The Most Amazing Rolls

by Mollie

I’ve had a couple requests to post some of my best recipes.  This is not my healthiest bread recipe, but it’s a great one for a special occasion or when you have  company coming over.  I’ve been challenging myself to make good use of my bread machine and never buy bread at the store, so the other night I made my favorite recipe for rolls.   It’s based on a recipe from my bread cookbook, but I changed a few things so I call it my own, hehe.


1 egg at room temperature + enough 80 degree water to equal 1 cup

1/4 cup melted butter

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 tsp salt

1 and 1/2 tsp active dry yeast

2 cups AP flour

1 and 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

I just throw it all in my bread machine in no particular order and use the “dough” setting, but obviously you could mix it in your mixer and then be sure to let it rise.


3 tablespoons meted butter

grated orange peel or a spoonful of orange juice concentrate

spoonful of sugar

1. After it rises the first time or the dough cycle is done, divide bread into pieces and shape into rolls.

2. Mix topping ingredients, dip pieces in mixture.

3. Place in greased baking dish, cover, and let rise in a warm place 1 hour or till they are doubled in size (I like to put them in the oven (NOT turned on!!) with a bowl of boiled water).

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until done.  If you have any topping remaining, brush it on top while they bake.  Serve them warm if possible!


Do you like how I turned the dish to make it less noticeable that I devoured THREE rolls before even stopping to take a picture?  That’s how yummy they are.

7 Responses to “The Most Amazing Rolls”

  1. Hillary says:

    I love the missing rolls picture! I bet the brown sugar IN the mix dose wonder fro them as well…I am so hungry now.

  2. Hillary says:

    OK I give in…I’m off to the store to buy yeast…I really am an advertiser’s dream…I see something and want it immediately!

  3. Mollie says:

    Haha Hillary you crack me up! I hope they turn out well for you. 🙂

  4. Chelsie says:

    holy moly they look so amazing, they will be the first thing i make with my machine next month!

  5. Grandma Wilkie says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe! They look great, and I’m going to try them.

  6. Hillary says:

    So my attempt failed. I think I will stick to store bought until I get a machine!

  7. Uncle Mike & Aunt Argelia says:

    Those roll look SO GOOD. Put on your running shoes, though, I bet they’re good for about two miles per roll!

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