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Buttery Pull-Apart Rolls | lifemadesimplebakes.com
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Buttery Pull Apart Rolls Recipe

These buttery pull-apart rolls are perfect for any occasion! Not only are they easy to make, but they're fun to eat. Kids and adults alike will love these!
Prep Time1 hr 40 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Rise Time1 hr
Total Time3 hrs
Course: Rolls
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 rolls
Calories: 268kcal


  • 3/4 cup whole milk warm (about 110 degrees)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg +1 egg yolk lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp instant yeast
  • 3 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 tsp kosher sea salt
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
  • 4 tbsp salted butter melted


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add milk, sugar, egg and egg yolk. Sprinkle the yeast over top and allow it to sit until foamy, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add flour and salt, mix until combined, about 2 minutes. Switch to the dough hook and knead on low for 1 minute. Add 8 tablespoons of softened butter, 1 tablespoon at a time. Knead until the dough forms a soft, sticky ball, about 5 minutes.
  • Place the dough in a large, well-greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours. Punch dough to deflate, then place onto a lightly floured surface. Divide dough into 2 equal pieces. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into two rectangles, about 14x16-inches in size.
  • Using a pizza wheel or pastry wheel, cut each of the rectangles vertically into 6 strips (they should be short or 14 inches in length), for a total of 12 strips. Using a pastry brush, butter the tops of all but two strips (you'll use about 2 tablespoons of the melted butter). Stack 5 strips on top of each other, then place the unbuttered strip on top. Repeat with the remaining strips. Cut each stack into 6 equal squares for a total of 12 stacks.
  • Place into a well-greased standard size muffin tin, cut side up. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • When the rolls have risen, remove plastic wrap and place in the oven to bake for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown on the tops. Remove from the oven and brush with the remaining melted butter. Remove from the pan and serve while warm.


Serving: 12serving | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 387mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 399IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg