Monday, July 1, 2013

Buttery Sweet Yeast Rolls

Buttery Sweet Yeast Rolls

We enjoyed a yummy Barbecue Pulled Pork recipe on Sunday and we wanted good bread to go with it.  I found a new yeast roll recipe that I thought I would try and it turned out pretty good.  I love how much these rise and how yummy sweet they were.  

I discovered this recipe through Pinterest which I placed on my "Recipes I Want To Make" board.   The recipe was on the blog From Cupcakes to Caviar.  I made a few small adjustments and this is what we came up with.  

Prep Time:  1.5 hours
Cook Time:  20 mins

  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1/3 cup of sugar + 1 tbsp (for yeast blooming)
  • 1 egg white beaten
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp dry active yeast
  • 1 cup of warm water ( higher)
  • 4.5 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)

1.  In stand mixer bloom yeast by mixing 1 cup of warm water with yeast and 1 tbsp of sugar.  Let stand until bubbly.
2.  In a separate microwave safe bowl combine milk, 1/3 cup of sugar, and 4tbsp of butter.  Heat in microwave for about 90 secs.  Stir until butter is completely melted.
3.  Let milk mixture cool until about 100 degrees or cooler.  Add egg and salt to milk mixture.  Stir.
4.  Add milk mixture to stand mixer bowl where the yeast has bloomed.  Add 2 cups of flour.  Mix with dough hook, continue to mix in 1 cup of flour at a time.  Once 4 cups is added mix well and decide if additional 1/2 cup is needed.  You want it to pull away from sides of mixer and not be incredibly sticky.  
5.  Once you have gotten a good dough consistently, flour surface on counter and knead dough for 2-4 minutes until smooth.  
6.  I usually clean stand mixer bowl and then lightly use vegetable oil to oil bowl.  Place dough into bowl rolling around in oil so that as it rises it won't harden on top.  
7.  Place a dish towel over bowl and allow to rise until dough in size in a warm spot.  (Many times just placing in a cool oven with the oven light on will be good enough and out of drafts.)  About 30-40 minutes.
8.  Butter a 9x9 pan.
9.  Punch down and then separate into about golf ball size balls.  Take rest of butter and cut into small chunks.  One at a time flatten the ball into your hand and place butter inside.  Then roll back around butter into a ball again.  Place into baking pan.  As you proceed I placed all of mine completely touching sides and each other.  You can do this for saofter edges of bun, or pace apart on a cookie sheet if you want a crisper edge on all rolls.
10.  Once all rolls are placed into pan, cover again with a towel and let rise in a warm spot for another 30 minutes until double in size.  
11. Preheat oven to 350 degrees while dough is rising.
12.  Baking rolls for 20 mins until top is golden brown.  When you pull out of oven let sit for about 5-10 minutes before you cut.  Take about a tbsp of butter and run across the tops for the wonderful buttery glisten!  
13.  Cut and serve warm!  So yummy!!!

We definitely enjoyed these with our Barbecue Pulled Pork recipe.  We tried the William Sonoma Pulled Pork recipe cooked in the slow cooker and it was pretty yummy.  Not quite as good as our Big Green Egg Pulled Pork (I'll have to share this one with you soon), but a great leave and go recipe for the slow cooker.  

Be sure to check out more of our recipes and many things that we have pinned on our Pinterest account!  

Hope you EnJoY!!!


  1. Love yeast rolls! This recipe looks great.

  2. These look delicious, I love how tall they are! I'm featuring these today and I'm so happy you shared at Mix it up Monday :) Thank you!