Bread Machine Rolls

by Merissa on October 22, 2010

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This is actually my mother-in-law's recipe. She gave it to me when I had my bridal/Pampered Chef shower. (In the invites all the guests got recipe cards to write me their favorite recipes, this is the one I use the most!) These rolls are simple, light and fluffy, and perfect for many different uses. The original recipe says it makes 12 but I've made them many times and I prefer to make 9 slightly larger instead.

What you need:

  • 1 c. warm water
  • 2 T. melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 T. sugar
  • 1 T. powdered milk
  • 1/2 T. salt
  • 3 1/4 c. flour
  • 2 1/2 t. yeast

Put ingredients in the order listed into the bread machine. Run on the Dough cycle. After the cycle is finished take out the dough and form it into balls(9 or 12 balls, your preference!) Let them rise in a warm place for 40 minutes. Bake at 375F for 15-18 minutes. After you take them out of the oven brush melted butter on the tops and the sides.



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1 Bonnie October 22, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Sweet Lady you have posted more yummy goodies again this week.

I think it is rather cool to go to your blog and see that you had made homemade rolls just like I do and I just got my batch out of the oven. Cool I thought,

My sister has requested pumpkin whoopie pies for her birthday so I just may surprise her.
She tasted mine and feel in love
with them.
You have a wonderful day and weekend may God Bless You. Do you have any snow yet?


2 Merissa October 22, 2010 at 5:40 pm

That's so neat that she requested them!
Nope no snow here yet but the extended forecast says its going to get really cold next week!


3 Bonnie October 22, 2010 at 8:51 pm

BRRRRRRRRRRR! I am in south Carolina and we still have low 70's during the day. Low 40's at night. We get our coldest weather between Jan and March.


4 Valerie October 22, 2010 at 9:21 pm

I don't have a bread machine, do you know if this would work in a stand mixer with a dough hook? I have only ever made pizza dough before but I would love to learn to make everything else! Bread is pretty expensive! =)


5 Merissa October 22, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Bonnie: It's still pretty nice here during the day but that's going to change next week.

Valerie: You would just have to try it. Make sure you knead it enough.


6 Marla April 22, 2011 at 2:10 pm


Do you think they can be made by hand? Do you use a bread machine or a mixer with a dough hook? I’m just curious but I don’t have either.


7 Merissa April 22, 2011 at 2:21 pm

For this recipe I use a bread machine, but for most recipes I use a mixer with a dough hook. Yes I’m sure they could be kneaded by hand, you may just have to knead it, let it rise, knead it again, and let it rise again.


8 Brenda May 25, 2012 at 7:01 pm

You could do this by hand or a stand mixer. Sounds great, thanks for sharing.


9 Estela Isaguirre May 25, 2012 at 7:14 pm



10 Karlie Anne Blackmore May 25, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Can you make them by hand?


11 Little House on the Prairie Living May 25, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Yes you can. Just knead the dough for about 5 minutes and then let it rise for an hour in a warm place before you form it into balls. Then follow the rest of the recipe from there:)


12 Cindy May 26, 2012 at 11:06 pm

Thank you for the yummy recipe! I made it tonight, and it came out
perfect! This is one of our new favorite bread recipes! πŸ™‚


13 Tammy June 30, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Can you put the yeast in with dry ingredients if making this ahead as a pre made mix? I thought I read something about salt activating yeast?


14 Merissa July 1, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Yes, I mix the dry ingredients together but I don’t add in the yeast and just put that in when I make up the mix and add in the wet ingredients.


15 Jennifer May 29, 2013 at 10:53 am

Hi Merissa,
Do you have a substitute for the dry milk powder? I am allergic to dairy and I have been trying to make rolls. I want to try your recipe! Any ideas?


16 Merissa May 29, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I’m pretty sure you could just leave it out in this recipe πŸ™‚


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