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Heavenly Yeast Rolls

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I got this recipe from my sister ages ago, and I have adjusted the recipe to what it is now. Everyone I make these rolls for loves them, and moans upon taking their first bite.

Ingredients

  • 1-½ cup Warm Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Yeast
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter
  • 4 cups Bread Flour

Preparation

In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water with the sugar. Add the salt, butter, and 3 cups of the flour. Mix until smooth. Add in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough, adding more flour if needed. Push your fingers into the dough; the dough should feel like it’s going to stick to your fingers as you pull them away, but doesn’t. That’s how you know the consistency is just right.

Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 to 20 minutes. Place in a lightly greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down. Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup, measure out the dough for 12 rolls. Shape each into a ball. You may have a little bit of dough left over, so make whatever you want with that. Place the rolls into a greased 9″x13″ pan. Cover and let rise until they are at least double in size, about 30 to 45 minutes. You can let them rise longer to get even larger rolls, but you need to watch them carefully so they don’t over-rise and then deflate when they bake. I always let them rise to their maximum capacity. Also, note if you are using regular yeast or rapid rise yeast; this will change the rising times, as will the temperature in your house.

Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. After I take them out of the oven, I always spread butter over the tops of the rolls.

Note: the dough can also be done in a bread machine on the dough cycle if you have that, but just be sure to still test the dough midway through the kneading cycle to make sure the consistency is correct. After the dough is done rising, proceed with the recipe as directed.

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Tammy Cunningham on 7.13.2015

I made these last night and they were a big hit with my family. They came out so fluffy and are the best tasting rolls I have had in ages.

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angelinnicholson on 12.27.2011

YUM! These are just fabulous (even when cheating and making them using the dough setting on the bread machine).

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Beth on 11.16.2011

These are the best rolls I’ve ever eaten! I make a batch once a week now. Has anyone tried to freeze the dough after the 2nd rise, then thaw and bake later?

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audreystyle on 7.26.2011

I’m so glad you all like the rolls. It’s interesting that someone rated my recipe without giving a review. I thought one had to give a review in order to rate a recipe? It would have been nice to hear what that person had to say about the reason for the rating they gave the rolls. Of course, they may have not liked the rolls so much, which is fine, but if they ran into some sort of problem, I can’t offer any advice or help.

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swantine on 7.15.2011

I made these last night. I really wanted to make some good rolls or bread but had no eggs in the fridge. I chose this recipe, thinking “OK, I have lots of flour if I have to start over…” WELL, these rolls are SO GOOD there was no need to start over! Everybody loved them. I didn’t need any dadgum eggs! Thank you! I’m going to make these all the time!

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Kelly on 5.21.2015

Very good!

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Carolyn on 11.26.2014

My family loves these and I plan to make these easy-to-make crowd pleases often! Thank you for sharing!

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ccred on 7.27.2013

I’ve tried lots of roll recipes, but this one is the BEST! Always comes out great.

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cs3andme on 4.20.2012

These are incredible! Made them Easter Sunday for dinner and had the (very few) leftovers for sandwiches the next day. Great recipe!

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angelinnicholson on 12.27.2011

Easy and delicious! Thanks for posting this recipe.

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