Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Homemade Rolls

When I first made these rolls, they reminded me of those Hawaiian sweet rolls that come in the orange package in the grocery store. They were my favorite when I was a kid. 

A while ago I found this roll recipe on another blog I was on called $5 Dinners (btw, that potato chowder soup is really good too). 

I have since changed the recipe a little bit. For instance, I use honey instead of sugar and I use my mixer instead of a bread machine to do the kneading. If you want the original recipe go here. If not, here is the new recipe for the rolls:

Buttery Rolls 1

Buttery Rolls

1 Cup warm milk 
1/2 Cup butter, melted but not hot
1/4 cup Honey
2 Eggs
1 1/2 tsp. Salt
4 Cups Flour
2 1/4 tsp. Active Dry Yeast, or one package

1. Put warm milk, honey, and yeast into mixer bowl and let sit for about 5 minutes to activate the yeast. 
2. Add butter, flour, eggs, and salt. 
3. Mix with mixer according to manufacturer's directions. 
4. When dough is slick and not sticky, it is done.(you might need to add a little more flour if the dough is to sticky. Start with a tablespoon at a time until you get the desired consistency.)
5. Grease a big bowl. (I spray the bowl with Pam)
6. Put the dough into the big bowl and cover with a warm damp cloth. (It usually helps to spray the top of the dough lightly with Pam.)
7. Place inside the oven with a small pot of hot water. (The hot water will help the yeast to grow.)
8. Let rise for an hour to an hour and a half, until the dough is doubled in size. 
9. Divide dough into 24 pieces and shape into balls. 
10. Place into a 9x13 size pan. You want the balls touching. 
11. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 15 more minutes. 
12. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15-20 minutes. When you tap the top of a roll, it will sound hollow when finished baking. 


  1. This is cool. Thanks for posting it. I am going to make these rolls next time I make rolls in my bread machine. I have been using the recipe in my bread machine book, and they don't come out as good as I would like. These sound great, especially because I like the king's hawaian rolls, too.

  2. Let me know how you like them.

  3. Okay, you have convinced me. I'm going to make them tomorrow.
    Boy, I'm such a pushover.