Sweet and Buttery Yeast Rolls and The Share our Strength Great American Bake Sale
This is an easy recipe for delicious sweet and buttery yeast rolls. Nothing is better than a freshly homemade dinner roll. We had these rolls on Easter. They make a perfect accompaniment to any special dinner, especially a special Sunday dinner. What’s great about these dinner rolls is that you can also make them ahead of time. You can refrigerate them for up to 24 hours or you can even freeze extra dough for up to 2 months. You can also make these rolls seedy by adding seeds of your choice to the dough, or simply brushing the tops of the rolls before baking with an egg wash and sprinkling with seeds. Sesame seeds, poppy seeds and sunflower seeds are all great additions to these rolls. This recipe is adapted from Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook.
While we are on the topic of delicious baked goods, this weekend is going to be the perfect time to find the most delicious baked goods in your area. April 16-18 are the dates for Share our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale sponsored by Domino Sugar and C&H Sugar. Share our Strength is a national organization that strives to end childhood hunger in the United States. This weekend, volunteers from all across the country are coming together, organizing and holding their very own bake sales. Its not to late if you want to hold your own bake sale, just go to the Great American Bake Sale page to sign up. As part of this effort, food bloggers from across the nation will be holding their very own local bake sales. To find a food blogger bake sale near you, visit, WhatsGabyCooking.com/bake-sale. If you happen to be in the Orlando area, I am going to be helping out Natasha from That’s so Yummy and Rachel from Laptops and Stovetops at the Orlando Food Blogger’s Bake Sale. You’ll be able to purchase some of our baked goods at the sale. We will all be featuring some of our best baked goods for sale, as well as items from local businesses and friends and family. There will be a wide variety of delicious baked goodies, certain to please everyone. The Orlando Food Blogger’s Bake Sale will be held at the Central Winds Park, on Saturday April 17th, from 8:30am to 2:00pm.
Sweet and Buttery Yeast Rolls
- 4 1/2 – 5 cups all purpose flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons or 1 package active dry yeast
- 1 cup milk
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 eggs
- In a small saucepan, combine milk, sugar, butter, and salt. Heat just until warm, about 120 to 130 degrees.
- In your stand mixer, add 2 cups flour and yeast. Add warm milk mixture and eggs. Beat on low speed until combined, being sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
- Add your dough hook to the mixer, beat in as much of the flour as you can, I used 4 1/2 cups total flour. Knead on medium for 8 – 10 minutes, or until the dough is stiff, smooth and elastic.
- Cover the dough, and let it rise in a warm place, until it doubles in size. This will take about one hour. Then punch the dough done, divide it in half, and let it rise another 10 minutes.
- Shape the dough in 24 balls, or any other shape you want. Place the shapes on a baking sheet. Cover and let rise until they double again, another 30 minutes. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Bake the rolls for 12- 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Make ahead method
Prepare as stated above, except after shaping the dough into desired roll shapes, you should place them on a baking sheet, and cover them loosely with plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator for 2-24 hours, or freeze for up to 2 months. If frozen, defrost in the refrigerator first. Remove the rolls and let them stand at room temperature for 30 minutes prior to baking. Bake as instructed above.