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pull apart rolls
Pull Apart Rolls
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
3 hrs
Total Time
35 mins

You'd never guess the secret ingredient in these delectable rolls If I hadn't told you! Fresh from the oven and piping hot you'll love these pull apart rolls!   

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dinner rolls, homemade rolls, pull apart rolls
Servings: 12
Calories: 143 kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
  • 1 lb all purpose flour approx. 4 cups
  • 1 cup water
  • ΒΌ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp activated dry yeast
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp seeds to decorate
  1. Mix all ingredients together starting with the flour, adding water, yeast, mayo and lastly the salt.
  2. Knead well until the dough becomes smooth and keeps together. If the dough is too sticky add a couple of spoon of flour, if is too dry add a bit of water. In the end you should have a rather soft dough.
  3. Put the dough in a large bowl and cover with plastic film, then place in a warm place to proof (I usually put it in the oven with the light on)
  4. When the dough has doubled (2-6 hours depending on room condition), form it into balls slightly bigger than a golf ball and place in a baking dish to proof until it doubles in size.
  5. Choose an baking dish that is not too big. (You can use a large pizza pan or two cake pans.)
  6. The idea is that while raising the bread rolls will fill the whole pan and create a sort of big flower.
  7. When the rolls have proofed, brush with the lightly beaten egg and decorate with your favorite seeds: sunflower, pumpkin, flax or even paprika or grated cheese.
  8. Bake at 400F for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
Pull Apart Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 143
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 48mg1%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.