These are delicious. They take a little time to make but they are worth the effort. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com.

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Ingredients

40
Original recipe yields 40 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine 3 cups of the flour, the sugar, salt and yeast in a large bowl. Stir well and set aside.

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  • Combine milk, water and 1/4 coup of the butter in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until butter melts, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let mixture cool to 120 to 130 degrees F (49 to 54 degrees C).

  • Gradually add milk to flour mixture and beat at low speed of an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Then beat for 2 minutes at high speed. Gradually stir in the remaining flour to make a soft dough.

  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 8 to 10 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic. Place dough in a well greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Punch dough down, cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

  • Melt remaining 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter.

  • Shape dough into 40 balls and dip each one in the melted butter. Place the balls in two greased 9 inch square baking pans. Cover and let rise for 45 minutes.

  • Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) oven for 15 minutes or until rolls are golden. Brush warm rolls with any remaining melted butter.

Nutrition Facts

96.6 calories; 2.2 g protein; 14.5 g carbohydrates; 8.4 mg cholesterol; 141 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2003
This is a very versatile dough. I make it in my bread machine (dough setting) and use it for dinner rolls sweet rolls for breakfast hamburger rolls fried scones and have even frozen it for a week and made absolutely delicious dinner rolls. ednaa Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/24/2003
These were just so so. They didn't have the rich buttery taste I expected nor were they very tender. Read More
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50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2003
This is a very versatile dough. I make it in my bread machine (dough setting) and use it for dinner rolls sweet rolls for breakfast hamburger rolls fried scones and have even frozen it for a week and made absolutely delicious dinner rolls. ednaa Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2003
This is a very versatile dough. I make it in my bread machine (dough setting) and use it for dinner rolls sweet rolls for breakfast hamburger rolls fried scones and have even frozen it for a week and made absolutely delicious dinner rolls. ednaa Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2007
This is the first time I have ever made dinner rolls. I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out super soft and yummy! It was easy enough for a beginner to succeed! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2002
I love this recipe. Made 1/2 of recipe in bread machine using the dough mode. Then I hand formed the rolls. They were very light soft and buttery. They are good made in a cupcake pan. I also made 1/2 the recipe in my bread machine. Makes a very light and tasty loaf of bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2003
These were great. Very tender. I did not find them any more time consuming then most from scratch yeast dough recipes. It did make alot though. Might be nice to roll some in cinnamon and sugar after the butter then save for coffee while use the other half for the meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2004
I just have to say that this is one of THE BEST recipes for buns that I have ever tryed and I have been searching for the best recipe for a long time and I am so happy that I finally found it! Thank you so much Charlotte for sharing this....Kitcal:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2008
I made the full recipe--very tasty light and fluffy. Easier than most home made rolls. I am trying to freeze 1/2 the rolls for later. Definetely will make these again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2008
Very Good. Need to be eaten hot out of the oven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2009
These rolls were great. I made them a little bigger and we used them for sandwich rolls. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/24/2003
These were just so so. They didn't have the rich buttery taste I expected nor were they very tender. Read More
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