Kansas Pan Rolls

"My favorite roll recipe. Makes excellent dinner rolls, or can be used to make cinnamon rolls."
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Ready In:
4hrs 5mins
24 rolls




  • Heat milk to scalding in microwave.
  • Stir in butter and sugar.
  • Cool slightly and pour into bread maker.
  • Make sure milk is cool enough, then add egg.
  • Add 3/ 1/2 cups of flour, salt and yeast.
  • Run dough cycle. Check consistency of dough-it should be slightly sticky, but form a ball in the pan. Add additional flour or milk as needed.
  • When through with cycle, remove dough from pan, shape as desired and let rise until doubled.
  • Bake at 375 for 18-20 minutes.
  • (Optional) Remove rolls from oven about 5 minutes before they are done.
  • Brush melted butter over top, then return to oven until golden brown. This will give you a beautiful golden color on top of the rolls.

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  1. Tinkerbell
    Great tasting dinner rolls. I used my KA mixer to knead & after the first rising formed half into love knots & half into butterhorns. After second rise I baked them 18 minutes but could have done 16 or 17. The butterhorns rose higher & started getting too brown on top. But other than that, they were great. Thanks for sharing Dragonfly AZ! Made, enjoyed & reviewed for US Regional Alphabet Tag - March 2008.
  2. Debs Recipes
    Excellent rolls ~ Tall, soft, and nicely sweet! I included about 30% whole wheat flour and kneaded the dough in my KitchenAid stand mixer. After a one hour rise I shaped the rolls, allowed them to rise until doubled, and then baked for seventeen minutes. I'm looking forward to making some great cinnamon rolls next time from this keeper recipe ~ Thanks for posting it!
  3. bullwinkle
    This was the first time I have used just the dough cycle on my bread machine. The rolls were so light and tasty. Easy way to prepare the dough. Will make again. Thanks Dragonfly AZ. Bullwinkle.


I live in Chandler, Arizona, which is near Phoenix. I have been a registered nurse for almost 25 years. Currently I am a clinical supervisor at a health care clinic. I love to cook rich foods with complex flavors, whether they be main dishes or desserts. I have also been eating low carb for about 5 years, so I am pretty good at modifying recipes to match my lifestyle.
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