I am not one for paying for rolls at the grocery store. I like to make my own at home. Yes — buying them at the store is a lot easier, but if you have a few extra moments one day at home, why not make a batch and then freeze them to use whenever you need some bread? Here is my recipe for Easy Yeast Rolls.
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I love making homemade bread from scratch. If you want your home smelling delicious and your hunny and kids to love you for life — make some. I am serious 🙂
- 4 cups Milk
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Vegetable Oil
- 9 cups Flour
- 2 packages (4½ Tsp.) Active Dry Yeast
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 2 Tablespoons Salt
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of water
- Pour 4 cups of milk into a pot. Add one cup of sugar and 1 cup of vegetable oil. Stir to combine. Turn the burner on medium to medium-low and heat the mixture until it is lukewarm (between 90 and 110 degrees).
- Before the mixture boils, turn off the heat. Let the milk mixture set for a bit. Take a thermometer and check to see if it is between 90 and 110 degrees.
- When the mixture is the right temperature add in 4 cups of flour and 2 packages of (4-1/2 teaspoons) of active dry yeast. After the yeast and flour are fully incorporated, add another 4 cups of flour. Stir together and allow to sit, covered with a tea towel or lid, for an hour.
- After about an hour it should have almost doubled in size. If it hasn’t changed much, put it in a warm (but turned off ) oven for 45 minutes or so.
- When it has risen and doubled in size add 1 more cup of flour, 1 heaping teaspoon of baking powder, 1 scant teaspoon of baking soda and about 2 tablespoons of salt. Stir or knead the dough until combined.
- Butter 2 muffin pans. Form the rolls by pinching off a walnut sized piece of dough and rolling it into a little ball. Repeat and tuck three balls of dough into each buttered muffin cup. Continue until pan is full. Cover and allow to rise for about 1 to 2 hours.
- Create your egg wash and brush the tops of the rolls before placing in the oven.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bake until golden brown, about 17 to 20 minutes.
It seems really long and tedious, but I am telling you — you will NOT buy another package of rolls from the store when you see how easy this is.