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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.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Buttery Bubble Bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Rise Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 30 rolls
Calories 177 kcal
Author iambaker.net


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


  • 4 tablespoons Challenge Butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment, dissolve the yeast in warm water. Let it rest for 5 minutes.

  2. Add the sugar, shortening, egg, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

  3. Turn the mixer on low and add 1 cup of flour at a time, adding a little more (or less) flour as needed.

  4. Knead (with the dough hook of the stand mixer) for 5-6 minutes, or until smooth.

  5. 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.

  6. Let dough rise in a warm, draft-free area until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

  7. When you are ready, punch the dough, turn it out onto a floured surface, and divide the dough into 30 equal-sized pieces.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

  11. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  12. 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.

  13. Top with salt. Serve warm.