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Heart Shaped Dinner Rolls


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These heart shaped dinner rolls are a fun addition to any romantic homemade dinner.  It just a few simple steps you can transform what would be an ordinary dinner roll into a heart shaped masterpiece.  Whether it’s Valentine’s Day your anniversary or any other special occasion, this bread is perfect for that special dinner.

A tray of heart shaped dinner rolls

Heart Shaped Bread

Every year for Valentine’s day we do a heart themed meal for our family dinner. These Valentine’s dinner rolls have become my new go-to because they are so easy and my girls think they are just about the best things ever. Because what little girl doesn’t love heart shaped food?? Am I right?!

These rolls are perfect for other occasions as well.  Do you have an anniversary coming up or are you looking for a simple way to tell someone you love them?  In just a few easy steps, you can add a fun twist to your dinner or you can even give a batch of these away as a thoughtful gift.

How To Make Heart Shaped Dinner Rolls

The first thing you need to do is find your favorite homemade dinner roll recipe.  If you don’t have a favorite, you should really check out these amazing Dinner Rolls.  They are super easy to make and they’re almost impossible to mess up.  Once you have your recipe, begin by following the directions to prepare dinner roll bread dough.

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a pile of raw dough on a baking sheet

Once your dough is ready, you’ll want to pull off about two ounces of dough and continue until you’ve separated all of the dough.  Two ounces is about as much dough as what would fit in an ice cream scoop.

a small 2 ounce ball of dough in someone's hand

Next, on a floured surface, roll each of the little balls of dough out with the tips of your fingers until it is 4 inches long. You may need to use both hands to roll out the dough.

a hand rolling out a piece of dough in order to make heart shaped bread

With a sharp knife, cut down the center of the dough, leaving about 1/2 inch at the end still attached. This will create a V shape in the piece of dough.

a piece of dough being sliced down the middle with a knife in order to be able to mold the bread into a heart shape

Next, you will fold one end of the V down into the center of the roll.

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folding down one side of the bread dough is the first step in forming a heart shaped roll

Then you’ll do the same thing on the other end of the roll of dough in order to create a heart shape.

a hand folding in the other side of the bread dough is the next step for heart bread

If you need to, lightly press the sides of the heart shaped roll in to get the correct shape.

a hand pinching the sides of the dough form to make the perfect heart shape

Place your roll on a prepared baking sheet and repeat with the remaining dough.

a hand holding a heart shaped piece of bread dough

Next allow the rolls to proof. When proofing bread I like to spray plastic wrap with a little olive oil and lightly place it (oil side down) over the rolls. This helps keeps the moisture in and is super easy to remove once the rolls are ready to go in the oven.

heart shaped bread dough on a baking sheet

Finally, bake your rolls according to your recipe’s instructions, until golden brown, and brush them with melted butter as desired.

a hand holding a heart shaped roll with a bite taken out


a hand holding a heart shaped dinner roll

Here are some other roll recipes we know you’ll LOVE!

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