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World’s BEST Homemade Rolls Recipe

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This is the world’s best homemade rolls recipe, also known as the best dang rolls we have ever shoved into our faces. They are awesome!

This is the world's best homemade rolls recipe, also known as the best dang rolls we have ever shoved into our faces. They are awesome!

Remember those caramello bars? I think they still have them, gosh now I kind of want to run to the store and buy one to devour. Anyway, I remember being a really little girl and seeing those commercials on tv where they stretch it out and it looks all silky and fabulous, and more importantly I remember really wanting one. I think that’s probably the first time I realized I like food, not just for eating to sustain but to enjoy it. Is that weird? Probably, but it kind of tell you why rolls are a big deal for me. I love food, and I think rolls are especially fantastic because I adore fluffy bread. But that also means that I am picky about my carbs. I’ve tried a gazillion roll recipes and while I think my potato rolls are pure heaven I also wanted a regular roll recipe. These are the world’s best homemade rolls recipe, totally perfect, soft homemade rolls. The ultimate recipe, world’s best homemade rolls.

Can Roll Dough Be Frozen?

Yes, you can freeze roll dough to be used later.

Shape your kneaded (but unrisen) yeast dough into rolls.

Place them in a pan and freeze.

Once frozen, bag them airtight and stash in the freezer.

How Long Will Fresh Rolls Last?

Dinner rolls should keep 5-7 days at room temperature.

Wrap them well or place in a zippered storage bag.

How Do You Reheat Dinner Rolls?

Reheat dinner rolls in the oven.

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F.

Place rolls in a baking dish or arrange on a baking sheet.

Bake until warm, 7 to 10 minutes.

Rolls can also be reheated in the microwave.

Cover the rolls with a slightly damp cloth and microwave for 20-30 seconds.

World’s BEST Homemade Rolls Recipe

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This is the world's best homemade rolls recipe, also known as the best dang rolls we have ever shoved into our faces. They are awesome!

World's BEST Homemade Rolls Recipe

4.29 from 21 votes
Prep Time: 3 hours
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 24

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons instant dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk low fat is fine but not skim
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature *see note*

*see note*

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs large
  • 5 to 5 1/2 cups flour all purpose
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons real sea salt not kosher
  • canola oil
  • Extra butter for after baking

Instructions

  • In a bowl, add the 3/4 cup warm water 2 teaspoons of sugar and yeast.
  • Set aside in a warm place to foam for 5-10 minutes.
  • In a saucepan add the heavy cream and milk with the butter and sugar. Stir to combine.
  • Heat over medium heat until foam is around the edges. Do not let boil!
  • Remove from the burner and cool to luke warm. (I place mine on a hot pad in the fridge and watch it carefully to bring it down to warm).
  • Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, lightly whisk the eggs.
  • Add one cup of flour and the salt to the eggs, mix.
  • Add the scalded milk and yeast mixture to the flour and egg mixture, mix.
  • Continue to add an additional cup of flour and mix until the dough starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Add more flour in 1/4 cup increments until the dough does not stick to your fingers but still indents when lightly pressed.
  • Spread a little canola oil in a small grocery or plastic bag, scrape dough out of bowl and into the bag. Twist loosely and tuck under the bag.
  • Allow the dough to rise for 45-60 minutes.
  • Punch down and allow to rise an additional 45-60 minutes.
  • Divide the dough in half and roll into a circle.
  • Cut into 12 pieces.
  • Roll the dough triangle from the wide end into a crescent roll.
  • Place the rolls onto a greased cookie sheet.
  • Repeat with remaining dough and cover lightly with a kitchen towel.
  • Allow to rise for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Heat the oven to 375 degrees and bake 15-18 minutes.
  • Brush the hot rolls with a stick of butter and enjoy!

Notes

Butter or shortening may be used but not margarine.
The instructions may seem a little odd, but for best results follow them exactly. adapted from Ann Romney's The Romney Family Table Cookbook.
Rolls can be shaped and then frozen after the first rise. Freeze them on a cookie sheet then store in ziploc bags in the freezer. When you're ready to use them, allow them to rise in a warm place with a towel over them then bake as directed.
Nutrition Facts
World's BEST Homemade Rolls Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 158mg7%
Potassium 71mg2%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 193IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • I Love Whole Foods!!! The produce is so fresh and the vegan prepared foods are some of the best I have ever had! Yum. 🙂

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  • I love Whole Foods – their 360 products are great quality and you can find products there that you won’t find elsewhere!

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  • The rolls look delicious, and Whole Foods is my favorite store! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  • love Whole Foods

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  • I’ve never tried it and I’ve heard fabulous things!

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  • I have been looking for a great roll recipe! Now I can stop looking! Love to try new foods by shopping at Whole Foods. What an adventure!

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  • I am a sucker for their cheeses and their quiche in the deli!!

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  • Ooooh these rolls sound delightful! Whole foods is the best ever..wish they would put one here in south jordan!

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  • I love Whole Foods! My daughter and I have both recently become gluten intolerant, and WF has a great selection of gf products.

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  • To try and buy healthier stuff to feed my family

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  • These rolls look amazing! Making my mouth water.

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  • Thanks for the opportunity! The rolls look amazing 🙂

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  • I love shopping at wholefoods! Love the bulk bins, the fresh produce and yummy chocolates they have!

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  • Whole Foods is a healthy persons wonderland. I would love this shopping spree so I could cook ALL THE HEALTHY FOODS! for my family!! 🙂

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  • I’m at WF at least once a week. That’s where I go to keep up on my kombucha habit and stock up on bulk items, natural beauty products, produce, and special ingredients I can’t find anywhere else.

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    • Miss you!!!!!

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  • It’d be a fun trip to go to WF on the mainland and stock up on goodies! We don’t have one on island, so I tend to take trips to buy fun things!

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  • i already do shop at WF! i shop there because i don’t have to look at labels, i know everything they sell is safe!

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  • My family is trying to eat healthier and this would definitely help us out with that.

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  • The other I made some of these, from the can. After seeing this I don’t think I can ever use rolls from the can! Thank for the post!

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  • I love the produce aisle, the deli, and the baked goods!

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  • the wholesome and fresh quality of the food! and of course the bulk bins and the salad bar 😉

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  • These rolls looks delicious and I was planning on making them for Easter dinner. I am just a bit confused by the recipe though. Milk is listed twice in the list of ingredients but in the instructions only the 1/4 cup of milk is added. Just hoping you could clarify that for me! Thanks for sharing a great looking recipe though.

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  • The store is bright and fun! Great selection of health foods.

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  • I absolutely love shopping at Whole Foods. Obviously for the healthy, organic foods, but also because they have the most amazingly fresh and delicious meats I’ve ever seen. A $500 gift card? Hello, dinner party!

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  • Those rolls look amazing.

    I love the fish counter at Whole Foods! My son is 2 and fish is his favorite protein.

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  • great produce

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  • Yum! I may have to start “carb loading” for my next race now!

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  • It’s a bit of a drive, but I love stopping at Whole Foods when we are in the area. Have found some yummy fruits that aren’t carried at other stores.

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  • Love all the natural, healthy choices at Whole Foods. I think these rolls are going on my Easter Menu!

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  • I have been wanting to start eating more clean and feeding my family healthier food.

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  • I’m with you-subpar rolls will not do!!! These look PERFECTLY buttery and fluffy and just….ohhhh I wish I had some right now!!!

    and I’d shop at Whole Foods because it’s like FOOD PARADISE in there! I love their selection of natural and organic foods as well!

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  • What a great giveaway. Hope I win it!

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  • Because their produce are always fresh and beautifully displayed! Love the bulk section and grab a lunch at the salad bar.

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  • They have such good produce and the employees are always super helpful and answer every question that I ask them!

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  • Whole Foods is relatively new in our area and not on my regular route. I could change all that!.

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  • This would be a great win. I just found the Whole Foods in my area . Keeping my fingers crossed. This roll recipe is great.

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  • For the variety of items offered.

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  • Whole Food’s meat and produce sections are my favorite.

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  • Wow! I’d finally be able to host a dinner party and also get some good basics for my pantry. Yum!

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  • Because their produce is stellar and I don’t like artificial ingredients!

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  • i love the gluten free section!

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  • Whole Foods! I am so happy every time I go there — and it’s crowded!

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  • Love the pre made food items! WOW!

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  • Love love love that store!!!!!

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  • I’d totally stock up on organic produce for baby food and natural sunscreen for the summer.

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  • Those rolls look amazing! I also love Whole Foods for the beauty products and the baked goods!

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  • I *love* WF for it’s mushroom and fish selection… not to mention the array of bulk goods!

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  • I love the variety of foods they have at Whole Foods but I can never afford it on my own!

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  • Who doesn’t love whole market?!

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  • These rolls look good. I don’t often shop at whole foods mainly due to the prices but they carry the best items. I love the raw coconut water.

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  • I immediately printed this recipe. I tend to forget about them if they are just pinned on pinterest and I want this one in my recipe box!

    I love to shop at Whole Foods. I love all of the options for better eating and living in general. I live 40 miles from the closest Whole Foods, but I would absolutely make the trip if I won this giveaway!!

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  • Ooh, I love rolls too. I need to try the orange roll recipe!

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  • Their fresh meat section! It’s too expensive to shop there all of the time, so we do it to treat ourselves. I would LOVE to win this!

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  • I can’t wait to make these!

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  • I love their selection of ready-made salads. We love to pick up a few for an easy dinner when we picnic in the park.

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  • I have, only been to whole foods once in a different state. Im not exactly sure if we have one here in my area but, if I’d win I would definitely go there and, shop for a ton of groceries!!

    Ps, those dinner rolls look so amazing and so delicious!!
    I cannot, wait to make them and try them out for myself.

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  • We have a whole foods about 30 min from me and $500 would make it so worth the drive! These rolls look divine!

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  • I love the cheese, wine and deli selections!

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  • I love whole foods! Their employees are always the nicest and their Almond milk is the best:)

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  • I don’t know how you have the energy to pump out recipes the way you do, and they always look amazing!

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  • I’m so thrilled to have found your blog! It would help tremendously to shop at wholefoods since My husband has a very restrictive diet as well as my autistic son. Plus I love the store!

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  • I love their organic food!!

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  • So happy to have found you! Everything looks wonderful!

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  • Wow! These rolls look great! I would love to win this giveaway!! I love Whole Foods!

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  • I love Whole Foods! Your rolls look incredible… made my mouth water looking at them. Happy Birthday to you, also! 🙂

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  • These rolls look delish! My kids will LOVE!!!
    I never used to shop at whole foods, because I thought it was overpriced and I could get the same things elsewhere. My husband and I have been on a “whole30-type diet” for the past 2 months and I quickly realized that everything I needed and wanted could be found at Whole Foods and at very reasonable prices. No need to run all over town looking for the best price and for what was on my list. One stop shopping! I’D LOVE TO WIN!!

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  • I’m new to your blog & I already love it!! Whole foods is a favorite place of ours and we love making it a family outing 🙂

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  • Love Whole Foods, the stores inspire me to try new foods!

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  • It’s such a clean store, and I know the produce is always going to be good quality!

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  • Love whole foods market!!!

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  • We love whole foods!!! They have the best tasting and quality food there. We would love this!!

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  • These look delicious!!

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  • Great variety of specialty foods and fresh produce. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  • I love Whole Foods. My little boy has food allergies so we do a lot of shopping for specialty foods there! I love their products!

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  • We have a great Whole Foods here in town. They have wonderful produce.

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  • I love Whole Foods for their produce and salad dressings.

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  • I already shop at Whole Foods and love that I know I’m getting good, fresh organic produce and products. . cooking is really about the ingredients you are using and shopping at Whole Foods helps me to feed my family with confidence!

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  • Unsweetened Coconut and essential oils!

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  • These rolls look divine and I can buy everything at whole foods 🙂

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  • they have the best “healthy” indulgences!

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  • I am obsessed with Whole Foods!! I love how the have such a variety of delicious and DIFFERENT products than regular grocery stores. I also love that they carry my favorite healthy juices – Suja.

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  • My sweetie is “new” to Whole Foods and he LOVED it! I’d love to give him the “prize”. We’d get hormone free meat and poultry!

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  • Freshest produce around!

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  • These rolls make my mouth water–Brilliant!

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  • I love that Whole Foods has healthy choices of food and even body care products!

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  • Seriously you could not have had better timing! I am making rolls for our family Easter dinner this Sunday!! Thanks for sharing!

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  • We just got a Whole Foods in my city. I love all the different types of produce that they stock.

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  • Healthy, sustainable food choices are the reason I love shopping at Whole Foods. Plus, once you start shopping there you can’t go back to the mainstream grocery stores.

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  • I would love to shop at Whole Foods because I believe in making ethical choices about what I eat, and Whole Foods allows me to eat the foods I love and not compromise my morals.

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  • I love Whole Foods selection of gluten free foods for my daughter and their salad bar

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  • Whole Foods is my favorite place to shop! I love all the fresh produce, meats and seafood/fish they have. Not to mention the wide variety of artisanal cheeses and wines! And of course, I love their deli, etc. It’s the one place I know where I can find whatever organic or healthy product I’m looking for!

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  • I love how fresh everything is and how open and inviting the store is!

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  • I love all the choices at Whole Foods.

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  • I love Whole Foods because most of their items are all-natural and not overly processed.

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  • Look like a fantastic roll. The produce is always the freshest and I always find new and interesting products to try.

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  • I love Whole Foods! We don’t have one where I live so I travel to one for my birthday once a year. The gift card would come in handy!

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  • I love shopping at whole foods because they have the best avocados and that is my main craving during this pregnancy! I’ve been trying out every type of recipe I can find to spice up the avocado!

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  • It has the freshest food and the most variety! I love that it makes you step out of the box!

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  • Love following your blog! Can’t wait to make these rolls!

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  • BULK SECTION

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