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Recipe for butter pan rolls

Food styling by Sheryl Julian and Valerie Ryan. Lane Turner/Globe Staff

Makes 20

Pan rolls are simply rolls that are shaped and baked in a pan so the sides touch and stay soft. This is easy enough for children to make.

1recipe Butterhorn dinner rolls

1. Make the dough for Butterhorn dinner rolls (see recipe) and rise once. On a lightly floured board, punch down the dough and cut it into 20 even pieces.

2. Set the oven at 400 degrees. Butter two 8-inch round cake pans.


3. Shape each piece into a round, pinching the ends so the tops are smooth. Set 10 in each pan (7 rounds should go along the sides of the pan, 3 in the middle). Cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm place to rise for 30 minutes or until the rounds are touching.

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4. Brush the rolls with butter.

5. Bake the rolls for 30 minutes, turning the pans around halfway through baking, or until the rolls are golden brown all over.

Sheryl Julian. Adapted from Lois Riley and “Better Homes and Gardens New CookBook”