Sunday, July 10, 2011

Light and Fluffy Dinner Rolls

I tweaked an old roll recipe of mine and came up with these for Taylor's birthday.
They are really easy, melt in your mouth and freeze well!
Light and Fluffy Rolls
2.5 c hot tap water
1 c sugar
3 pkgs of yeast
1 c butter, melted and slightly cooled
4 t salt
10.5 t baking powder (1/4 c)
7.5 c all purpose flour
In electric mixer, combine water, sugar and yeast. Mix on low
and let sit a few minutes until yeast is dissolved and foamy.
On low speed, gradually add butter and salt.
Then add baking powder and flour until combined.
Dough is wet and very sticky. Scrape down sides of bowl, cover
with a damp dish towel and let rise in a warm place for 1.5 hours.
Punch down and knead with 1/2 to 1 cup of flour.
Divide into 24 equal portions. Shape into rolls and place in three
8" round, greased cake pans, 8 rolls each.
Rise 30 minutes.
Bake 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
And if you're like me, you must sample while still warm,
slathered with real butter! Mmmmm!


  1. My apologies in advance to my dear friend Pat for posting yucky recipes and photos. ha. :)

  2. Oh my ... I would absolutely love one of those with butter & honey, right now!! They look wonderful Betsy!

  3. They are really easy, Katherine...you will have to try them!

  4. so i am cruising blogger reader and what do i see...eerrrrrrrr....whoa...wait a hot little minute...what is this???? light and fluffy dinner rolls ???....wow...somebody has my undivided attention...so i go see and it's YOU !!!! i just smiled .... these LOOK SO GOOD !!!! great pictures...i am making these next week...so old fashion and CHARMING !!!!!

    hey betsy...i see your little kitty there...mustache...cute name btw...i had a kitty...a ragdoll.... that had a mustcache EXACTLY like that...that's why we picked him...we named him Oliver but called him The Goose...man...john and i ADORED that cat so MUCH !!!!!

    LOVED visiting here today...you made me HAPPY :-)

    sending love,
    kary and teddy

  5. Ohhhh Yummy!! Now if I could just find someone to bake some of these for me. I don't have time. :)

  6. Great new header! (You change your headers almost as often as I change my profile icons!)

  7. Oh I am totally drooling. I will definitely give this a try. It sounds sooooooooo good. Hugs, Marty

  8. You're making me hungry! I'm going to have to try them - my husband would be a very happy man!

  9. Wow...those look so good! I just might have to try them since you promise they are easy. ;)

    Your kitty is absolutely adorable!

    I love your new header. Charming! I do miss you in the car though...so cute!

  10. Well at least you apologized at the start
    And gave me something else to look at, at your cart
    Got milk was great
    Although now the other 4 might get jealous or irrate
    That you didn't show them too
    Or Nugget might get mad he has to share the spotlight with a cat or two
    Oh and yummmy that looks
    Pffft not in my books...LOL

  11. mmm...love bread...we will only go to restaurants that have good bread...lol....

    nice new header as well...

  12. Kary ~ you will love them... I promise! :)

  13. The red bug will be back in the header before the summer is out, I am sure! lol....

  14. mmmm, those look wonderful!!!

  15. Perfect! The color and shape are perfect. Look out Food Channel.

    Your new header is very sentimental.
    Mustache, what a cutie.

  16. Yum! I wish I was inclined to do things like cook but at least I am inclined to eat - and these look yummy.

  17. Homemade rolls are one of by biggest weaknesses. Yours look so good.

  18. Jenn ~ us, too! I froze one pan but thawed it as soon as the other two were gone! ha. We were eating them for breakfast with homemade preserves on them, in addition to having them with dinner. yum.

  19. Pat ~ yes, that's me...looking out for the non-foodies.
    Had to put up the Got Milk
    couldn't resist how sweet he looked
    I may have to rotate their photos
    so nobody gets to feeling low.
    Don't tell Nugget he got moved further down
    He might get jealous and not hang around!

  20. I have got to try this recipe! I've been anxious to find one I can master. Thanks for sharing.

  21. I too love fresh bread and rolls!! Yummy!!
    Thanks for the recipe!

  22. Hi Betsy,

    These look very yummy. I am just wondering if one can make these with a bread machine. I have been looking for a good roll recipe to use in it.

    Just looking at the picture is making me want one so much. And it is funny that I was just thinking the other day that I need to find a good roll recipe.

    Do you know of a good easy recipe for cherry scones or any scones? I seem to have such a hard time with scones, might as well call them bricks.

    Thanks bunches for sharing.

    God bless.

  23. They look absolutely delicious, but I am baffled as to what the measurement 'c' equates to?

    Over here in the Mother Country we use grams, kilograms and sometimes the old imperial system, i.e., ounces, lbs etc., but that is now frowned upon by the EU.

    3 packets of yeast? Have you seen the SIZE of a packet of yeast here?

    Sorry Betsy, go to the back of the class and see me after school!

  24. MrsU ~ There really isn't a lot of kneading in this, so I don't know about a bread machine. This is so quick and easy, just use your mixer!

    I've never made scones! If you find a good recipe, let me know. In fact, I've beem meaning to ask my Brit friend Jo for one. She surely would know about scones, don't you think? :)

  25. Keith ~ c is for cup, which is 8 ounces. :)

    A packet of yeast contains 2.5 teaspoons. I usually buy a jar of yeast, but you can buy packets that are premeasured like that.

    Sorry to confuse you. You Brits do the same for me with your grams. haha

  26. I can't believe it! a blog is actually making my mouth water!!! :-)

  27. Those dinner rolls looks so yummy. But what really attracted my attention was your fantastic new header of your grandfather and great uncle eating watermelon!

  28. art2cee2 ~ I'm sure I read those post of yours. They were very good and so funny!

  29. janelle ~ thanks for your comment about the header picture. As I looked at that, I decided that a love for little boys in overalls must be in the genes as I dressed all 4 of mine for years in Osh Kosh ones. Cute, cute! :)

  30. be still my heart!!!

    love your header photo, Betsy!

    blessings ~ tanna

  31. i would be tempted to incorporate a dash of cinnamon, and sprinkle brown sugar on top...

  32. Oh dear...just when I said I need to stop eating so many delicious items with white flour....I see these mouthwatering rolls. Sigh. So good looking, especially with that dollop of butter!

  33. Oh my, these look sinfully good! I could eat a whole pan full myself.

  34. Those look so good I may have to make them! (but my rolls never turn out exactly right)

  35. I would like to taste it !


  36. Oh Girl - you grabbed me good with that picture of the melting butter on the homemade roll. OH MY! Nothin' says 'lovin' more than that! Thanks for sharing - I'm sure your big batch goes quickly.

  37. Wow, msut be really a sensory overload--one bite adn you lose all sense of colour! Wow. :) yum.


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