easy yeast rolls

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These are pretty easy, fail-proof yeast rolls. You can start them in the morning and have them for dinner, or start them the day before! They are the perfect soft roll for making a sandwich or enjoying with butter (YUM!). 

1/2 cup butter
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1  package active dry yeast
1 large egg
3 cups flour
4 tbsp melted butter (unsalted) 


  • Preheat oven to 400
  • In a large bowl place the butter, salt, sugar, and 1/2 cup boiling water- stir until mixed well and set aside to cool
  • Mix yeast with 1/4 cup warm water in another bowl
  • In a 3rd bowl, beat eggs with 1/4 cup water and then place into the yeast mixture
  • Once butter mixture is lukewarm you can stir in the egg mixture, then the flour, slowly while mixing  until just blended
  • Cover and all to double for at least 3 hours (Better if overnight) 
  • Divide dough and knead  each ball several times
  • Roll with a rolling pin until it is about 1/2 inch thick
  • Cut with a large biscuit cutter
  • Dip each piece in melted butter and fold over
  • Space out about 2-3 inches apart
  • Cover them with a damp towel
  • Let rise for 3 hours or until doubled in size
  • Bake for about 10-15 minutes- until golden