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    Rich Bread Machine Dinner Rolls

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    2 hrs 15 mins

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    15 mins

    Branwyn's Note:

    Adapted from a 1964 Betty Crocker Cookbook (my Grandmother's). This is one of our favorites, and making rolls in the bread machine is a snap! These can be shaped almost any way you like. Great dough for making sweet rolls, also!

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    • 1 cup lukewarm milk (put in microwave for about 30 seconds)
    • 1 egg
    • 1/4 cup shortening
    • 3 1/2 cups flour (bread flour is best)
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast


    1. 1
      Add all ingredients in order specified by your bread machine manufacturer.
    2. 2
      Press dough cycle and let run until finished.
    3. 3
      If you don't have a dough cycle, let the machine run through the first kneading and first rise and then remove.
    4. 4
      Take dough out of bread machine and put on lightly floured surface.
    5. 5
      Roll into thick log with hands and cut into 12 equal pieces.
    6. 6
      Shape as desired and put onto a greased cookie sheet or jelly roll pan.
    7. 7
      Cover with a clean towel and let rise in a warm area for 30 to 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
    8. 8
      (Hint: Turn oven on at 150 degrees for one minute, turn off and let rolls rise in warm oven) When ready, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    9. 9
      Bake rolls at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 14, 2008


      I have been making these rolls for years and I am finally getting around to rating this! These Rolls are easy to make and taste great. They are also the only rolls that my family will let me make. I have tried others but they dont care for them. The only change I made is that I use margarine instead of shortening and I also brush the rolls with butter when they come out of the oven.

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    • on November 23, 2007


      The first time I made these I made them with Whole Wheat flour and they didn't really turn out well so I wouldn't recommend that. The second time I did it I followed the recipe exactly and they were perfect!! The family has requested them again for Christmas.

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    • on January 31, 2007


      I have to say this is a FANTASTIC recipe, these buns taste just like the ones I grew up eating, it was surprising to me that i could create the same flavour in a bread machine. I have made the recipe several times with many variations-clover leaf rolls, cinnamon rolls and large dinner buns.They are light ,fluffy and sweet. Thank you for this recipe it has become a favorite of my family!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Rich Bread Machine Dinner Rolls

    Serving Size: 1 (70 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 208.0
    Calories from Fat 52
    Total Fat 5.8 g
    Saturated Fat 1.7 g
    Cholesterol 18.3 mg
    Sodium 210.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 33.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 4.2 g
    Protein 5.2 g

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