This is the roll recipe that really gave me the confidence to work with yeast. It is very hard to mess up and there is very little kneading. It’s a soft, slightly sweet, dense roll that can also be used as a cinnamon roll base.
Amazingly Easy Yeast Rolls
Easy yeast rolls that you can also use to make cinnamon rolls
Prep time: 60 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
- 3/4 cup milk
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 5 teaspoons yeast
- 5 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
Heat milk, water, sugar and salt in a saucepan over low heat until warm (about 120 degrees), remove from heat and mix in the eggs and yeast. Place 5 cups of flour in a large lidded bowl. I usually use one of my slow cooker liners because I don’t have a bowl with a lid that’s large enough. Make a well in the center and pour in the warm liquid and yeast mixture. Do not stir.
Cover with the lid and let sit 20-30 minutes. Pour in the melted butter and mix well. Add flour if sticky until a soft but no longer sticky dough is formed. Knead several times. Place back into bowl and cover again with lid. Let the dough sit for another 20-30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Divide dough into 12-16 pieces depending on how large you want your final roll. Shape into balls and place on baking sheet(s) cover with a damp tea towel or a greased piece of plastic wrap and let rise 20-30 minutes. Bake for 15 minutes or until done.
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