Thursday, September 26, 2013

Classic Dinner Rolls Using Rapid Rise Yeast

This is our new favorite fast dinner roll recipe folks! Well, fast for yeast rolls any way... Classic Dinner Rolls from start to finish-1 hour and 30 minutes. The key is to use rapid rise yeast and boy did it work well!
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This was the only pic I got... The boys wanted to try the rolls while they were hot. (I'm surprised there wasn't a hand in the picture:@) The verdict? Not only did they like them, there was even talk of these becoming our Thanksgiving rolls, high praise indeed!

Updated to show that a half batch works well in a bread pan:

Classic Dinner Rolls Using Rapid Rise Yeast-from
2 to 2 1/4 C A/P flour-for light wheat sub 1/2 c whole wheat flour
2 Tblsp sugar
1 envelope (2 1/4 tsp) rapid rise yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 C milk
1/4 C water
2 Tblsp butter
  1. Combine 3/4 C flour, sugar, yeast, and salt in large bowl.
  2. Heat milk, water and butter until warm (120 degrees, 45 seconds in my microwave), add to flour mixture and beat at medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
  3. Add 1/4 C flour, beat 2 minutes at high speed.
  4. Stir in enough remaining flour 1/4 C at a time to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
  5. Divide dough into 12 equal pieces, shape into balls and place in greased 8" round pan (we prefer a 9" pan). Cover and let rise until double, about 30 minutes.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until done. Remove from pan and brush with additional butter if desired.
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  1. Thank you . . . these is just what I need for tonight's dinner. My mouth is watering . . . so I'm off the computer and on to the store for a pack of quick rising yeast :)

  2. Haha...that would have been so funny to see the hand in the photo, perhaps next time?!

    I have a kneading 'phobia', have you ever used a machine (KitchenAid, processor, bread machine) to help out? I'd love to try the recipe. xo

  3. I've never used rapid rise yeast but you've convinced me it is time to try it. Your rolls look fabulous. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  4. I don't see a "pin it" button. Would have liked to save this to try later. They sound good!

  5. YUM!! I grew up on my Dad's & Grandfather's homemade rolls & bread, so these are right up my alley. My Great grandfather & his brother owned a bakery & passed the love of fine baked goods down the line. The family recipe has egg in it.

    I'll try mixing & kneading the ingredients in my bread machine & then will shape them by hand. Thanks, Lynn!

  6. They look perfect! I can almost smell them.

  7. Perfect dinner rolls. I'll have to remember these for Thanksgiving. My boys would gobble them up!

  8. No one could resist these! They look delicious!

  9. I remember those rolls from when I was little - I think our school had them. Very classic.

  10. Saving this recipe and also thinking about my Thanksgiving menu! xo

  11. I've been a Rapid Rise yeast fan for many years. Your rolls look so delicious.

  12. Growing up my mother always served rolls for dinner, but I've never mastered the art. Perhaps Rapid Rise Yeast may be my answer after all these years.

  13. It's time to start making that homemade bread again, the smell floating through the entire house, warming the heart and soul. Your Rolls look awesome! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  14. These look great, Lynn! I would've liked to see one of the boy's hands grabbing for a roll! xo


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