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Soft Yeast Pan Rolls


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon plus 2/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 eggs
  • 7 to 7-1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  • 1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in warm water; let stand for 5 minutes. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening, salt and remaining sugar until light and fluffy. Add boiling water; cool to 110°-115°. Add eggs and yeast mixture; beat until smooth. Stir in enough flour to form a soft dough.
  • 2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • 3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into thirds. Divide each portion into nine pieces; shape into balls. Place in three greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • 4. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pans on wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 206 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 127mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


Average Rating: 4.166666
  • krysfielder
    Nov 2, 2018
    My family loves these.
  • rdw165
    May 23, 2010

    I have made these several times and have found a family favorite.

    Do everything as the recipie calls for.

    Tip: adhere to recommended temperatures and be sure the yeast mixture rises before adding it to the dough. If the yeast doesn't rise then the bread won't either.

  • katejudy311
    Jun 1, 2009

    I have made these so many times, each with great results. They are always requested for family dinners.

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