These classic homemade dinner rolls will please any palate! They are great at Sunday dinners and a staple at every holiday gathering!
I don’t think there is a single recipe on earth that is more reminiscent of my childhood holiday get togethers than this one. My Grandma’s homemade rolls were a staple at every Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas get together, not to mention every baptism, missionary farewell or wedding shower! If a family event was happening, we all knew these rolls would be present, and the person preparing them would be sure to make a few extra pans knowing that plenty would be snitched before we even sat down to dinner!
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When I recently had my fourth baby my mom came into town to help me and she asked if there was anything I was craving and Grandma’s homemade rolls popped right into my mind. Being the angel that she is, she agreed to make them and observing her teach my older babies how to make this great family tradition was so special to me. Just looking at these pictures my heart could burst!
Here is a picture of them all risen and rolled and ready to go into the oven!
You ready for this recipe?! It’s a life changer!
Grandma's Homemade Rolls
- 2 Tablespoons fresh yeast
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 2 cups warm water
- 1 cup melted butter
- 6 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 9 cups flour
- Mix and let rest your fresh yeast, 2 T of sugar and 2 cups of warm water.
- Add in 1 C. melted butter, 6 beaten eggs (not super cold eggs), 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1 C. sugar
- Stir in your nine cups of flour slowly. DO NOT KNEAD. Cover and let rise until about double in size. Push air out with fists, and again let rise until double. *It is a good idea to coat the bowl lightly with cooking spray first.
- Divide dough into four equal parts.
- Roll each part into its own thin circle (it can help if you work the dough into a nice round shape before you start rolling.
- Butter each circle with soft butter and a pastry brush, then cut each circle pizza style into 16 even wedge shaped pieces.
- Roll each wedge up from wide edge to pointed tip and place well apart on a greased cookie sheet, then brush tops again with butter.
- Let rise again until about double, if I have my kitchen warm this takes a few hours.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown. When they come out brush lightly with butter. ENJOY!
Just for fun, here is an image of the original recipe in my Grammy’s handwriting.
I know I will always cherish that picture!