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Farmhouse Yeast Roll Recipe

OK, let's talk about yeast rolls!

There are different types of rolls, frozen, bakery and restaurant style.

OK, I am not talking about any of those in this post.
I am going to show you how to make yours homemade from scratch and you are going to fall in love with the texture, density, and buttery flavor of this recipe.

This will most likely be your new GO TO RECIPE for all your meals, holiday gatherings and 

The first thing to note is to buy quality bread flour.
I buy mine in 20 lb bags at SAM'S CLUB.
If you are not that committed just yet a bag of KING ARTHUR or Gold Medal bread flour will do just fine.
If you use anything other than BREAD FLOUR you rolls will result in FAILURE!

I use my bread machine dough setting to knead my dough and help it to rise.
You can use a kitchen stand mixer or knead by hand, you just want the dough kneaded thoroughly for this recipe.

 1 cup water
3 tsp yeast
2 TBS butter (melted)
1 egg
 3 1/4 flour (a little extra for the bowl later)
 1 tsp salt
 1/4 cup sugar

additional butter
2 TBS for brushing on rolls after they are baked.

Place yeast in water and stir to activate.
Works better than putting on top of ingredients.
I add the egg and butter next.
The machine will knead and take care of the mixing, kneading and the first rise for you.
This should take about an hour and a half.
This would be a good time to prepare you baking pans.
 I bake mine in dark cake pans, just make sure you spray with cooking spray.

Once the machine is done, place the dough into a floured bowl or dish.This is the dough right after it is out of the machine.

 Pinch off little dough balls and place into prepared pans.

Our daughter (10) was helping make the little dough balls all the same size. :)

Don't fret they will get bigger

(the kids and the dough balls)

Cover with towel then let them rise again until doubled in size.
They should be puffy like this.

Bake @ 375 for 12-14 min or until golden brown.
Once you remove them from the oven brush them with melted butter.

She likes learning and helping.

Let them cool and serve warm with...well more butter.

I store ours (leftovers) in a gallon zipper bag when cooled.

Makes around 20 small rolls or 12 large ones.

Hope you enjoy this recipe!
You will find more like these in the recipe section of my blog.
Share with your friends and family and remember they make a nice addition to your holiday gatherings.

Different Ways to use your rolls

Fill with chicken salad

Fill with fried chicken pieces
Pimento cheese rolls are good too.
Serve with chili and sour cream
ham and cheese sliders 
BBQ sliders