"But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." Philipians 3:13b,14

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Grandma's Yeast Rolls (...but in the bread machine...sorry Grandma.....)

These rolls.... oohhhhh these rolls.

They are delicious. Fluffy. Buttery. Soft and perfect.

I love them. Wade loves them (with peanut butter and syrup..... which I think is gross but he LOVES). My kids love them.

You should make them. PLUS you can make the dough in the bread machine!! Come on people, how simple is that?? ;)


This recipe is adapted from one that Wade's grandma showed me when she lived in California for a brief time. She was an amazing woman.

Here's what you'll need:



  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast (or one package)

So what you want to do is put the ingredients in the bread machine in the order that I've listed them above:



Then put your bread machine on the "dough" cycle .



Then, uuhhhh.....you know. Go eat bon bons.

Isn't that what housewives do all day?

Ha ha.

So when the machine is about done, you'll want to get a few things ready. Spray a 9x13 pan with Pam:

I am sorry, my hand is so hideous.

Ok, then flour a cutting board:



And melt 4 Tb butter in a little bowl:


Great! Now when the dough is done, you're going to plop it out onto your floured cutting board, and now you have two choices. If you want large rolls (like to make small sandwiches on, or if you prefer a large dinner roll to small ones) divide the dough into 12 pieces. If you want smaller dinner rolls, divide the dough into 20 pieces (I do 20)






Then roll each piece into a little ball, and put the balls seam side down into your pan, 4 across the small side, 5 down the long side. Brush each one with a little of the melted butter (you won't use all of it- you want to brush the rolls again when they come out of the oven)




Now you want to let the rise for about 45 minutes or so. They will get all cozy with each other and be touching....





The last 20 minutes or so of rising, preheat the oven to 375. Then bake the rolls for 15-18 minutes, or until the tops are golden.

Then, when they come out of the oven, brush the tops with the rest of the butter. Mmmmmm.... butter.....



Then, let them cool in the pan. Then, tell your family they didn't turn out, lock yourself in the bedroom, and eat them. All of them.

Wipe the butter off your hands before you come out, or they'll be suspicious.




These rolls are worth every calorie!

Now, on to another kind of roll. The belly roll (the kind I am constantly battling with, due to my love affair with food....)

I started week #2 of weight training. Today was good!! A little bit easier than last week! And I moved up a few pounds on all of the weights. So now, instead of just bench pressing the bar, I can bench press the bar and one of those tiny, 5 lb weights on each side, ha ha. I have to admit, it feels good to be doing weights again after such a long hiatus.

And I am happy to report that I didn't walk into the Men's locker room today! Aren't you proud of me??!

Have a great day!!

DINNER TONIGHT:
Homemade Pizza
Salad
Watermelon and Oranges

72 comments:

  1. Those look delish, Shari! If you don't have a bread machine, how long should you knead the dough for? Can't wait to make them!

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  2. I would either do 5 minutes in a kitchen aid, or 8 minutes by hand! :) I miss you girl!

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  3. You have to!! They are the BEST rolls! I always eat too many.....

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  4. Making them for Thanksgiving!! Thanks Shari :)

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  5. Have you made these the day before serving and re-heated? Or would it be better to par bake? Or make the dough and leave in the fridge overnight? Any idea... thanks for the recipe they were really yummy. Tammy

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  6. Glad you like them Diane!!

    Tammy- I have made the dough ahead and put it in the fridge, but what I usually do is make them the day of and serve them room temp. They are fantastic at any temp!! :)

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  7. When I looked in on mine in the bread machine, it was making more of crumbles than a dough ball.?? Ideas..? I used whole white flour. Thank you.

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  8. Love this recipe....use it for the basis of cinnamon rolls as well....delish!

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  9. I've been making these since I found your recipe last December, 2012. So delicious and easy! We also make little mini monkey bread rolls with this recipe in the muffn pan. Yum!

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    1. Can you share how you make monkey bread with this recipe as a base?

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    2. I'm pretty sure you just roll the balls out into little balls, roll the balls in a cinnamon/sugar mixture and stack them on each other in a bunt cake pan. That's how we did it anyway...

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  10. I made these today. It was my first attempt at making rolls. They were delicious! I will be making these again soon.
    Julie

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  11. I made two pans of these delicious rolls tonight. Thanks so much for posting the recipe. They were a big hit and a special treat!
    You had us all giggling with your comments. :)

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  12. These are delicious, I now make these every Saturday for my family....they don't last long! Thanks for the recipe :)

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  13. I just want to say thank you for this recipe. It's absolutely delicious! We've made 2 batches of rolls and pizza crust (for an apple dessert pizza) so far, and I just formed a fourth batch into pretzels, which I basted with butter and sprinkled with sea salt and am about to pop in the oven. Such a yummy and universal dough ~ I love how soft it is. I'm thinking raisin cinnamon rolls and cheese rolls or garlic cheese twists for future batches. Thanks again for sharing!

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  14. These rolls are MOST EXCELLENT. Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  15. These rolls were delicious and so easy to make. This was my first time making them with my breadmaker. Abssolutely love them and so did my family.. I will be making them again for Thanksgiving. Can you say umm,umm, Goooooood !!! Thanks so much for sharing yor recipe.

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  17. how well does this recipe double? I am needing about 40 rolls.

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  18. I made a practice batch of these rolls last night while I was making my Thanksgiving pies. My husband RAVED about these practice rolls! He took the left overs to work this morning commenting that he would only share with whom he deemed roll worthy.
    I used the proofing on my oven to rise them. I had trouble forming into balls and were a little deformed. But, I looked up a how to roll rolls on youtube and I've got this, now. I'm looking forward to the next batch that I will make for Thanksgiving. I think I will run the dough through the bread machine, make the rolls and then put into the frig over night. I'll rise and bake in the morning. Thanks for the great recipe!

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    1. As an addendum to my original post.
      My extended family are crazy about these rolls. I will be making 3 batches of dough to bake in the morning for our Christmas Eve supper. I used Gold Metal unbleached all purpose flour.
      Additionally, if you are on a budget, sign up to bring the rolls to the party. Very inexpensive to make, and they are beyond great!

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  19. Can someone tell me, do you use regular flour or bread machine flour??
    Thank you

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  20. I have a flour question too. All Purpose, Self Rising or Bread Flour? Not sure of all the differences. Also like to know if you have more recipes & where to find them...especially any bread/bread related recipes. I'd love a great pizza dough, preferably one done in the bread machine. I haven't tried making the yeast rolls yet but as great as they sound and look, I will as soon as I know which flour us best to use for them. Thanks.

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    1. Not self rising. Bread flour or all purpose will work great. Self rising flour contains baking powder and salt.

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  21. My sister, Denise Brown, made these and brought them to the family Christmas gathering this past Saturday. God love her , she brought 2 pans. We gently reheated them in the oven and then we demolished one entire pan, incredibly delicious! Being the wonderful, kind sister, she left some rolls for the hostess and then took ALL of the remaining home....none for me but after eating these I understand totally!! Fabulous rolls..this is a 5 STAR GO TO recipe...I endorse them....I will be making these using my Kitchen Aid Mixer as I dont have a bread machine...I promise you that these are GREAT

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  22. Liesa, I use all purpose flour and they are beyond wonderful!

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  23. These are my new go to rolls. Always get tons of compliments! Thanks for a great recipe.

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  24. Tried these tonight for our Sunday dinner. Delicious! They weren't as pretty as yours, but that will come with time. So thankful that the machine can do all the work and I just have to roll, rise and bake. Definitely adding this to my collection. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Do you use ap flour our bread flour?

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  26. I am 61 and have never made any bread EVER. I found your recipe yesterday, made the rolls last night in a bread machine that has been sitting on a shelf for 5 years (never used) and the rolls are yummy and beautiful! The recipe is great AND EASY but your humor is even more delightful. Thank you! I am so glad I found your blog!

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  27. This is very similar to my Aunt Mary Ann's roll recipe - and now that I know how to do the second rising in my 100 degree electric oven -- I can use the dough cycle from my bread maker! Making for the second time on mother's day!

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  28. I do not know how to use my electric oven for the rising of a second batch. Could someone help me out here. I love the recipe, but was wondering how to have enough for a big group all at once. I would appreciate your comments, hopefully soon. I would like to try the rolls for a gathering this Monday (Memorial Day).

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    1. I turn my oven on at 200 degrees for 5 minutes, then turn it off, cover the rolls with a cloth or towel, then let them rise. Works perfectly.

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  29. I have a small business of bakery products.it will be helpful to me

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  30. Hi! I was curious as to whether anyone had made these with whole wheat flour? I had to buy a ton of wheat to grow fodder for the critters, and since it is graded for human consumption I thought "Hey, lets grind some of this to use in the kitchen too!" So I have several (30) pounds of ground whole wheat in my freezer. I have made these rolls before (OMG good!!) and wondered if they would be as good with fresh wheat. Wondering what ration I would use if I did part bread flour and part whole wheat?

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  31. YUMMY! Made these tonight and seriously thought about taking your advice and saying they didn't turn out and then hiding in the bedroom I eating them. LOL

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  32. I have made these 2x, and they are delicious!, Easy to make, and everyone loves them. This recipe ill be a fav for a long time and a taker to family dinner, potlucks etc. If you have not made them yet, DO IT No! and reap the praises. Thanks so much for sharing. BobiB

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  33. can you make the dough, roll them, then put them in the freezer and thaw/rise/bake them the day of?

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  35. I never made dinner rolls before, and being a first time I have to say they came out perfect. I made them with my roast and they tasted wonderful. My family loved them! I will make these again. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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  36. Easy and delicious thank you for sharing this recipe :)

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  37. I have made these rolls several times and they always come out perfect! Thank you!

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  38. The first time I made these, my husband nearly devoured the whole pan; the second time I made them I took them to a potluck and they were gone in 15 minutes from the time they went on the table. I keep making them and freezing them to keep enough around so I don't have to make them 2-3 times a week. They are so easy, so simple perfect, so absolutely delicious, no mater what you spread on them. Way to go, thanks for sharing. Bobi

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  39. I am trying these non... Will let you know how they turn out. Thanks for the recipe

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  40. The rolls were great..... Will make again.... And again thank you

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  41. Oh wow! I usually don't leave comments (raises hand as a blog stalker) but i made these last night to go with a spaghetti dinner and they were so good and so easy. I will definitely remake these over and over for my family and friends. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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  43. I just have to say I found your page while I was looking for a yeast rolls recipe, and you are hilarious! Made my day! Thanks for your recipe...off to try it now. And yes, I just might tell my family they didn't turn out and keep 'em to myself. ;-)

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  44. This is definitely the only roll recipe I will use for my favorite. So glad you were kind enough to share your recipe. You have definitely made my family rave as they take another roll. Tried to get to the bedroom with the pan, but was caught on my way. So you guessed it, they were all devoured quickly by the family waiting on them to come out of the oven. The family seems to have good sniffers.

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  45. I made this recipe twice in the last 3 days. Very very good! Thanks for a great recipe.

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  46. I made 20 dinner rolls from this recipe and they were HUGE. Could've made 40 and they would've been big enough. Warning: may be addictive.

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  47. I have used my bread maker to make many different types of rolls but these were by far THE BEST I have ever had! I felt like eating them all by myself but instead I shared them with my family. : ) They loved them too and want me to make more tomorrow!

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  48. I attempted these today and cut the recipe in 1/2 since there's only two of us and ten each seems a bit excessive. I can deal with 5 each :P
    I had to tweak it a little bit, so hopefully they'll turn out - should know in a couple of hours. I'll repost how it worked.
    1/4 c. Half and half (didn't have milk)
    1/4 c. water
    2 c. minus 2 T unbleached flour
    2T melted unsalted butter
    1.5T sugar
    1/2 beaten egg
    1/2t kosher salt
    1 + 1/8 t yeast

    Dough was a little dry/crumby when mixing, so I added a bit of chicken broth I had sitting on the counter. Maybe 2 t. Wish me luck!

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      Taste was good, texture was off. I'm going to try them again today following the full recipe and see where I erred.

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  49. What can I do if I only have self rising flour??

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  50. I'm so glad I found this recipe. A friend gave me a bread machine so I've been on the hunt for new recipes I can use. These were a huge hit at Christmas dinner. I've already got another 20 in the oven because the kids wanted more!! Ty :)

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  51. Great recipe ! My grandson loves them with nutella.

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  52. Yum...I've been searching for a good recipe for rolls. Thanks to you, my search is now over! Delicious!

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  53. Absolutely amazing! And SO easy with a breadmaker!

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  54. looking too delicious and attractive burger i will definitely want to try it. visit another best option here: online food delivery restaurant Chowringhee restaurant at Satyaniketan Delhi

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  55. Just made these....divine!! The bread machine did all the work! Thank you for sharing and many thanks to your grandmother.

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  56. Got my first batch in the bread machine now. :-)

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  58. Made these for Christmas and they were a hit. Same crowd is coming in for a Thanksgiving this year. Can you freeze these at any point in the process (either before or after baking)?

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  59. I would like to know if you can use bread flour instead of all purpose?

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    1. I'm sure You can. Made a different recipe a few weeks ago using bread flour instead of all purpose and they came out fine. And to be honest, I probably used bread flour when I made these at Christmas last year since that's what I use for all my bread machine recipes (and probably was in too much of a rush to notice the difference while putting it together)

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  60. Fantastic recipe, I made these this morning to take for Thanksgiving dinner. This is a keeper.

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  61. Okay to use bread machine yeast?

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  62. this is a fantastic recipe. Made these 4 times now since Nov 2016 and perfect everytime! Thank you so much for the recipe this is my one and only go to recipe for rolls. Get nothing but compliments on these delicious rolls.

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  63. I have made these every time I want dinner rolls with our supper! Lol between the hubby and kids there usually isn't any left over!

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