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30 Minute Homemade Rolls

Perfect homemade rolls in just 30 minutes!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz34vuDXHUU
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Rise Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bread, homemade rolls, Thanksgiving Side Dish
Servings: 12
Calories: 203kcal
Author: Camille Beckstrand

Equipment

  • 9x13-inch Baking Pan
  • Mixing Bowl
  • stand mixer (optional, but makes this recipe so much easier)

Ingredients

  • 1 ⅛ cups warm water (see note below)
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons active dry yeast (yes, it really is 2 Tbls)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 ½ cups flour (more or less; see instructions below)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine warm water, oil, yeast, and sugar; let rest for 5-10 minutes or until frothy and bubbly (you can also make this recipe without a stand mixer - just use a big bowl, a large wooden spoon, and all your arm strength).
  • With a dough hook, mix in salt, egg and 2 cups of flour until combined. Then add remaining flour - 1/2 cup at a time (dough will be sticky). Sometimes I need the full 3 ½ cups, sometimes I need less, and sometimes I need even more.
  • Spray your hands with cooking spray and shape the dough into 12 balls.
  • After shaped, place on lightly greased cookie sheet and let rest and rise for 10 minutes.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes or until tops are lightly golden.

Video

Notes

  • When it comes to how hot of water to use for this recipe and most homemade breads, you want to use the hottest water that you would use to wash your face. If it's too hot for you to wash your face in, it's too hot to use for homemade bread. You want it to be warm, but not too hot so that your yeast activates perfectly and this is a good little trick to know how warm of water to use.
  • You can use this dough to make cinnamon rolls, but it is a little sticky. However, if you want to try, here are the instructions: Follow the recipe through step 3, and then add in the flour as mentioned in step 4. Instead of shaping them into balls, roll out the dough to be about 1/4" thick and brush with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar.
    Roll up the dough into a jelly-roll shape, then slice about 1" thick and place in a greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Let them rise for 10 minutes, then bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes (or until lightly browned on top).
    Top the cinnamon rolls with frosting. We like to use buttercream or cream cheese frosting.
    If you’re feeling more confident, you need to make our favorite homemade cinnamon roll recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 2mg