Homemade Rolls


This is my go-to recipe for rolls. I got the recipe from my oh-so-sweet-and-talented sis-in-law, who refuses to be named (you know who you are!) I have done them so many times that it doesn’t seem like a lot of work.  They do take time, though.  Be prepared to make time for these!  They are tender and delicious!

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1 Tbsp yeast

2 Tbsp sugar

Add to 1/3 cup lukewarm water and let sit until foamy.

1/2 cup butter

1 cup milk

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp salt

Add butter, sugar, and salt with 1/2 cup of the milk.  Set 1/2 cup milk aside.  Put on stove in small saucepan until the butter is melted. Do not boil.  Take off stove.  Add remaining 1/2 cup milk to cool to lukewarm.

3 eggs

Beat eggs in large bowl.  Add lukewarm milk mixture.  That is why I reserve 1/2 cup of milk.  It ensures that the milk mixture isn’t too hot so it won’t cook the eggs and kill the yeast.

Tender rolls 5Add yeast.

Tender rolls 64 1/2 cups flour

Sift flour and add and mix gently.  The flour is measured before sifting.  The dough will be sticky.  You will notice that the dough starts to pull away from the sides, but it will not be firm.  Do not add too much flour or your rolls will be tough.

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Let raise for 2-3 hours, until at least double.

Tender rolls 10Roll out dough and spread with butter.

Tender rolls 12Cut out and put onto cookie sheet.  If you are lucky and careful, you will get more uniformly sized rolls.  When I am not careful, I get daddy-sized,  mommy-sized, and baby-sized rolls. 🙂

Tender rolls 13Let raise again for 30-35 minutes until about double in size.

Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  Eat immediately!  They will keep overnight, but my fav is to eat them hot!

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Wife, mother of twins, speaker, and creator of Balm to My Soul. I love to write, speak, sleep, snuggle and, if I really get lucky, inspire and help others. I am clearly imperfect but determined to be a little better every day. Some days are better than others! Thanks for stopping by!

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