Friday, January 14, 2011

Rolls ~

Lately, we have been eating a lot of rolls with our dinners.  We love rolls and they help round out our meals.  I’d like to share two of our favorite dinner roll recipes with you today.


This little roll is just about the tastiest roll ever.  It reminds me of the rolls we would have at the family of a church member from a little country church where my dad pastored when I was younger.  It is a quick to make roll and easy to get on the table in a little more than an hour.  I found this recipe years ago at The Sparrow’s Nest

Double-Quick Dinner Rolls

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 pkg active yeast
  • 2 T. sugar  (I use 4 T)
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (I used one cup whole wheat and 1 1/4 cup all-purpose)
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 t.  soft shortening (I use 2 t. of softened butter)

Dissolve yeast in water.  Stir sugar, half of flour, and salt into yeast.  Beat with spoon until smooth.  Add rest of flour and beat until smooth.  Add egg and shortening (butter) and beat.  Scrape the sides of the bowl and cover it with a cloth.  Set it in a warm place for a half-hour and let rise.

Grease 12 muffin cups.  Stir down raised dough.  Spoon into muffin cups about 1/2 full.  Again, let rise in a warm place, for a half-hour.  Bake at 400 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes.

When we pull the rolls out of the oven, I always rub a little butter over the top of each roll.  Yummy!  Everyone in my family loves these rolls and they disappear quickly. 



This week I made another roll that I hadn’t made in a while. The kids came into the kitchen and were excited to see these rolls because these are some yummy rolls.  They were a little sad when I told them that these were going to some friends.  They made me promise to make them some this week.  {smile}

Mama A’s favorite rolls ~

  • 1 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 T salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 4 + cups of flour ( I use 2 cups of whole wheat and 2 + cups of white)
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1 pkg of yeast

*A little note ~ I use my bread maker to mix the dough on this recipe.  Then I remove the dough from the machine and form into rolls before baking.

Put ingredients into bread maker in the order listed above.  Add more yeast in small amounts to machine as mixing until the dough pulls away from the sides.  After the machine is done (1 hour and 20 minutes), remove the dough to a lightly floured surface.  Knead for a few minutes before pinching small amounts of dough to create rolls.  Place into a greased pan and let rise again until double.  Bake in a 400 degree oven until browned.

*If you did not want to use a bread machine, you could follow these directions.

In a small bowl, add yeast to 1/3 cup of warm water and 1 tsp. of sugar.  Set aside.  In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of hot water, butter, 1/3 cup sugar, and salt.  Then add beaten egg and yeast.  Add flour until a stiff dough forms.  Cover dough with clean towel and allow to rise until doubled.  Put on a floured surface and knead well.  Make into rolls and place into greased pans.  Let rise again until doubled.  Bake in a 400 degree oven until browned.

I’m always on the look out for new recipes so if you have special roll recipe, please feel free to share it!



  1. were a roll eating family. I make them and freeze them so we can take them out with dinner. You really do save money when you make your own because they are quite pricey to buy along. Thanks for the recipes.

  2. Those rolls look amazing. I am a sucker for a good roll recipe. I am going to make dinner this week for a dear friend who just had a baby, and I think I'll try one of your recipes for rolls to go with their meal. Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Thanks, Amanda & Melissa. I love it when y'all visit. Seriously, those first rolls are so yummy and super quick. We never have any seconds when I make those. LOVE them! You all have a great weekend. :)


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