Prep 2 hrs
Cook 17 mins
This is an absolutey fantastic never-fail recipe for the perfect buttery pan rolls that simply melt in your mouth. They can also be baked in a metal round cake pans too... if you have any leftover dough balls, just place on a plate, freeze and then pop into freezer bags to bake at a later date. You will love these, I promise!
- 3 teaspoons dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups warm water, divided
- 1⁄2 cup melted butter
- 2 eggs, room temperature (can use only 1 egg if desired)
- 3 tablespoons powdered milk
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 4 -6 cups flour (more as needed)
- 1 egg white (mixed with 1 teaspoon cold water)
- sesame seeds
- Prepare a 13 x 9-inch baking dish (preferably metal).
- In a cup proof yeast with 1 tsp sugar in 1/2 cup warm water for 10 minutes, or until foamy.
- In the stainless steel mixing bowl add in melted butter, eggs, skim milk powder, salt, 1/3 cup sugar and about 3-1/2 cups flour.
- Add in the proofed yeast with remaining 1 cup warm water.
- With a heavy-duty stand mixer fitted with the kneader blade (this can also be done by hand) start mixing on low speed adding more flour as needed to create a soft semi-sticky smooth dough (do not add in too much flour as buns will be tough).
- Knead for about 8 minutes.
- Place the dough on a slightly floured counter or board, and let rest for about 5 minutes.
- Gather dough and shape into a ball.
- Lightly grease the dough all over with oil.
- Place in a greased bowl to rise.
- Cover with a clean dish towel, and rise for about 1-1/2 hours, or until doubled (it might take longer than 1-1/2 hours).
- Punch down dough and shape into about 16-20 evenly-sized oval balls.
- Place the dough balls in baking pan (making 4 rows with 4 balls across, any leftover dough balls can be frozen).
- Cover and rise again for about 45-50 minutes, or until doubled (it might take about 1 hour for the second rise, depending on the temperature of your kitchen).
- At this point I mix/whisk 1 egg white with 1 teaspoon water, and lightly brush over tops of dough balls, then sprinkle sesame seeds over, but this is only optional.
- Bake at 375° for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown.
Mmmmmm! I made these lovely rolls as my contribution to Thanksgiving dinner. I thought the dough was easy to work with even though I don't have a mixer. I'm sure I used a bit more than 6 cups of flour but wasn't measuring so I couldn't say how much more. Anyway, the dough rose beautifully in 1 1/2 hours (1st rising) and was easy to form into the rolls. They were a lovely golden brown at exactly 15 minutes. The whole family devoured them with many "yums" and "ooohs". Thanks for a good recipe.