Yes… you read that correctly… yeast dinner rolls… in 30 minutes!! Craziness!! This recipe is a game changer, an eye opener, one for the books… seriously, it’s awesome. I have an unnatural obsession with bread, and dinner rolls… well sometimes I’d like to make my dinner JUST be the rolls. But, alas, I don’t have a lot of patience, and during the day, usually not much time. Like many of you, most days, I just don’t have the time or gumption to make dough and let it rise for hours and hours. So typically, I reach for some frozen rolls. From now on, I’ll be making these! I found this recipe gem on Pinterest, and whoa… I knew once I made them, I HAD to share them with you all 🙂 These rolls were featured at my family’s Thanksgiving, and they went FAST! I couldn’t believe how simple they were to make… no fussing, rolling out, kneading for 10 minutes… nope, none of that. Just add the oil, sugar, warm water and yeast to the bottom of your stand mixer, stir and let sit for 15 minutes. Now if you don’t have a stand mixer, don’t fret. You could do this in a large mixing bowl as well 🙂
Once it has set for 15 minutes and looks like the picture above, add your egg, salt and flour. The recipe calls for bread flour, which I realize many of you may not have laying around in your pantry… you CAN make this with regular ol’ all purpose flour… the rolls will be a little heavier and denser, but will still turn out. I’ve made them both ways and do prefer the bread flour, as it creates a lighter, fluffier roll, but don’t feel like you absolutely have to run out and buy bread flour 🙂 Turn on your mixer, fitted with a dough hook attachment, and mix slowly to incorporate flour (you don’t want to turn it on high or you’ll be wearing that flour – don’t ask me how I know this…). Once incorporated, turn speed up to medium and let it mix/knead for a few minutes until dough is smooth. ** if you don’t have a stand mixer, use a wooden spoon or spatula to mix until dough is smooth. This will take some elbow grease, but is do-able 🙂 Turn off your mixer, lightly flour your counter or other surface and your hands. Caution… this dough is STICKY! Elastic and sticky… don’t worry, it’s supposed to be that way. It is kind of a pain to get it all out of the mixing bowl, but the end result is worth it 😉 Shape dough into a round, cut in half, and cut each half into 6 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball shape (doesn’t have to be perfect), and place in a greased 13×9 pan. You’ll end up with 12 balls of dough. Cover and let them rise for 10 minutes. That’s right… just 10 minutes!!
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees while those babies are rising. After 10 minutes, just pop the 13×9 pan into the oven for 11-12 minutes. If desired, you can brush the tops of the rolls with melted butter once they come out of the oven. It’s optional… but c’mon… melted butter on rolls? That’s definitely a must in my book! You’ll be left with these beauties…
It’s okay if you’re drooling a little… I am. I can’t say this enough… try these… I know you’ll LOVE them 😀
30 Minute Yeast Dinner Rolls
- 1 cup + 2 Tbsp warm water
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 Tbsp dry active yeast this is between 2 and 3 packets
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 3 1/2 cup bread flour (all purpose works as well for a heavier, denser roll)
In your mixer bowl combine the water, oil, yeast, and sugar and allow it to rest for 15 minutes.
Using your dough hook attachment, slowly mix in the salt, egg and flour.
Knead with hook until will incorporated and dough is soft and smooth (about 2-3 minutes)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Form dough into a round, cut in half, and cut each half into 6 pieces... giving you 12 pieces. Shape into 12 balls and then place in a greased 13x9 pan and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
Bake in oven for 11-12 minutes, until golden brown. Brush baked rolls with melted butter if desired.
Recipe adapted from Your Homebased Mom
*** These rolls have so many variations you could do… want a garlic and herb roll? Add some dried or fresh herbs and garlic powder to the flour before you mix it into the dough. Want some cheesy rolls? Either add cheese to the dough while mixing or sprinkle cheese on top of the rolls before baking. Want a honey roll? Try adding some honey to the dough. Have some fun with these… experiment… make them your own. I’d love to hear of any variations you’ve made and loved 🙂