No-Fail Yeast Rolls

No-Fail Yeast Rolls

By Erin Huffstetler | 10/02/2018 | 2 Comments
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I brought these yeast rolls to Thanksgiving dinner one year. Now, I’m asked to bring them every time my family gets together for Thanksgiving or Christmas. And that’s fine by me. Because these soft and fragrant rolls also happen to be really easy to make. So easy, in fact, that they’re also my go-to rolls for soup nights.

I’ve frozen these rolls on numerous occasions with great results, so if you want to make a bunch to stash in your freezer for easy dinners, or to get ahead on your holiday baking, you can definitely do that.

Here’s the super-simple, no-fail recipe.

Yeast Roll Ingredients

Ingredients:

3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup warm water
1/3 cup vegetable oil (canola, etc.)
2 large eggs
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 packet active dry yeast (2-1/4 tsp)
1 tsp salt

What You Do:

Yeast Dissolved in Warm Water

Dissolve the yeast in the warm water.

Beat the Eggs and Sugar Together

Beat the eggs and sugar together in a large mixing bowl.

Add Yeast to Egg Sugar Mixture

Add the yeast, and stir to combine.

Add Salt and Oil

Then, add the salt and oil.

Yeast Roll Dough

Add the flour one cup at a time, stirring after each cup.

Bowl of Dough Covered With Towel

Knead, until your dough comes together; then, cover and allow the dough to rise, until it doubles in size.

Yeast Rolls Ready for the Oven

Transfer the dough to a floured work surface; punch it down; then, cut it into rolls. This is a fairly sticky dough, so you’ll probably need to add a bit of flour to keep it from sticking to your work surface and hands.

Tray of Yeast Rolls

Place your rolls on a greased baking sheet, and bake them in a 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, or until they develop the gorgeous, golden-brown color that you see here.

This recipe makes around 15 dinner rolls, but can also be used to make large, sandwich-size rolls.

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No-Fail Yeast Rolls

No-Fail Yeast Rolls

These no-fail yeast rolls are easy enough to make for dinner, but tasty enough to serve at the holidays.


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  • Author: Erin Huffstetler, myfrugalhome.com
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes (up to 15 minutes)
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 15 rolls
  • Category: Breads
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients:

  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil (canola, etc.)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 packet active dry yeast (2-1/4 tsp)
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions:

Dissolve the yeast in the warm water.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and sugar together.

Stir in the yeast.

Then, stir in the salt and oil.

Stir in the flour one cup at a time.

Knead, until dough forms. Then, cover and wait for it to double in size (this will take between 45-90 minutes).

Turn your dough out on a floured surface. Punch it down. Then, cut and shape it into rolls. This is a sticky dough, so you’ll probably need to add some flour to make it workable.

Transfer your rolls to a greased baking sheet; and bake in a 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, or until they’re golden-brown in color.

Notes

These rolls freeze beautifully. Make them ahead, and pull them out as you need them.

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Comments

  1. I can almost smell these. Dumb question – do you bake them and then freeze them? I think I will make for Thanksgiving/Christmas. How long do they keep in the freezer? Thanks!

    • Hi Cate,

      I usually bake them and freeze them, but if you wanted to, you could freeze the dough, instead. We do this a lot with pizza dough. You could either make the dough and freeze it before allowing it to rise, or form the rolls and flash freeze them on a baking sheet. Just allow the dough to thaw. Then, bake as usual. These should keep for several months in the freezer.

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