Easy Breadmaker Rolls


I'm so happy to 'break bread" with you.  My sister got this recipe from a neighbor years ago, and now it's one of our family's go-to favorites. This method is excellent for anyone, especially those of us who often feel intimidated by bread. Its simple, fast and pretty hard to screw up. Hence, the reason I love it. This recipe makes 12-15 rolls. If I am needing more than that I use a different recipe and make knead the dough by hand. But for my family, this recipe is plenty for one meal with a few left over for snacks or lunches. Sometimes I will take 1/3 of the dough and make cinnamon rolls. If I am ever bringing a meal to someone or want rolls with soup for supper, I get out the breadmaker and the ingredients, dump them in and walk away. My kind of cooking! I also love a crock pot for this same reason, but that's a post for another day! I can't tell you the joy it will bring me to know these rolls are gracing your table and filling your bellies. In my book, bread is SOUL FOOD, and I am so honored to add even more soul to your family dinners with this easy classic. So, without further ado, here is your new favorite roll recipe:


1 Cup Milk (room temperature)
1 Egg
3 cups flour
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 Teaspoon salt
4 Tablespoons butter (room temperature)
2 Teaspoons yeast


  1. Add all ingredients to your breadmaker in the order listed above
  2. Select the "dough" setting on your breadmaker machine
  3. Let the machine do its magic until it beeps (my dough cycle is 1 hour 20 mins). The bread will rise for the first time inside the machine
  4. Punch air out of dough and shape into balls (golf ball size) or knots and put on a greased cookie sheet or jelly roll pan 
  5. Brush the top of rolls with butter for that perfect golden top
  6. Let the rolls rise for 30 minutes covered with a kitchen towel on top of stove that is heating to 375 degrees 
  7. Bake in oven for 10 minutes or until the top of rolls are a light golden color
  8. Remove from oven and butter top of rolls again
  9. Enjoy and share the recipe liberally with your favorite people! 

If you are going for a real June Cleaver meal, take 1/3-1/2 the dough after it has risen in the bread machine and make cinnamon rolls. Simply roll out the dough, spread softened butter, cinnamon and sugar. Sometimes I will do brown sugar when I'm feeling frisky. Next, roll into a log and cut into pucks with dental floss. Put on cookie sheet with your other rolls and they can all cook together for the same amount of time. Here is a quick frosting recipe I use frequently:

  • equal parts room temperature butter and cream cheese ( I do half a stick of each)
  • cream together and add one teaspoon vanilla
  • add powdered sugar until desired consistency and taste is achieved ( I prefer a more buttercream taste so I add less powdered sugar than most frosting recipes call for)
  • spread over cooled rolls and get ready for eyes to light up when you whip these out later for dessert!
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