Quick and Easy Yeast Rolls

If you’re a bread lover, you know there is nothing that elevates a meal like fresh baked bread. Unfortunately, it can take a long time to make bread from scratch and we often settle for a favorite store bought brand or (horrors!) go without. 

Today, I want to change that by sharing my favorite quick and simple rolls that are perfect for the nights you want to bake, but you’re low on time. As a bonus, they’re good enough to make even when you have the extra time. Next meal that needs a boost, pull this recipe out of your pocket and find yourself rewarded with that lovely aroma and pillowy rolls in under an hour.

Quick and Easy Yeast Rolls
2 1/4 teaspoons Rapid Rise Yeast
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt 
3 1/4 cups Flour
1 cup warm Water
3 Tablespoons Butter, softened

Combine yeast, sugar, salt and 3 cups of the flour in a large mixing bowl. Stir in warm water and softened butter until a shaggy dough forms.

Lightly flour a surface and turn the dough onto it. Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic, slowly adding in enough of the remaining 1/4 flour to keep the dough from sticking. Dough should become smooth and elastic in about 5 minutes.

Flip the bowl over and use to cover the dough while it rests for 15 minutes. After it has rested, divide into 12 pieces and shape into rolls. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap and let rise 30 minutes. 
Heat oven to 375 degrees. When rolls are finished rising, place in hot oven and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until golden brown. You may brush with butter right out of the oven, if you wish. 
Orange Honey Butter
3 Tablespoons Butter, softened
1 Tablespoon Honey
1 Tablespoon Orange Marmalade
Pinch ground Cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and set aside until ready to serve.
These rolls have certainly accompanied many pots of soup, plates of pasta and casseroles galore on our table. I hope these rolls and the delicious butter find their way to your table time and time again. Enjoy!
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  • Colleen
    April 13, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Quick and easy. My kind of recipe and they look delicious. I want to reach in and grab one right about now. :}
    They all look so nice and uniform.
    Have had honey butter but not with orange marmalade. Going have to try that.
    Thanks 4 sharing the recipe

  • Cynthia
    May 2, 2016 at 5:04 am

    Love that you always contribute easy, delicious recipes for working parents so they can prepare great meals. These are mouth-watering!