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The ready to eat homemade dinner rolls recipe resting in the cast iron skillet on top of the wood burning cook stove.

Homemade Dinner Rolls Recipe Baked In A Wood Stove

  • Author: Sheri Ann Richerson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 18 dinner rolls 1x


  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water (affiliate link)
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast (affiliate link)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3½ cups flour (affiliate link)


  1. Check the temperature of your wood stove (affiliate link) using a wood stove (affiliate link) thermometer to make sure it is around 350 degrees Fahrenheit. If it is hotter, open the oven door to cool it down and if it is cooler, add some small twigs to heat it up.
  2. In a large bowl combine the water, oil, yeast (affiliate link) and sugar. Set this aside and allow the mixture to rest for 15 minutes while you prepare the other ingredients.
  3. Add 2 cups of the flour (affiliate link), the salt, and the egg to the yeast (affiliate link) mixture and stir to combine.
  4. Add the remaining flour (affiliate link) ½ cup at a time making sure to mix the flour (affiliate link) into the dough before adding more.
  5. Separate the dough into 18 equal sized sections.
  6. Roll each section into a ball.
  7. Place the dough balls into a cast iron skillet (affiliate link). They will be close together and this is ok.
  8. Let the dough rise in the cast iron skillet (affiliate link) for 10 minutes.
  9. Cover the cast iron skillet (affiliate link) with a domed lid.
  10. Place the cast iron skillet (affiliate link) in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  11. Remove the lid and continue baking another 10 minutes, or until the tops are just golden brown.
  12. Once the tops are golden brown, remove the cast iron skillet (affiliate link) and place it on top of the cast iron oven to brown the bottom of the biscuits. This takes about 5 minutes.


Note: If your cast iron oven is hotter than 350 degrees Fahrenheit, the time for baking this homemade dinner rolls recipe is going to change. For example, if the oven is closer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit this recipe might be done in as little as 10 minutes.

  • Category: Breads
  • Method: Wood Burning Stove

Keywords: homemade dinner rolls recipe, homemade dinner rolls, homemade dinner rolls, cooking wood stove, cooking wood burning stove

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