Sweet Yeast Rolls

These are by far my favorite roll! They do take me a little more time than my regular yeast bread recipe but very worth it. This recipe makes alot. That's okay. The rolls can be popped in the microwave for a few seconds the next day or two and taste just as good. Or....take part of the dough and fry it. YUM!! I usually end up with 15 rolls, 1.5 pound loaf of bread and plenty of fried bread from this recipe.

There is always the option of rolling the dough out and making cinnamon rolls. This recipe would be quite versatile. I just haven't played with it much yet. In time....

I haven't tried freezing the dough, I might do that soon. I will let you know how that turns out.

1 package dry active yeast
1/2 cup warm water
2 cups milk, scalded, cooled to lukewarm
1/2 cup sugar
7-8 cups of flour
2 tablespoons softened butter
2 eggs
2 teaspoons salt


Soften yeast in water with a teaspoon or so of the sugar.
See the heart?
Add milk, sugar and 3 cups of the flour. Beat until smooth. Cover with clean towel. (I use a flour sack towel.)

Let stand until light and foamy. About 15-20 minutes. (It won't hurt if you forget for 30 minutes or so.)

Add butter, eggs and salt. Beat well.

Add enough flour to form a soft dough.

Lightly flour your counter and knead dough for ten minutes until smooth and satiny, adding flour only when needed to prevent sticking. Add small amounts at a time. 

Place in greased bowl, cover with same towel and let rise until doubled in size.

Punch down. Evenly divide dough into portions. (I actually measure out 55-60 gram portions of dough. Yes, really.) Let the portions rest 5-10 minutes. The portions are going to be a bit larger than a golf ball.

Shape into rolls and place in greased baking pan, sides not touching. Let rise. When they rise they will be touching.

Bake at 375F for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350F and bake 10-15 minutes longer.

Turn out from pan and brush with melted butter.

*There is a honey butter spread that people say is out of this world spread on these rolls.*

Linking up to:
Take It From Me-Welcome Wednesday
Serendipity and Spice
Freedom Fridays


Those look VERY yummy! We can't bake right now since it's so hot, but I'll Pin it for the Fall! Following now from a Wednesday hop. Have a great Wednesday!!
Heartfelt Balance Handmade Life
Robin said…
Thank you for stopping by. Followed back via all your links. You won't regret trying the rolls when it cools off. Have a great day too!
Unknown said…
Just dropping in from Serendipity And Spice to check out these amazing rolls:) I am pinning them so I can try them and maybe make them for my Thanksgiving Dinner. I am now following:)

Ps I would love to invite you to share these or any of your other favorite posts at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop (no rules and Live now). So hoping to see you there.