Homemade Pan Rolls

    2 hours 48 mins

    This is the best dinner roll recipe I have ever found.

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    Makes: 48 

    • 515 g bread flour, divided
    • 50 g white sugar
    • 50 g shortening
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 7 g rapid rise yeast
    • 120 ml warm water (120 to 130 degrees F/50 degrees C)
    • 120 ml warm milk
    • 1 egg
    • 30 g butter, melted

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:18min  ›  Extra time:2hr rising  ›  Ready in:2hr48min 

    1. In a large bowl, stir together 2 cups flour, sugar, shortening, salt and yeast. Add water, milk and egg. Beat with electric mixer on low speed 1 minute, scraping bowl frequently. Add the remaining flour, 1/4 cup at a time, until the dough comes together.
    2. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Place in greased bowl and turn greased side up. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Dough is ready if indention remains when touched.
    3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide in half; cut each half into 24 pieces. Form the pieces into rounds. Place the rolls close together in two lightly greased 9 inch round cake pans. Brush with melted butter. Cover and let rise in warm place about 30 minutes or until doubled. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 18 minutes, until golden brown.

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    Oh my god!! These are the best ever! Sooo light and fluffy... no idea what the 'dense' comments were all about. (Try not to add the listed amount of flour... I didn't add the listed amount and mine turned out fine. Just be sure to change the the directions around... Dissolve the sugar into the warm water, then add yeast. Let it sit for 10mins. Then add milk (replace the water with milk), oil, and beaten egg. Then add listed amount of flour, and salt. Add the remaining flour if required. Also, when baking- be really careful of the baking time. Mine baked perfectly in the minimum time-12mins.  -  01 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My nephew (9) and I recently made this. I followed the recipe exactly and was surprised when it turned out like the school bread that I used to love!!! It was crisp on the outside and soft and doughy inside... so delicious!!! My husband has yet to try it, so I will definately be making this again.  -  27 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    TERRIFIC! I made these tonight and they were simply terrific. Recipe is fail proof too apparently - I changed the milk to water as we have lactose issues in the house and I used 2 yolks left over from ones I needed to separate in another bread yesterday in place of the whole egg. They tasted just like the golden egg bread from the store - ONLY FRESH! Oh - and I did cut the sugar in half too just because i didnt want too sweet of a roll for dinner. SO *****5 stars for a great recipe i could not mess up! Rolls were still fresh at breakfast too!...... ******************************************Been making these for almost a year now and they remain our favorite diner rolls from this site. If you are considering them for your holiday meal then please try them! I have mine made, baked and frozen already for Thanksgiving dinner - just defrost, heat and serve - they are so good and very easy!  -  27 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)