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Good Old American White Rolls

Rich and delicious rolls to accompany your next meal whether breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Good Old American White Rolls
Yield 12 rolls


  • 3 cups bread flour, divided
  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 large eggs


  • In a stand mixer bowl, add 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt; whisk to combine.
  • In a saucepan or microwave-safe dish, combine milk and butter; heat to 120-130°F (butter does not need to melt). Add milk mixture to flour mixture; mix on low speed using a paddle attachment. Add eggs. Beat 3 minutes on medium speed.
  • Switch to dough hook attachment. Gradually add enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 to 7 minutes.
    (NOTE: For hand mixing: following above steps, mix ingredients in large mixing bowl using a wooden spoon or dough whisk. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic.)
  • Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after poking dough with finger down to second knuckle, about an hour.
  • Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; punch down to remove air bubbles.
  • Divide dough into 4 equal parts; divide each part into 3 pieces.
    For pan rolls, shape each piece into a smooth ball, place in a greased 9x13-inch cake pan.
    For individual rolls, place balls in greased muffin pan cups or 2 to 3 inches apart on greased baking sheets.
  • Cover; let rise until indentation remains when touched.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Bake: Pan rolls - 20 to 25 minutes; Individual rolls - 12 to 15 minutes. If desired, lightly brush with melted butter. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.


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A nice, sweet glaze topping for these rolls can be made with 3 tablespoons of melted butter and 2 teaspoons of honey. Brush the rolls with this mixture right after you remove them from the oven.