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Grandma Rita’s Soft Butter Rolls

Grandma Rita's Soft Butter Rolls Recipe and Video


These fluffy, soft rolls made with butter and love stay soft for days.


  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • ½ cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 3 ½ cups bread flour, divided, or as needed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, or more as needed, for dusting


  1. Pour milk into a glass 2-cup measuring cup and heat in the microwave until it starts to boil and climb the sides, about 1 minute. Add butter, 1/4 cup sugar, and salt to the scalded milk; set aside to cool until it gets below 110 degrees F (45 degrees C).
  2. Dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in warm water in a large bowl. Let stand until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 10 minutes.
  3. Pour milk mixture into the yeast mixture; add 2 cups bread flour and egg. Stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until smooth. Add remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition, until the dough is smooth and a little tacky.
  4. Turn dough out onto a sheet of flour-dusted waxed paper and lightly knead to pull dough together; shape into a ball. Place dough in a large, lightly-oiled bowl, and turn to coat. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Divide dough into thirds. Break each third into six evenly sized balls and arrange onto prepared baking sheet. Cover balls with a towel to rise further for another 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  7. Bake in preheated oven until browned, about 15 minutes.

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Nutritional Information

Grandma Rita's Soft Butter Rolls

Servings Per Recipe: 18
Calories: 131.6
% Daily Value *
protein: 8 %
carbohydrates: 7 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 3 %
fat: 5 %
saturated fat: 9 %
cholesterol: 6 %
vitamin a iu: 2 %
niacin equivalents: 23 %
vitamin b6: 2 %
vitamin c:
folate: 17 %
calcium: 2 %
iron: 7 %
magnesium: 3 %
potassium: 2 %
sodium: 6 %
thiamin: 22 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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