Sunday, November 17, 2013

Quick Yeast Rolls

I came across this recipe on and have been using it for months.  It is the easiest roll recipe I have found (no kneading, no rolling, only mixing and plopping), and it is delicious, too!  It is fast (start to finish, about 2 hours) and the rolls come out light and fluffy.  It makes it simple for me to have fresh rolls for my family with dinner!

Quick Yeast Rolls
slightly adapted from:

2 Tbsp. shortening
3 Tbsp. white sugar
1 c. hot water
1 package active dry yeast
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp. salt
2 1/2 c. flour (just a little less than that, actually)

In a large bowl, combine the shortening, sugar and hot water and stir to dissolve (the shortening won't dissolve very much).  When the water has cooled to luke warm, add the yeast and stir it to dissolve.  Stir in the egg and salt, then add the flour and stir to combine.  Cover the bowl with a towel and let it rise until it is doubled in size.  Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.  When the dough has doubled in size, divide it into the prepared muffin tin cups.  Cover it and allow it to rise again until it has doubled in size.  Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.  Bake the rolls for 10 minutes or until lightly golden (mine have never taken more than ten minutes).


  1. Looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe! I'll have to try it :)

  2. Grandpa Dave is requesting these!!!! Along with Monica's beef roast. That is what is on today's dinner menu..