Dinner Rolls

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“Really easy and delicous. Can't remember where I got the recipe but it is scribbled on the back of another recipe and I've mislaid it too many times so decided I would post it here; maybe this way I won't lose it.”
3hrs 20mins
30 rolls

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup warm water (115 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • 2 (1/4 ounce) packets active dry yeast
  • 1 12 cups warm milk (115 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • 12 cup butter, plus more for bowl and pans (unsalted & melted)
  • 14 cup sugar
  • 2 14 teaspoons salt
  • 3 large eggs, divided
  • 6 -6 12 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface (spooned and leveled)


  1. Place warm water in a small bowl; sprinkle with yeast, and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together warm milk, butter, sugar, salt, and 2 eggs. Whisk in yeast mixture.
  3. Using a wooden spoon, stir in 6 cups flour, 1 cup at a time, until you have a soft, shaggy dough (if necessary, add up to 1/2 cup more flour).
  4. Turn dough out onto a floured work surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Butter the inside of a large bowl; place dough in bowl, turning to coat.
  6. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; let stand in a warm spot until dough has doubled in size, about 1-1/4 hours.
  7. Butter two 13-by-9-inch baking pans.
  8. Divide dough in half.
  9. Roll each half into a 15-inch rope; cut each rope into 15 1-inch pieces.
  10. Press each piece into a disk, then shape into a ball.
  11. Arrange dough balls in prepared pans.
  12. (To make ahead: Wrap pans well, and freeze, up to 2 months.)
  13. Cover pans loosely with plastic; let stand in a warm spot until rolls have doubled in size, about 1-1/4 hours (2 hours more if frozen).
  14. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, with racks in upper and lower thirds.
  15. In a small bowl, beat remaining egg until blended; brush onto rolls.
  16. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes, rotating pans back to front and top to bottom halfway through.
  17. Let rolls cool 15 minutes before serving.

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