“1-Hour Dinner Rolls Recipe”

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Proofing 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr
My 1-Hour Dinner Rolls are brushed with garlic butter and lovely enough for a Thanksgiving dinner, but easy enough for a weeknight comfort meal.
Servings: 16 rolls
Author: Gemma Stafford


  • 4 cups (1 lb 4oz/568g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast* (see notes below)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons (1oz/28g) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups (12fl oz/355 ml) warm water or 1/2 and 1/2 milk and water


  • tablespoons (1 1/2 oz/ 43g) butter, room temperature
  • cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, dried


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, add the flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Mix to combine.
  • Add in the softened butter and mix on low speed until the butter breaks up into large breadcrumbs.
  • While still mixing, slowly stream in the water. (Note: add enough water all for your dough to form a tight ball and clean the bottom of the bowl. You might not need all the liquid)
  • Increase the speed to medium and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Transfer the dough into a lightly greased large bowl and cover tightly with cling wrap and a dish towel. Let the dough rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 20 minutes.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and form it into an even ball. Using a dough cutter or knife, cut the dough in half. Roll each half of the dough into a long log. Cut each log into 8 rolls. Roll each one into the shape of a ball (see easy rolling technique in video above)
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Place each rolled piece of dough about 1 centimeter apart.
  • Cover the rolls with cling wrap and allow to rise again while your oven is preheating to 400°F (200°C). This will take around 20 minutes. 
  • While the rolls are rising, mix together the melted butter, minced garlic and dried parsley in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • When the rolls have risen for the second time and joined together, lightly brush the rolls with half of the melted garlic butter (reserve the other half for after they are baked).
  • Bake until golden brown, roughly brown, roughly 18-22 minutes. Immediately after removing the rolls from the oven, brush them with the remaining melted garlic butter.
  • After cooling slightly pull apart and serve. Cover remaining rolls and store at room temperature for up to 2-3 days. They also freeze really well.

Recipe Notes

*You can replace the sugar with runny honey in the same quantity. You may need to adjust the liquids if you use a liquid sugar in any recipe.

Use dried instant yeast in all my bread recipes because it can be added straight into the dry ingredients without sponging in water beforehand.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJqlw6nBdXU




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“Bohemian Rhapsody Interrupted by Bernie Lookalike”


Bohemian Rhapsody Interrupted by Bernie Lookalike? Shocked Crowd! Cole Lam 12 Years Old

PLEASE SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE* Queen Bohemian Rhapsody never fails to pull a reaction from a massive crowd! This was a little funny as the gentlemen interrupted me when I started to play Bohemian Rhapsody to ask me if I could play Bohemian Rhapsody. I assume one of them must have seen me play @Queen Official Bohemian Rhapsody here before, or maybe on YouTube! Check out the reaction of the audience when it “appears” that they may be wanting me to stop or get off the piano – and then all smiles when it is clear that they were asking for another song! Played on Elton John’s donated Yamaha @Yamaha_Global piano at London St Pancras International Station. There’s usually a nice crowd here – and this time it was enormous!

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“The Christmas Candle” Good Movie for Today

“Just by accident… I was looking for something else and this “The Christmas Candle” came on and  then…  I receive a phone call,  an had to put this aside.”

Later, I got back to the computer and was now looking for… that which I was earlier looking for … and once again this very same story was continuing… so, nothing to do… just  started listening and watching  and then… could not stop!

As, I was watching for a good amount of time… started to think … that I had seen this… maybe years and years ago… maybe on TV…  so now,  I am watching… and it is such a good story, compared to what is generally on TV today… just thought someone else may like, to take the time to watch… as it is a very good “Christmas Time” story to watch… and make you feel good, too… that you did take the time to watch.

Sit back and enjoy!

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“A Thanksgiving Photo of our HAPPY Family”

Thanks for my “Wonderful Family!”


When Thanksgiving Time comes in November… it is a very good time to give Thanks to our Creator,  for all of those wonderful gifts, He gives us to enjoy while here on Earth… no matter where we are and or what we are doing…  He is blessing us, with those gifts that we need at that designated  time … that we are receiving   graciously and using them, just as directed.

Check out in your Bible… Psalm 139.

Thank You – Almighty Yahweh” –  for putting me with  this earthly family – that You knew – that I would be very satisfied with – for all of my “LIFE” here  –  and for me to be a part of  Your Family – for all eternity!  

I do not know, nor understand how all of our living… here on earth – it is a “Mystery”  – not ours to reason why – but to learn and –  to obey Your Commandments and follow Your word in the bible …

Your Manuel  – which has so many nuggets of information  – for us – if we but decide early in “LIFE” to seek You!

This picture is taken in front of the “German St. Vincent Orphan Home” in the 1940s – I am taking this picture – I feel that this is a very good picture  of “MY FAMILY” – and I have always been very proud to be a part  of the “McClarren Family!”   (L to R)   – Tom, brother – Denny, Sr.,  my Father –  Denny Jr., brother – Marie, My Mother.


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“Looks like You have the Biggest Turkey”

“Did – You – get too much – TURKEY?”

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The day after “THANKSGIVING”  … will you be  asking yourself…  “Did we get too much Turkey … since we had to go to several homes for dinner, and we were expected to eat as if … we were really… ready for a full- course   feast???”

That’s  the way it goes each year… 

Sometimes…  you are invited for a “SUNDAY Thanksgiving Dinner” … and  then on   “Thursday… Thanksgiving Day” … you are expected to be at three (3) more homes !  

You have to put on  your “HAPPY”  ready to eat lots  more of “TURKEY” face…  and all the time… you are  now feeling so “STUFFED”  … “You are almost feeling like… you are turning into a “Turkey” and being stuff…

You just don’t know …  “where  in the world,  do I, or can I even put  another …  Turkey dinner???

Here’s the solution,  the month before…    YOU start doing without  “LUNCH”  and see if  you  lose a pound or two… and if you  are not losing a pound or two… try a few liquid meals! 

Need to do something faster,   just eat an “APPLE” cut in very thin slices for one meal !  Next day  make  it two  apple meals… you cut-up and start  eating very thin slices of apple!  

 An “APPLE” a day keeps the “DOCTOR” away and you will be regular, too !!!  

It will be, just  for a couple of weeks  and then,  you will start looking so good and  terrific,  that you may want to do the “APPLE” a meal thing,  even  after   “Thanksgiving”  just so you can look and really begin to feel, like that  highly active and creative  person you know you can be… but, only if you  really want???

 The main idea is  to be the “LIFE” of the party at each dinner, enjoy  what you are doing,  take part in everything, everyone will love your company, and  guess what…  they will ask you,  to come back… next year!

“The name of the  – GAME  – is  to  have  “FUN” and share  all  of your past good times …with  more wonderful ideas for all  of the  guests…  hanging on to all those  future plans to have many more Happy days of celebrating Thanksgiving  in future years… 

So…as  this “Thanksgiving”   will also be stored away with all of our most enjoyable days and times for sharing LOVE … one to another and as we are finishing this year,  with just one  more month to go, so…  we will be  adding  more HAPPY OCCASIONS…  to  all  of our HAPPY TIMES….  making that which… we will all call … “HAPPY MEMORIES!”     D.V.

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On November 20th, National Absurdity Day reigns supreme. Oddness and weirdness take over. We’re not sure why, but it does. 

Throughout history, bizarre occurrences mark the calendar.  It may seem absurd today to send your child cross country by airplane, but people do. There’s a process, attendants, an adult on the other side waiting to retrieve the precious package.

When the postal service first launched in 1913, children falling within the shipping weights were sent cross country by parcel service. Mailed babies were shipped off to Grandma’s house, some for as low as 15 cents plus insurance.

This day was created as a day to recall and note some of the entirely off the wall and ridiculous things in history, in our country, and our lives.

Absurdity Day is also a day to have fun and do crazy, zany, and absurd things. Use the day as an excuse to let out the silly antics hidden inside them. You can do things you have wanted to do that make absolutely no sense at all, and it will be okay because you will be celebrating this National Day.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalAbsurdityDay

Do whatever absurd things that pop into your mind. (Please keep safety in mind.) Use #NationalAbsurdityDay to post on social media. 

Educators and families, it may seem absurd, but the National Day Calendar Classroom has a project perfect for celebrating even this extra-special holiday. Be sure to check it out.


National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this absurd holiday.

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