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pull apart rolls
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5 from 8 votes

Pull Apart Rolls

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!   
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Proofing3 hrs
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dinner rolls, homemade rolls, pull apart rolls
Servings: 12
Calories: 143kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley


  • 1 lb all purpose flour approx. 4 cups
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp activated dry yeast
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp seeds to decorate


  • Mix all ingredients together starting with the flour, adding water, yeast, mayo and lastly the salt.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • Choose an baking dish that is not too big. (You can use a large pizza pan or two cake pans.)
  • The idea is that while raising the bread rolls will fill the whole pan and create a sort of big flower.
  • 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.
  • Bake at 400F for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.


Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1.8mg