Weekend Fare: Quick Rolls

I simply must share how I adapted my pizza dough recipe into light and fluffy dinner rolls. We had company and I hadn’t really done a great job at planning a menu so I threw these together hoping they would work – they don’t have to rise which is why I love them the most! Anyway, it worked and we loved them.

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2 Tb. yeast
2 c. warm milk or water (I used half of each)
2 Tb. sugar
2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. butter, melted
5 c. flour

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix yeast, milk, and sugar together. Add salt, butter, and 2 c. flour. Combine and allow to sit for 2 minutes. Add remainder of flour. Knead (I allow my mixer to do this part) for 10 minutes by hand or 4-5 minutes in a mixer or until elastic. Allow dough to rest for 5 minutes. Shape into rolls. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown.

12 responses

  1. Just made these, however, I used instant yeast packs and I’m guessing that’s why the turned out a lot like biscuits. Kinda dowey and certainly not fluffy like a bun.

  2. These were excellent and quick! I used my Kitchenaid mixer to knead them. I replaced a cup of flour with whole-wheat flour; otherwise, followed recipe exactly. Do you put them in a 9″x13″ pan? Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

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  4. These were my first attempt at making rolls, and they turned out perfectly. So easy and delicious! We even put some cinnamon and sugar on a few with butter….so good! Thanks for a great easy recipe!! It was just what I needed at the last minute.

  5. I made a healthier version of these….all whole wheat flour, added 4TBL of sesame seeds, 4TBL of sunflower seeds, 1TBL of crushed rosemary, I used honey instead of sugar, sea salt, and about 1TBL of minced fresh garlic. I also doubled the butter because of the whole wheat flour….baked on 375 for 20mins

    Thanks for the “base recipe”!! You really helped me tonight since we were out of bread!!

  6. Thanks for the recipe, I am trying these for dinner, I did add a little bit of olive oil though and am letting them ‘rise’ for about 20 minutes before baking. =)

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