Sometimes the name of a recipe calls to me as a challenge. This recipe for 30 minute rolls was actually part of a recipe for Pizza Roll Ups that I saw on a local television show called Studio 5. The recipe was from Suzie Roberts who is the author of “Girlfriends on the Go”. You were suppose to use this recipe for the dough for the pizza rolls ups. But when I saw the name of the dough recipe, I couldn’t help but take the challenge. Was it really possible to have delicious homemade rolls in 30 minutes? I decided to try this recipe yesterday for Sunday dinner.
We don’t get home from church until at least 4 pm. This time schedule has made it hard to have fresh made rolls, hot from the oven. I really have only had two choices in the past. Make and bake the rolls before church or put out frozen roll dough to thaw and raise while we are at church. These 30 Minute Rolls really did “RISE” to the challenge. They turned out so tender and came together in the time expected . Also, I was afraid that since the recipe called for so much yeast that they would have a strong yeast taste. I was so surprised at how wonderfully these worked and they didn’t taste yeasty at all.
Just beware to use a large bowl for the yeast to sit in. It bubbles up a lot. Also, the dough was quite sticky.
Now, I am really not an expert at shaping rolls and I didn’t want to spend a lot of time shaping them. I just took a glob of dough about the size of a lime and rolled it in my hand. Also, I sprayed my hands with non-stick cooking spray before shaping the dough. I then sprayed my hands a few more times throughout the shaping process. I reduced the original recipe down to only make 1 dozen rolls. That amount is perfect for my family. However, I have included both versions for you. The larger recipe makes 3 dozen rolls.
- 1 EGG
- 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp warm water
- 1/3 cup oil
- 2 Tbsp yeast
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine water, oil, yeast, and sugar. Allow mixture to rest for 15 minutes.
- With a dough hook, mix in salt and egg and 2 of the cups flour until combined. Add remaining flour ½ cup at a time.
- Shape dough into 12 balls and let rest for 10 minutes.
- Place rolls in a greased 9×13 pan or baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes until tops are golden brown. Makes 1 dozen.
For 3 dozen use the following measurements:
3 ½ cup warm water
1 cup oil
6 Tbsp yeast
¾ cup sugar or honey
1 ½ tsp Salt
10 ½ cups flour