More Great Recipes: Biscuit | Bread | Oven | Roll

Cafeteria Style Yeast Rolls

User Avatar
Member since 2007
Got a question about this recipe?
Use our BakeBot Ai Chat for instant answers.
No Video

Serves 30 | Prep Time | Cook Time 15

Why I Love This Recipe

A fluffy yeast roll reminiscent of those yummy school cafeteria dinner rolls. Easy to make and they disappear fast!

Ingredients You'll Need

1 package active dry yeast
2/3 c. + 1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 c. warm water-divided
1/2 c. unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 eggs
1/4 c. + 1 teaspoon instant nonfat dry milk powder
1 1/4 tsp. salt
5 1/2 c. all purpose flour
2 tbsp. melted butter (for brushing)


1. In a large mixing bowl, add yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar to 1/2 water.

2. Add melted butter, instant milk powder, salt, 4 cups flour and remaining sugar and water.

3. Beat by hand with whisk or with electric mixer until smooth.

4. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (use a sturdy wooden spoon).

5. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5-6 minutes.

6. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.

7. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours. Punch dough down.

8. Divide into 20-30 pieces; shape into balls.

9. Place 10-15 balls into 2 greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pans.

10. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes to an hour.

11. Lightly brush the top of each roll with melted butter.

12. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

13. Brush again with melted butter and cool completely on wire racks.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

The Official "Burnt" Movie Cookbook
By Burnt Movie Cookbook

7 Recipes

'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

7 Recipes

Disney's Tinker Bell Secret of the Wings Cookbook
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart
Slutty Brownies
Slutty Brownies
Torta Cubana
Torta Cubana
Hi, I'm BakeBot.

Way beyond a chatbot, I can seamlessly interact with BakeSpace recipes and cookbooks, making modifications and answering cooking questions a breeze.

FYI, I’m new, still in beta and you are among the first to chat with me. If you notice a glitch, let us know.
Want to create a recipe? Try our BakeBot AI Recipe Maker!