QUICK-RISING YEAST ROLLS

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Quick rising yeast rolls are quick to rise and easy to make.

They make a great addition to any meal. Serve them for appetizers with ham or with your favorite jams and jellies for breakfast. Great for any holiday or gathering.  You might also like to check out our recipe for garlic cheese biscuits.

Quick Rising Yeast Rolls Ingredients

2 packages active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons to a package)

1/2 cup warm water

1 1/4 cups milk

3 tablespoons white granulated sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup

4 cups all-purpose flour

Quick Rising Yeast Rolls Instructions

Combine milk, sugar, salt, and butter and heat just until warm and butter is melted. Dissolve yeast in the warm water and stir until smooth. Combine milk mixture with flour and mix with spoon. Add the yeast and water and continue mixing until you have all ingredients incorporated. Cover with towel and let rise for 20 minutes in a warm spot.. (I turn on the oven to warm and set mixture covered on top of the stove with the light above the stove on.) Punch down after the 20 minutes and turn out on floured surface. Work in a little flour if needed. Pinch off pieces and roll into balls about the size of a walnut. Spray round cake pans, pie pans or whatever you use with cooking spray. Let the dough rise in the pans another 20 minutes. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes until brown on top. (I brush mine with melted butter the last 10 minutes of cooking but this is not necessary). Makes about 36 rolls. Enjoy!

 

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Quick Rising Yeast Rolls

These Quick Rising Yeast Rolls are wonderful! Perfect for you holiday dinner. 
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 rolls

Ingredients

  • 2 packages active dry yeast 2 1/4 teaspoons to a package
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions

  • Combine milk, sugar, salt, and butter and heat just until warm and butter is melted. Dissolve yeast in the warm water and stir until smooth. Combine milk mixture with flour and mix with spoon. Add the yeast and water and continue mixing until you have all ingredients incorporated. 
  • Cover with towel and let rise for 20 minutes in a warm spot.. (I turn on the oven to warm and set mixture covered on top of the stove with the light above the stove on.) Punch down after the 20 minutes and turn out on floured surface. Work in a little flour if needed. Pinch off pieces and roll into balls about the size of a walnut. Spray round cake pans, pie pans or whatever you use with cooking spray. Let the dough rise in the pans another 20 minutes.
  • Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes until brown on top. (I brush mine with melted butter the last 10 minutes of cooking but this is not necessary). Makes about 36 rolls.

 

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12 Comments

  1. I tried this recipe for dinner. Wanted something quick and easy. They came out great. I might roll the dough balls a little bigger. We ate most of one pan. It’s just me and the hubs. But we are both over 6 ft and… phat kids 4 stars

  2. This recipe sounds yummy and easy. Can’t wait to try it but I will need to cut recipe in half. Would I also half the 1/2 cup water to activate yeast ? My mother-in-law passed away recently so I will be cooking Thanksgiving dinner for our small family. She made the best yeast rolls but I never had success with her recipe. Wanted to do a trial run with your recipe before the big day arrives. Thank you.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I have not tried cutting this recipe in half. I think you would still use the full cup of water for the yeast but like I said I have not tried it. My opinion is that it would work either way Barbara.

  3. Can I make this recipe with almond milk or will it not work?

  4. Hello, first time trying to make rolls. All looked good until the second rising….the started to rise but when I checked again, they had fallen. I had them on top of the oven while the turkey was baking. Could they have gotten too warm? Or did I let them sit too long? Still tasted good after baking, but more like biscuits than rolls, lol
    Thank you!

    • The Southern Lady says:

      They may have gotten too warm or if you were opening the oven door during that time it could have caused them to fall.

  5. I am not sure what I did wrong- I mixed exactly like your recipe but my dough was way more wet than yours. I went ahead and let them rise but when I went to put it on the counter it was still super wet and I had to add a good bit of flour just to keep it from sticking to my hands. Any clue where I went wrong? I was super careful to be exact with my measurements.
    They turned out beautiful but were a little tough from all the handling. Going to attempt again soon.

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I am not sure what you did wrong either, Johanna. Maybe, just a difference in the flour texture or something. I would just add less milk next time and mix until it comes together like the photo. I am glad they turned out and hope you have better luck next time.

  6. Gonna top them with butter

  7. Joan Smith says:

    Can these be frozen after baking ??

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