Some yeast roll recipes call for eggs and some don't. What is the difference in the finished product?

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boulangere May 14, 2014
Yeasted dough recipes which include eggs usually call for butter as well. The combination of eggs and butter turns the dough a beautiful golden color. Too, the lipids (fats) in the yolks and the butter (obviously) have a nicely tenderizing effect on the dough, as fats cause protein (gluten) strands to pull apart in places. All of which are perfect in a lovely dinner roll.
HalfPint May 14, 2014
I find the egg yeast rolls to have a richer flavor and a firmer texture.
merrijane P. May 14, 2014
Have been making rolls for many years but never tried a recipe that called for eggs. Thanks, now I'll try one.
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