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Yeast rolls without the wait

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Whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner, a warm yeast roll is always welcome! At breakfast time, with butter and jam or jelly, it's a good way to get your day off and running. At lunch or dinner, yeast rolls make the meal extra special. The downside is that making yeast rolls does take some time to do. With most of us having a busy schedule, making yeast rolls is often impossible.

But, I have a solution to this dilemma! How about a yeast roll that you mix and bake immediately? That brings me to to the recipe I'm giving you today, which is for "Quick Yeast Rolls". This recipe is actually a muffin, but since it contains yeast, it's called a yeast roll! It's very easy to make these rolls and you can have hot rolls quickly and easily, whenever you want!

This recipe uses self-rising flour, which is correct, since most yeast roll recipes use all-purpose flour. The flour is combined with yeast and sugar. All that's left is to add an egg, water and oil. This is all mixed together and you now bake them. This mixture is spooned into greased muffin tins and baked immediately. There's no rising at all, which explains how you're able to have rolls this fast. In about 20 minutes, there you have yeast rolls, ready to be buttered and served hot!

Whenever I make this recipe, I bake the entire batch of the batter at once and wrap and freeze the completed rolls. Whenever you're ready for some of the rolls, you can remove the number needed and let them thaw at room temperature for a few hours. They can be reheated in the microwave or wrapped in foil and heated in a moderate oven until they're heated through.

Another way to have yeast rolls is to make a batch of yeast dough and keep it refrigerated. Sometime ago, I gave a recipe for a "Basic Yeast Dough" that enables you to make the dough ahead and make the rolls when you're ready. To get the recipe and the ways to use it, these two links will direct you:

http://www.examiner.com/article/get-a-rise-out-of-this-multi-purpose-yea...

http://www.examiner.com/article/making-the-refrigerator-dough-work-for-you

Whenever the urge for yeast rolls arises and time isn't on your side, this recipe will be the solution to your problem!

QUICK YEAST ROLLS

  • 4 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 envelope dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until smooth. Fill greased muffin tins about 2/3 full. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or until the rolls test done. Remove from muffin tins immediately and serve hot. Yield: about 2 dozen rolls.

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