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Bubble Bread

Buttery Bubble Bread is homemade bread that is a soft, salty, and buttery pull-apart bread that is easy to make and perfect for dinner rolls.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Rise Time1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time2 hours 40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buttery Bubble Bread
Servings: 30 rolls
Calories: 177kcal
Author: iambaker.net


  • 2 ¼ teaspoons (1 packet) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup (250 g) warm water
  • ¼ cup (50 g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 cups (500 g) all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup (1 stick / 113 g) salted Challenge Butter, melted


  • 4 tablespoons salted Challenge Butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, or less, to taste


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Let it rest for 5 minutes.
  • Add the sugar, shortening, egg, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  • Turn the mixer on low and add 1 cup of flour at a time, adding a little more (or less) flour as needed.
  • Knead (with the dough hook of the stand mixer) for 5-6 minutes, or until smooth.
  • Spray a medium bowl with nonstick spray; place the dough in the bowl. Flip over the dough, getting both the top and bottom covered in the nonstick spray. Cover with plastic wrap.
  • Let dough rise in a warm, draft-free area until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • When you are ready, punch the dough, turn it out onto a floured surface, and divide the dough into 30 equal-sized pieces.
  • Push down slightly (but firmly and evenly) on the dough and roll the ball under your palm in a circular motion. Use the cupped sides of your hands to keep the dough centered in your palm. You may have to work the dough for a while, but eventually, it will come together and most of the lines and folds should have incorporated into the dough, forming a smooth dough ball.
  • In a medium bowl, melt the stick of butter and dip the dough balls in the butter. Place in a greased 9-inch Bundt pan, pouring any of the leftover butter on top.
  • Cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and drizzle the 4 tablespoons of melted butter on the bread. Invert the bundt pan onto a large serving plate.
  • Top with salt. Serve warm.



Calories: 177kcal