks for linking up with us at the GATHERING OF FRIENDS LINK PARTY 10

Ann said...

I love homemade rolls and these look delicious! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.