School Lunchroom Cafeteria Rolls

126 Reviews 17 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    12 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 57 m
MOMMY2THREEANGELS
Recipe by  MOMMY2THREEANGELS

“These rolls are JUST like the ones the cafeteria ladies make in the school lunch rooms! My 8 year old daughter loves the cafeteria rolls and said my recipe was even better! You can't mess these up! They are super easy and everyone will want the recipe! We eat the leftovers for breakfast or put cheese and turkey in warmed rolls for a quick lunch!”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 45 rolls

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Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the warm water and 1 tablespoon sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over the top, and let it stand for about 10 minutes, until the yeast is foamy.
  2. Mix the milk, eggs and salt into the yeast. Measure the flour into a separate bowl, add 2/3 cup sugar, and crumble the shortening into it using your fingers until it is barely noticeable. Gradually stir the flour into the wet ingredients. Mix using a wooden spoon until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl and starts to form a ball around the spoon. Cover with a hot wet towel that has been wrung out, and set in a warm place to rise until double in bulk. This should take about 45 minutes.
  3. When the dough has risen, pour the melted butter over it, and knead for about 2 minutes. Let the dough rest for a few minutes, then roll out on a lightly floured surface to 1 inch thick. Use a knife to cut into 2 inch squares. Roll squares into balls, and place into greased round pans, spacing about 1 inch apart. Let rise again until doubled in size. You could also refrigerate the dough, and let it rise overnight for baking the next day.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Bake the rolls for about 12 minutes, until golden brown.

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Reviews (126)

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Mrs. Crow
156

Mrs. Crow

Delicious!! My new roll recipe. I, too, halved the ingredients, but used two pks of the yeast. I've been trying other roll recipes, but this one is "it". Thank you.

INTHEROCKIES
139

INTHEROCKIES

I have been searching for the perfect roll recipe, this is it! Just follow the recipe and you can't go wrong. I could not believe how light this dough was and the rolls turned out GREAT. Thanks for the recipe.

*~*Lori*~*
122

*~*Lori*~*

Very easy. I followed the recipe to a "t". Very light and fluffy. Tasty with melted honey butter on them.Mix your honey and butter together. Pop into the micro for about 10 seconds. Pour over the rolls. Yum, Yum, Yum!!!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (45 total)

  • Calories
  • 138 cal
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 2.7 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs
  • 24.7 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 167 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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