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Yeast Rolls

Guest Author - Launa Stout

Nothing smells quite like the aroma of fresh baked rolls when waking up or returning home after a hard day at work or school. Growing up, I loved to come home on the days my mom had been baking.

You can cause this to happen at your house! Would you like to be famous for your rolls?

If you want to be the person who makes the rolls that everyone raves about then try this recipe. However, it is dangerous - it is easy and they are so good, you will make them often!

This recipe is great for just making yummy rolls, but also amazing cinnamon rolls.

Additional Ideas:

• You can make these rolls in the evening, place them on the pans and put them in the refrigerator overnight.
• Take them out of the fridge 3 hours before you wish to serve them to let them rise, and bake.

My friend used to make them as cinnamon rolls: wrap them up and her daughter sold them for $1.00 a piece to teachers at school. A fun little fundraiser to pay for band camp.

This recipe makes a wonderful roll for any occasion. This recipe makes 24 rolls.

Yeast Rolls


• 2 cups warm water
• 1/2 cup powdered milk
• 1 cube margarine
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1/3 cup sugar
• 1 tablespoon yeast
• 5-6 cups bread or all-purpose flour


To make dinner rolls:

1. In a large bowl, mix together warm water, powdered milk, salt, and sugar.
2. Melt margarine in microwave, let it cool to lukewarm.
3. Stir margarine into liquid mixture.
4. Add yeast, stir, and let mixture sit for five to ten minutes.
5. Add flour to form soft but not sticky dough.
6. Knead by hand for about fifteen minutes or if you have a bread maker use the mixer dough hooks for five minutes.
7. Cover the bowl with wax paper.
8. Let rise in warm place until double in bulk, about 90 minutes.
9. Form into rolls, about 2\" in diameter.
10. Place on cookie sheet or jelly roll pan, about 1/2 inches apart.
11. Let rise again until double, about an hour.
12. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.

To make cinnamon rolls:

1. Increase sugar amount by 2/3 cups of sugar instead of 1/3 cup.
2. Mix as directed as for basic rolls.
3. Let rise once.
4. Cut dough into two pieces.
5. Roll each piece out into a rectangle shape with a rolling pin.
6. Spread with softened butter.
7. Sprinkle each with a mixture of 1/3 cup brown and 1/3 cup granulated sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon.
8. Sprinkle on raisins if desired.
9. Roll up jelly roll style; slice about 1 - 1/2 inches thick.
10. Use an 18-inch piece of thread and put it under the roll where you want it to be cut, bring it up and cross over each other- this slices it quick and easy.
11. Place on cookie sheet or jelly roll pan, let rise until double.
12. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes (until golden brown).

For icing: Mix 2 cups powdered sugar with 2 to 4 tablespoons milk to desired consistency, drizzle on rolls.

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This content was written by Launa Stout. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Allyson Elizabeth D´Angelo for details.


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