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Easy Buttery Yeast Rolls


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  • Prep Time: 90 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 24 rolls

Description

This working with yeast is scary? It isn’t! This recipe for EASY Buttery Yeast Rolls will make you the star of Thanksgiving dinner!


Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water (not too hot)
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted, plus more for brushing
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons (1 packet) active dry yeast
  • 3 1/2–4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

Stand Mixer Directions

  1. In the bowl of stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, add in the water, egg, melted butter, honey, and yeast. Turn on to low and mix for just a few seconds until combined.
  2. Add in 3 1/2 cups of flour and salt. Turn on to low and mix until well-combined. Add in remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough is not too sticky, but still soft and pliable (you might not need all the flour).
  3. Turn the mixer up to medium, and let it knead the dough for 5-7 minutes, or until the dough is soft, smooth, and not as sticky.
  4. Spray an 11 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Form the dough into small balls—a little bigger than the size of a golf ball—and then place in the prepared baking dish, spacing them about a 1/2 inch apart.
  5. Cover the baking dish loosely with plastic wrap, and then let rise in a warm spot until doubled in size (about an hour in my kitchen, but your results may vary).
  6. Preheat oven to 350°. Once rolls have risen, brush tops with melted butter, then bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown. Brush with more melted butter just before serving.

Bread Machine Directions

  1. In the pan of a bread machine, add in the water, egg, melted butter, honey, yeast, 4 cups of flour, and salt. Turn the machine on the dough cycle. Check after a few minutes of mixing, and add more flour if necessary (you’re looking for a slightly sticky, soft dough). You might not need all the flour.
  2. Once the dough has completed the kneading in the bread machine, turn off the machine and remove the dough.
  3. Spray an 11 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Form the dough into small balls—a little bigger than the size of a golf ball—and then place in the prepared baking dish, spacing them about a 1/2 inch apart.
  4. Cover the baking dish loosely with plastic wrap, and then let rise in a warm spot until doubled in size (about an hour in my kitchen, but your results may vary).
  5. Preheat oven to 350°. Once rolls have risen, brush tops with melted butter, then bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown. Brush with more melted butter just before serving.

Bowl and Spoon Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add in the water, egg, melted butter, honey, and yeast. Mix until just combined using a wooden spoon.
  2. Add in 3 1/2 cups of flour and salt. Stir until well-combined. Then, add in remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough is not too sticky, but still soft and pliable (you might not need all the flour).
  3. Dump the dough out onto a floured work surface. Knead for 7-10 minutes, until the dough is soft, smooth, and not as sticky.
  4. Spray an 11 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Form the dough into small balls—a little bigger than the size of a golf ball—and then place in the prepared baking dish, spacing them about a 1/2 inch apart.
  5. Cover the baking dish loosely with plastic wrap, and then let rise in a warm spot until doubled in size (about an hour in my kitchen, but your results may vary).
  6. Preheat oven to 350°. Once rolls have risen, brush tops with melted butter, then bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown. Brush with more melted butter just before serving.