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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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audreystyle on 3.13.2020

I’m happy to hear that your family loves them. Thank you for letting me know!

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Kathy Smickle on 11.27.2019

I made these with all purpose flour and they are great! Then I made them with bread flour, and I find them to be even better! The best yeast rolls I’ve ever made, so light and yummy. Both batches! Family loves them. Thanks for the recipe

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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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terrilw on 4.12.2020

Made the dough in my bread machine. Could not have been easier start to finish. The 12 rolls got huge during rising in the baking dish so next time I’ll probably make 15 rolls and bake in two dishes. But, delicious and will definitely make again!

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Kathy Smickle on 11.27.2019

Best yeast rolls I’ve ever made, great texture and flavor!

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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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