Grandma Belle's Yeast Rolls

Recipe Intro From chlo.peters

Growing up, no family gathering was complete without my Grandma's Yeast Rolls. 

Every time I went to my grandma's house, I was amazed to find that my grandmother had already prepared the dough. In addition to bread rolls, the dough can be used to make pizza crust, or even coffee cake using her simple recipe.

We recommend making 2-3 bread rolls per guest, and utilizing the remainder of the dough in one of the aforementioned ways.


Prep time 1hr
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 22


  • 3 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 cups water, at 110 degrees


  • Step 1

    Mix the yeast, oil, salt, sugar, and water in a large mixing bowl.

  • Step 2

    In three parts, add the flour.

  • Step 3

    Knead to combine and let rest for 15 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Knead the dough again, then form the dough into rolls and brush with egg.

  • Step 5

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees

  • Step 6

    Set rolls on a baking sheet, spaced out so they can rise for 15 more minutes.

  • Step 7

    Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden.