Who has been cooking and cooking and cooking? Same here. The payoff is making my family things they LOVE and swoon over. In fact, I made these yeast rolls the other night and left me ONE roll! Seriously. What they didn’t know is that I stashed a whole tray in the freezer for later. I’ll decide if I will share them later:)
For many years, I was intimidated by the process of making yeast bread. I didn’t want to spend all day in the kitchen and then have lackluster results. Once I tried this recipe, there was no reason not to bake fresh rolls and often. And like I said, make a double batch and toss a tray in the freezer. I pop the frozen rolls in the oven at 325 degrees and heat until warm.
Don’t forget to slather them with your favorite butter (mine is Plugra). Dust with some sea salt for an added bang. Welcome to your new family favorite, just in time for your Easter or Passover family gathering.Print
- Preheat oven to 375°
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, add warm water, 110-115° F (NOT HOT), sugar, oil, and yeast. Stir lightly. Let stand 15 minutes. Should be bubbly.
- Stir in salt and beaten egg to yeast mixture.
- Add 2 ½ – 3 cups of flour and use the dough hook to knead at medium speed for 5 -7 minutes. Dough will be sticky. Add additional flour, 1 TBSP at a time if needed to make the dough manageable.
- Let dough sit in mixer bowl for 10 minutes.
- Grease or spray with Pam a pan or cookie sheet.
- Spray your hands with Pam or grease them with Crisco.
- Remove dough from bowl and knead gently a couple of times.
- Pinch dough in equal size balls. If you want to be exact, you can weigh the balls.
- Form dough into a ball and place in pan making sure they don’t touch.
- Let rise 20 minutes.
- Bake about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Baste with butter.
Make sure your yeast is fresh. Check the date before you begin.
Use Active Dry Yeast. Yeast is available in a host of different varieties so be sure to check the package.
Be careful not to add too much flour. You don’t have to add all 3 ½ cups of flour especially if you live in a humid climate. Use your judgement. Dough will be sticky, but that is as it should be. Adding too much flour can make the rolls dense.
The dough will be sticky. It really helps to keep your hands sprayed with Pam or greased with Crisco.