Heart shaped dinner rolls are perfect for Valentine’s Day! So easy to make. Brush with butter and add cinnamon and sugar!
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These little dinner rolls are perfect for Valentine’s Day! Shape roll dough into heart shapes using this easy tutorial! I saw this idea on the Rhodes Bake-N-Serv site and knew it would be easy to adapt using our favorite homemade roll recipe!
We like making half of them plain (brushed with butter) and the rest brushed with butter and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. So delicious.
Heart Shaped Dinner Rolls
One batch will make 24 buttery dinner rolls. Perfect for a crowd.
HOW TO MAKE THE DOUGH
The dough is pretty basic.
- You’ll want to heat the milk in the microwave for a minute or two (until it’s hot) and add the butter to it and let it cool until it is warm NOT hot.
- While the milk is cooling, go ahead and mix 1/2 cup of water with the yeast and let it sit for 5 minutes until it is nice and bubbly.
- Once the yeast has proofed, and the milk is room temperature, combine both in a large bowl and add sugar and salt. Then mix in the flour, one cup at a time, until a soft dough forms.
- Knead on a floured surface for 3 or until you have a soft ball of dough. Then place back into the bowl. Add a bit of oil to the boil before placing the dough back inside. (Coating the bread dough with oil helps it rise without sticking.)
- Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap and place in a warm place until doubled, about an hour.
WHERE IS A GOOD PLACE TO LET DOUGH RISE?
A warm place is a perfect place for yeast to do its thing. I preheat my oven for 60 seconds then shut the heat off. I place my bowl of dough with a damp cloth covering it inside my oven.
HOW TO Shape Heart Rolls
Cut a snip in the middle of the wide end using a pair of scissors (about 1 1/2″)
Form in to a heart shape.
Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Heart Shaped Dinner Rolls Recipe
Heart Shaped Dinner Rolls
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 4 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast 2 packets
- 1 1/2 cups warm milk
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 5 1/2 cups flour bread or all purpose
- 1/4 cup melted butter to brush over finished rolls
- cinnamon and sugar
- In a small bowl mix warm water and yeast. Allow to proof until foamy (about 5 minutes).
- Heat milk in microwave until hot (90 seconds-2 minutes). Stir in butter. Let stand until milk is warm NOT hot.
- Pour butter and milk mixture into a large bowl. Add water and yeast mixture.
- Stir in sugar and salt.
- Mix in flour, one cup at a time.
- Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth.
- Place in a well oiled large bowl, and turn dough to coat. Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap. Allow dough to rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.
- Punch dough down and divide dough into 24 pieces.
- Roll each piece into a 3" drumstick shape (wider at one end than the other).
- Cut a snip in the middle of the wide end using a pair of scissors (about 1 1/2")
- Form in to a heart shape.
- Place rolls on greased baking sheet (12 on each sheet).
- Allow to rise for 25 minutes.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Brush hot rolls generously with melted butter while in pans. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar (optional).