Fabulous Yeast Rolls - CopyMy family loves these rolls and they are so easy to make.  You won’t have many of these leftover after a meal!  Great for your holiday meal or just anytime.

2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 (.25 oz) pkg. active/dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm milk
4 cups all-purpose flour
Dissolve yeast in the 1/4 cup warm water and set aside.  Beat eggs and sugar together with a whisk, add melted butter. (I just melt in the microwave for about 30 seconds).  Add salt and warm milk to egg mixture, then add yeast and flour and mix well with spoon.  Do not have your melted butter or warm milk hot.  It will kill the yeast.  Once all ingredients are combined, cover with a dish towel and let rise in warm place for at least six hours or overnight.  Two hours before cooking, punch down dough, spray muffin pans, pinch off three pieces of dough for each muffin cup about the size of a walnut. Dip each piece in melted butter.  Let rolls rise for about another hour in muffin pans.  Cook in preheated 400 degree oven for approximately 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.   Makes about 18 large rolls.  Enjoy!  
Note:  This recipe would make 24 smaller rolls.  We just like the big ones!
This picture is before rising in the pan. .
 If you like this recipe you might also like my recipes for Yummy Yeast Rolls and Pan Yeast Rolls
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  1. Tracy Woodward says:

    I just needed to vent my spleen as it were,i had just re-subscribed to your site again after spotting a nice recipe to print,then after printing it i recalled WHY i had stopped it in the 1st place,a small tiny recipe that takes up SIX pieces of paper due to graphics and cheesy advertising? and no way to block it? SIX pages? and half of them with only a bit of stuff on them, yes you have some decent recipes, but there are 100s of others, and i dont want to have to handwrite yours, i cannot be the only person unhappy with this. try updating to THIS millenium eh?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      If you would just look at the bottom of each recipe and click on the printer icon there, you can remove the photo and any text you don’t want and print only the recipe. You can also e-mail the recipe, share it on Facebook, pin it to Pinterest, etc. by just clicking on the icons below each recipe. This information has been there for years. You must be printing it wrong somehow since you are the only person that has complained and there are thousands of people on this site. You can also “save” the recipe to your computer. Just look below where the icons are posted.

  2. Barbara Dowell says:

    I made these for Thanksgiving 2013, and have a question. Would you say these yeast rolls are meant to be light and fluffy or a little more dense? Just trying to figure out if I made a mistake as mine were heavier than I expected, but had a great taste. Thank you for your time in replying.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      They are not real dense but not real light either if that makes any sense to you.

      1. Barbara Dowell says:

        Thank you for taking time to reply. Hope you enjoy the rest of Thanksgiving weekend!

  3. What does “Do not have your melted butter or warm milk hot.” mean?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      It should only be warm. If it is hot it will kill the yeast.

  4. I know your kitchen was smelling good when these were in the oven. Love it.

  5. These look delicious! I love homemade yeast rolls and these look perfect. Great to serve on an upcoming holiday buffet. Looking forward to giving these a try! 🙂