Scot's Roll Dough

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I use this in a bread machine to make dough for dinner rolls or sweet rolls. I've used it for a long time, with very little change.

Preparation time: 2 min (for dough)
Cooking time: 0

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 16-30

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Tags: dessert · simple · quick · bread · sweet · rolls · machine · dough ·


1.5 Cups water
4 Cups white bread flour (high gluten flour)
2 Tbsp canola oil
1.5 Tbsp active dry yeast
1.5 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt


Place in bread machine on dough setting. I usually get the dough out before the cycle is done, when the dough has only raised about half way up the bread machine pan.

What follows is adapted from what I found at

Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work area. Roll the dough into a rectangle. The dough should be 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick.

Heat the butter in the microwave until just melted. Spread it on the rolled dough. Sprinkle about 1 Tbsp of cinnamon and a half cup of sugar on the dough rectangle. Add chopped nuts if desired. Roll the dough into a jellyroll.

Slice the roll into slices about 1 1/4-inch thick. Place the rolls 1/2-inch apart on a greased baking pan. Let rise until doubled again, no more than an hour.

While the rolls are rising, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the rolls are browned. When using a metal pan, remove the rolls from the pan immediately.


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