Old Fashioned Pan Rolls

"These were my favorite rolls growing up."
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Ready In:
2hrs 30mins




  • In a large bowl, pour milk over ½ cup butter. Stir occasionally until butter is melted.
  • Meanwhile, sprinkle yeast and ¼ t. sugar over water. Let stand 5 minutes or until foamy. Stir remaining sugar, eggs, salt and yeast mixture into milk mixture. Stir in 4 cups of the flour and beat until smooth. Gradually stir in remaining flour to make soft dough. Cover, let rest for 10 minutes.
  • On a lightly floured surface, knead for 8-10 minutes or until no longer sticky, adding as little extra flour as possible. Divide dough in half. Place half of dough into a greased bowl. Turn to coat surface. Cover and refrigerate. Shape remaining dough into 12 2-inch balls. Place on a greased 9 x 1 ½ inch round pan. Cover and let rise in a warm place, free from drafts, until almost doubled- about 55 minutes.
  • Bake in pre-heated 375° oven for 25-30 minutes or until browned. Brush with butter. Cool on a wire rack.
  • To bake refrigerated dough: follow shaping, rising and baking instructions, allowing about 1 hour and 45 minutes for rising.

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  1. I made half of recipe using 1 egg. I made it in the automatic bread machine and put the rolls in two 9" cake pans. It turned out fantastic.
  2. Wonderful rolls! Best yeast rolls I have baked, ever. Light, fluffy, delicious. I, too, made a half recipe with 2 beaten eggs, holding back 1/2 egg for egg wash with water. Did not knead, as I wanted to see what would happen, if I didn't. YUM! Slathered on butter, garlic, parsley topping after baking. Delicious. Thanks so much.
  3. I whipped these up to go with my Chicken Pot Pie, and they were great! I dipped mine in the gravy as I ate. My hubby ate 3 and gives them 2 thumbs up, so it's 5 stars for us!


Hello! My name is Carla. I have 5 kids ages 10 and under. I love to cook, sing, paint, bicycle, and play piano. It's hard to squeeze in that many activities anymore though, but I still manage. I grew up in Alabama and learned to cook everything southern. I spent a lot of my childhood and all of my adult life in Colorado, the healtiest state in the nation. I've become a health and fitness fanatic. I'ts a real trick to balance healthy eating and southern cooking. I've learned to make a lot of modifications to make those southern dishes work for us though.
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