Monday, November 28, 2011

Weekly Recipe: Quick Fluffy Yeast Rolls

It is possible to overcome your fears.  I inherited my mom's fear of baking with yeast but I was determined to not let it win.  My determination finally paid off!  Maybe we just hadn't found the right recipe or the right teacher.  I'm pretty sure I found them both with Tina's Quick Fluffy Dinner Rolls!

I have had this recipe bookmarked for nearly a year now and I'm just now getting around to conquering my fear.  What was I waiting for?  Tina has spelled out every step in the perfect kind of detail I needed.  She answered all the questions I've always had running through my mind as I've made other recipes in the past.  She even provides a YouTube video that shows how to properly roll the dough without touching it too much.  I'm here to tell you, if you follow her easy steps, this recipe is almost fool-proof!  I shouldn't make that claim until my mother tries it but it certainly turned out perfectly for me!

Quick & Fluffy Yeast Rolls
recipe:  Mommy's Kitchen

3/4 - cup milk
4 - tablespoons butter
3/4 - cup hot water
4 - tablespoon sugar
1 - teaspoon salt
4 - 4 1/2 - cup flour
1 - heaping tablespoon instant yeast

1. Pour your milk into a microwave safe container. Add your butter to the milk and put it in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes.
2. While the milk warms preheat your oven to 170 degrees. Turn on the tap to get your water nice and hot. Temperature is important to making these rolls rise quickly. Put your hand in the water to test it. You want it to be just on the edge of unpleasant.
3. Put your milk/butter and hot water in the bottom of your Kitchen Aid Mixer. Add the sugar and salt. Then add 2 cups of flour...let it mix for 1 minute.
4. Add the yeast. Turn the mixer on and add the rest of the flour 1 cup at a time.
5. You have enough flour when the dough scrapes the side of the bowl clean. Mix on medium speed for 5 minutes.
6. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit for 5 minutes. You need the plastic wrap to trap the heat.
7. Take a stick of butter and coat the inside of a 9x13 pan.
8. Spray your counter, or a cutting board with cooking spray. Lay your dough on top of it.
9. Take a sharp knife, spray it with cooking spray and cut your dough into 12 pieces. Make them as equal as you can.
10. Gently round them into balls, and put them in your buttered 9x13 pan.
11. Put the pan into your warm 170 degree oven. Let them rise for about 20 minutes or until they have risen about 1 inch above the rim of the pan.
12. Leave your pan in the oven and turn the heat up to 350 degrees. Bake for 15 minutes (I baked mine an additional 7 minutes and they still weren't brown!  They were done, just not brown). This time includes the time it takes the oven to increase in temperature. Bake until golden brown.
13. Brush with a little softened butter and serve warm.

Total Time: about 1 hour 10 minutes


  1. Gorgeous rolls, Danielle! I too have a bit of a fear of yeast...and pie crust! I baked my first loaf of homemade bread earlier this year, and it was really fun!

  2. These are making my mouth water! I will have to try this recipe for sure, YUM!

  3. Those turned out beautiful. I remember when I had a fear of yeast. Once you get passed it the possibilites are endless. That you tube video was a life saver. So simple to get perfectly round rolls.

  4. Wow...i'm terrified of cooking with yeast too but that recipe seems so easy! I'll definitely try that one--thanks for sharing.

  5. every time I try to make something with yeast, it ends up being an epic fail! I can't seem to conquer it. Your Thanksgiving meal looked yummy!

  6. I am scared of yeast too but you may have inspired me to give these a try!

  7. I'm definitely remembering this recipe. I love a good yeasty roll, but I'm always scared/too lazy to try them!

  8. These look delicious. Thank you for linking up to Sharing Sundays!