Dinner Rolls- in just over an hour


I’ve shared this recipe before- but wanted to re-share it as I’ve changed a few things.  This is the updated recipe, all ready for your holiday baking.  These really are light, fluffy and so good with butter!  Every time I bake these I get asked for the recipe.


Moment’s Notice Rolls
1 1/4c WARM water
1/3c oil
1/4c. white sugar
1 package rapid rise yeast (1/4 ounce)
1 teaspoon of salt
1 egg
3 1/4c white flour

**this recipe can be doubled** The printable pdf version of this recipe is HERE.


Mix warm water, oil, sugar and yeast together and let sit for 15 min. This
should be long enough for the yeast to activate.  FYI if you keep
your yeast in the freezer, bring it to room temperature before you use it in
this recipe.  Yeast should be bubbly after the 15min.


With a wooden spoon mix in salt, egg, and flour.  This dough will not be
soft and smooth like bread dough, it will be sticky.  You may add a
Tablespoon or two of extra flour to make it easier to handle.  It should
stick to the spoon but not be runny.  Let rise in a warm place for 10min.


This is how your dough will look after mixing in the flour

Lay dough on a floured surface and roll into a circle , dough should be 1/2″ thick.


Using a pizza cutter slice your dough into 16 slices.


Roll each slice up starting at the “crust” end of your slice.




Place rolls on parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Create a proofer in your own oven by preheating your oven to 170, when the oven reaches 170 turn it off.  Place a bowl of hot steamy water (be sure to remove the bowl before baking) on the bottom rack of your oven and place the rolls on the top rack.  Close the oven door and let them rise for 20 min.


After they have risen preheat oven to 400.  I leave the rolls in during the preheat process and check them at 10 min, how long they cook will depend on how fast your oven heats up.  After the 10min mark (10 min from when I set the oven to preheat) I check them again at 2min intervals.  They are done when the tops are light brown.


If you are feeling fancy you can brush the tops with butter after rising, but before baking.

I hope you family enjoys them as much a mine!

One Response to “Dinner Rolls- in just over an hour”

  1. Janalee says:

    I think I’ll try this for Thanksgiving day. Thanks!

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