Monday, June 18, 2012

In a Hurry Dinner Rolls

I whip up these rolls when we've decided we want bread with our dinner- but the time for kneading and long rises has passed.

You will need:
  • 1 1/4 C flour
  • 2 TBS sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 tsp (one package) yeast. I use the "quick-rise" for this recipe, but if you use regular it'll still rise pretty fast.
  • 1 C very warm water
  • 2 TBS shortening
  • 1 egg

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt and yeast.

Add the water, shortening and egg. With a wooden spoon, beat until smooth. 
Scrape down the sides, you'll be letting it rise first in this bowl.
 Cover and let rise for 20-30 minutes until doubled in size.

Beat down about 20 turns of the spoon, and divide into a lightly greased muffin pan.
Let rise again for about 20-30 minutes. There is no point in trying to cover them- it will just cling to the plastic wrap and deflate when you try to remove it ;-)

Preheat oven to 400 during the last few moments of the second rise.

Bake the rolls 15-20 minutes, or until golden on the tops. If you had a helper grease your pan for you like I did- make sure you check the finished job before plopping in batter...or your sides will be super brown like the ones above! (They were still delicious though!)