Old fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast Rolls

Old fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast Rolls

In Food by Maria

These Old fashioned soft and buttery yeast rolls were by far one of the best parts of our Thanksgiving dinner.  I know, I know…bread?  But yes, bread!!  Everyone really loved these rolls: slightly crisp shell, soft and fluffy bread with the perfect sweet and salty flavor.

They truly were perfect and I know we’ll be having these again and again.

Old fashioned soft and buttery yeast rolls Ingredients

  • 5 cups unbleached bread flour
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. instant yeast
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1½ cups warm water, about 115-120°F


  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked with a small amount of water for egg wash OR 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted


  1. In the bowl mix flour, salt, sugar, and yeast. You can use electric mixer with a dough hook.
  2. In a large measuring cup, combine the hot water with the butter pieces and stir until melted.
  3. In a small bowl, lightly whisk the egg and add it to the butter mixture.
  4. Mix the wet and dry ingredients to make a dough. Knead on medium speed until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. A good dough barely sticks to the bowl. If your dough is too sticky, add 1-2 tablespoons of flour at a time and mix well. If it’s too dry, add more water.
  5. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl, cover, and allow to rise for about 1 to 2 hours, or until doubled in size.
  6. Once the dough has risen, divide it into about 20 2-ounce pieces. Shape each piece into a small round and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Let them rise for about 1 hour, covered with a clean, dry towel – they should become doubled in size. Once doubled, brush with the egg wash or butter, if desired.
  8. Preheat the oven to 400°F and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until they are golden brown.