Pull Apart Dinner Rolls

November 18, 2013
I am super excited to be able to share this wonderful dinner roll

recipe with you all just in time for Thanksgiving.  

You know, our family loves bread and when we all gather together, 

homemade rolls are expected to be part of the meal.  

About a year ago I shared another roll recipe with you all-

Grammy's Parker House Rolls which is an amazing recipe as well. 

You can never have too many bread recipes and honestly different 

recipes work well with different baking styles.

This amazing recipe is baked in a bundt pan-and if you follow me 

along, you will know I am smitten with my bundt pan.  In fact, 

nothing gets between me and my pan.

After I mixed my dough together, I realized that I really needed two 

bundt pans for this recipe, but since I only had one, I had to make     
do. So, I made the other half of the recipe into tada...

Yep, Holiday Cinnamon Rolls...yes heaven in a pan.  Recipe for 

these will be next week.  

~ Pull Apart Dinner Rolls ~
Southern Living Cookbook 1986

Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight
2 bundt pans
Oven 350
2 packages dry yeast
1 cup warm water ( 105 degrees-115 degrees)
1 cup boiling water
1 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs beaten
1 1/2 tsp. salt
6 to 6 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup butter melted

Combine boiling water and shortening in a large mixing bowl; beat with a wire whisk until shortening dissolves.  Add sugar, eggs, salt 
and yeast mixture; mix well.  Gradually stir flour into batter.  (Dough will be very soft.)  Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours-I refrigerated mine overnight.

Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface, and knead about 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic.  Divide dough in half:  shape each half into 24 ( 1 1/2-inch) balls.  Dip each ball into melted butter.  Using 2 greased 10-inch Bundt pan, arrange balls in each.

  I used the other half to make Holiday Cinnamon Rolls.
 ( Recipe to  follow in later post)

Cover and let rise in a warm place (85 degrees), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.  Bake loaf at 350 for 35 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when tapped.  Cool 15 minutes in pan;
remove loaf from the pans, serve warm.

Love this dough so light, flaky and melt in your mouth goodness.  

Don't forget, if you like this recipe you can print it now-so easy.

I placed my rolls in my new porcelain braided bread basket, I just 

love the way the basket showcases these beautiful rolls.  These rolls

are very easy to separate and so tender.  You can serve them with 


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  1. Those look great! Will have to try these out for sure!

  2. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Jemma. The rolls look yummy!

  3. Jemma,

    These look and sound scrumptious! Nothing like homemade bread, (homemade anything, really, right?!). Now, because I love cinnamon so much, I am anxiously awaiting your Holiday Cinnamon Rolls! I can smell them already!


  4. These look SO great! Now I know how pull apart bread is made.

  5. Oh I am in love with this post! YUMMY! I have never made these from scratch and am a bit hesitant to try recipes with yeast. My daughter wants me to make pull apart rolls for Christmas when we will be in Seattle for Christmas...hummmm.
    Have a lovely week.

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  7. Jemma,
    These Pull Apart Dinner Rolls look delicious, and a great addition to the meal. Thanksgiving dinner just isn't the same without rolls, is it?

    Just to let you know, I have been listening to Christmas music too. I just love it. :~)


  8. Oh my! Bread is my weakness. I'll make one pan of these for Thanksgiving dinner. I'll try to share with hubby though! Sweet hugs!

  9. The first thing to do is put the bundt pans in the icebox?
    I love bread but it does not love me - or maybe it does because it stays on me.
    That looks wonderful - with some real butter!
    Will you be there for Thanksgiving?

  10. Jemma, These rolls look like they melt in your mouth. Can't wait to see next week's cinnamon rolls! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Yummy, homemade rolls. Thanks for sharing, I will give them a try. Have a happy week!

  12. Jemma these look amazing! Thank you so much for the recipe.
    I will be serving them with pride for Thanksgiving!
    Big hugs,

  13. I'm with you, Jemma, I love homemade rolls and bread. I never thought of baking rolls in a bundt pan. You're too cute! xo

  14. These look great and remind me of my grandmother's dinner rolls. I have a bundt pan too! :)

  15. Jemma, these rolls look delicious! Can't wait to see the recipe for the cinnamon rolls. Pinned this! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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