Gwen's Butter Rich Dinner Rolls

READY IN: 3hrs 15mins
Recipe by Gwen Sargeant

I have used this recipe for over 30+ years. I first saw it in a cookbook put together by factory workers. I received this cookbook as a gift and have since made it my main and favorite cookbook. It is so ragged and well used. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have making them.

Top Review by Kittencalrecipezazz

Simply OUT OF THIS WORLD delicious! This recipe deserves way more than 5 stars! I made the dough in my Kitchen Aid stand mixer, proofed the yeast for 10 minutes, it took exactly 4-1/2 cups all purpose four, I rose the dough for almost 1 hour, shaped the dough into 16 large buns, and rose them for 30 minutes, then baked them in my air convection oven for roughly 22 minutes at 375 degrees. This dough produced a wonderful fluffy melt-in-your-mouth texture when really can't get any better than this! If anyone is on the lookout for a fantastic bread/bun recipe then look no more, this one is it!! Gwen, I am so happy that I found your recipe, this is now my new favorite bun recipe.... thanks so very much for posting...Kittencal:)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soften yeast in warm water.
  2. In large mixing bowl combine sugar, butter, salt and milk.
  3. Cool to luke warm.
  4. Stir in eggs and yeast.
  5. Gradually add flour to form a stiff dough, beating well after each addition.
  6. Knead methold: Knead on floured surface until smooth and satiny (about 5 minutes).
  7. Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  8. Work done, cover, let rise again until about double, put into rolls and let rise again for another hour.
  9. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

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