Gwen’s Butter Rich Dinner Rolls

I have used this recipe for over 30 years. I first saw it in a cookbook put together by factory workers. I received this cookbook as a gift and have since made it my main and favorite cookbook. It is so ragged and well used. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have making them.

Preparation time

  • Prep Time 3 hrs
  • Total Time 3 hrs 15 mins
  • Servings 18


  • 2 packages dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup scalded milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 1/2-5 cups flour


  1. Soften yeast in warm water.
  2. In large mixing bowl combine sugar, butter, salt and milk.
  3. Cool to luke warm.
  4. Stir in eggs and yeast.
  5. Gradually add flour to form a stiff dough, beating well after each addition.
  6. Knead methold: Knead on floured surface until smooth and satiny (about 5 minutes).
  7. Cover, let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  8. Work done, cover, let rise again until about double, put into rolls and let rise again for another hour.
  9. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees.