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Buttery Dinner Rolls

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Buttery Dinner Rolls

What’s the one thing you forget to put on the table everything Thanksgiving?  For our family it’s usually the dinner rolls.  Grace has been said over the food and everybody’s in the make-shift buffet line to load up their plates.  I stand around waiting anxiously to gauge the look on faces after they’ve had their first bite and then before I get to see the fork hit anyone’s mouth I remember the rolls are still in the oven!    
Well this year I made sure we won’t forget the rolls because I made them from scratch.  It took a while to get them done, almost four hours to be exact.  But it’s okay because this was one side I could make day before Thanksgiving.  And you better believe that these babies will make it to the table – on time!




Servings: 24 rolls
Prep Time: 3 hours and 30 mins
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes 
Total Time: About 4 hours



1 cup warm water (105-115 degrees)
2 packages active dry yeast
1 stick of melted butter (1/2 cup)
¼ cup sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp salt
4-5 cups of plain flour plus more for flouring






Mix warm water and yeast in a bowl.  Let sit until foamy, about five minutes.
Add butter, sugar, eggs and salt then add yeast mixture.
dinner yeast rolls
Add in 2 cups of flour.  Add in 1 cup at a time until dough begins to get stiff.
dinner yeast rolls
Knead for about 5 minutes.
dinner yeast rolls
Butter the inside of a large bowl; place dough in bowl.  Cover bowl and let sit for at about 2 hours or until dough has doubled in size.
Butter two 13-by-9-inch baking pan.
Roll dough on floured surface.  Divide into 24 squares.
dinner yeast rolls
dinner yeast rolls
Roll each square into a ball and place in buttered dish.  Cover dish and let dough double in size – about an hour.  
dinner yeast rolls
dinner yeast rolls
dinner yeast rolls
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Bake until golden brown, about 15- 20 minutes. Brush with melted butter and enjoy!
dinner yeast rolls
dinner yeast rolls



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