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The Best Yeast Rolls

These are the best Yeast Rolls and they turn out perfect every time. With just the right amount of sweetness, these homemade rolls taste heavenly slathered with butter. They are a great addition for a Sunday supper or holiday meal. And they are a must on the Thanksgiving table.

The Best Yeast Rolls

 

These rolls are so buttery and light and they bake up golden on top. They are light, but sturdy enough to make mini sandwiches with.

There is nothing better than homemade rolls. I can eat my weight in them. Store bought rolls don’t even come close to competing. These yeast rolls take a little time investment, but it is so worth it. They really are the beast yeast rolls.

The Best Yeast Rolls

 

This recipe is made from your basic dinner roll ingredients: yeast, flour, butter, eggs, and milk plus some sugar. The eggs and butter add a wonderful richness to the rolls.

The Best Yeast Rolls

 

Can I freeze these yeast rolls?

Yes. You can freeze them right after shaping them into balls. You will need to remove them from the freezer at least 2 hours before serving. They need to thaw and rise before baking.

Tips for making the Best Yeast Rolls

  • If you don’t have a warm place for them to rise, no problem. It will just take longer for them to rise, but they will still rise.
  • Good warm places include the top of the dryer when it is on or in front of a sunny window. You can also heat the oven to 200 degrees and then turn it off. Place the dough in the oven with the door cracked open.

This recipe makes a full 9×13-inch pan full of rolls. Perfect for a holiday meal. This is a classic yeast roll recipe you will turn to again and again.

The Best Yeast Rolls

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The Best Yeast Rolls

The Best Yeast Rolls

These Yeast Rolls are so pillowy soft with just the right amount of sweetness.
PREP: 15 mins
COOK: 20 mins
Rise time: 2 hrs
TOTAL: 35 mins
SERVINGS: 20 rolls

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup water (105 to 115 degrees)
  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, may need a little more

Instructions

  • Place milk in a small saucepan and bring it just to a boil. Immediately remove from heat and stir in sugar, butter, and salt. Let cool to lukewarm. (You don't want it hotter than 115 degrees.)
  • Mix together warm water and yeast. I do this right in the glass measuring cup that I measure the water in. Let sit a few minutes.
  • Pour yeast mixture into the mixing bowl for your electric mixer. Add milk mixture, eggs, and 2 cups of flour. Beat with paddle attachment until mixed. 
  • Beat in remaining 2 1/2 cups flour gradually. There is a chance you will need a little less than 4 1/2 cups of flour.
  • Next knead the dough. You can use the dough hook and the electric mixer. Beat with speed set to 2 for about 7 minutes.
    Or you can knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 8 to 10 minutes. 
    I like to use the dough hook for about 5 minutes and then knead by hand for a few minutes.
  • Place dough in a buttered bowl. Turn the dough ball so it gets greased with butter on all sides. Cover bowl with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap and set in a warm place to rise for 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Divide dough into balls of about 2 to 3 tablespoons each. Place in a greased 9x13-inch pan. I do 5 rows with 4 in each roll. Cover and let rise 1 hour.
  • About 10 minutes before rolls are ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Brush tops of rolls with butter and serve.

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Course: Breads
Cuisine: Southern

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183 thoughts on “The Best Yeast Rolls”

  1. I made these in muffin pan, not side by side and they were beautiful. The were a little dry in center. Maybe should have used bread flour? Second rise too long? We ate them and they were good, I just had higher expectations.

  2. Love them, good for sweet rolls or dinner rolls (use 1/2 of the sugar). Easy in a bread machine.

  3. These are amazing. They are now going to be part of regular meals instead of just holiday ones. Thank you!

  4. I’m sure they’ll be delicious but won’t be coming back to your site.

    Popup ads constantly cover up the recipe, making it very hard to follow. Hope you can change to scrolling ads so you will make $ and guests to your site can have a good experience.

  5. Lena Napier

    Yes, I have made them several times and they always are delicious! I am going to try different recipe’s. I love to cook. I am making some cinnamon rolls too! They are very tasty!

  6. I made these rolls for Thanksgiving, my family loved them so I’m making again just because!?

  7. Julie Szymanski

    These are best rolls I have ever made. They were voted in at thanksgiving to be made every holiday.

  8. These are the best rolls I’ve ever made!! I’ve been trying lots of different bread recipes (both loaves and rolls) and I am never really satisfied with how they come out. I made these a few days ago for thanksgiving and they were a HUGE hit!

  9. When putting out to rise, I set the bowl for 1st rise and the pan of rolls for 2nd rise on a heating pad set on a low setting. They rise perfectly.

  10. These rolls are SO good! I did a trial run on 3 different recipes for Thanksgiving and this one was the winner. Will be making this as our go to roll for the holidays. Thanks for the yummy recipe!

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