Southern Butter Rolls

Southern Butter Rolls


"Light yeast rolls."


servings 120 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 120 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.3g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 243 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix together flour, sugar, salt, and instant yeast. Mix in shortening. Mix in water.
  2. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead by hand for 20 minutes. Cover dough with oil. Place dough in a bowl, cover, and proof for 1 hour.
  3. Form rolls, and place on a greased baking tray. Proof for 45 minutes.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 12 to 14 minutes.
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  1. 112 Ratings


I had lost my favorite roll recipe and decided to try these...oh my goodness this is a keeper! I have this one saved. They turned out like a picture...and so fluffy and light but yet rich butt...

These are GREAT!!! I used butter instead of shortening...they are the BEST!!!! The whole family is requesting these rolls at every meal...a tip...I use 1/3 and freeze the dough in ziploc bags(2...

My first attempt with this recipe wasn't all that great, but my second attempt...WOW! I made my rolls a little bigger so I yielded 18 rolls instead of the 24 stated in the recipe. I used butte...

I used my Kitchen Aid mixer to make these rolls. I proofed the yeast with the warm water (I didn't use cold water, yeast works better with warm water) and sugar for ten minutes, then I added the...

What did I do wrong? The taste of these dinners rolls was pretty good, but they were dense--not light and fluffy like grandma used to make. I kneaded the dough for twenty minutes--I even timed...

Oh, this is really good. Made it once with wholewheat flour and it was still very light and tasty. If you use veggie oil instead of butter - this becomes a vegan recipe.

really good and easy. even the kids helped make the rolls. I used a breadmaker for the kneading part.

VERY good!!!! I just added all the ingredients into my bread machine and ran the dough cycle. Then I shaped them into balls & put half on a cookie sheet and the other half in a spring form pan. ...

This recipe isn't bad, but not memorable. My family ate them, but didn't rave. Baking at 400 was a little too hot and made the tops very dark while the middle rolls were still gooey on the ins...