I don't know about you but there is something about making homemade bread. It's fine to by bread for everyday use but when it's a holiday or special occasion or even just the weekend it's nice to be able to bake bread from scratch. While it takes time for the bread to rise, it's always worth the effort.
These Yummy Yeast Rolls are great with soup or as a holiday bread. They are very easy to make and they take under an hour to rise so they don't even take very long. Plus, if you are looking to make something ahead of time you can make the dough, refrigerate it, then simply shape the dough into rolls and bake before your dinner. I love dishes like this because I can get everything cleaned up ahead of time and don't have to do nearly the amount of work when it's close to dinnertime.
When I found the recipe for these Yummy Yeast Rolls they were simply plain dinner rolls that had some brown sugar in them for a little sweetness. I'm not huge on sweet rolls so I ended up adding a few spices to give them a savory flavor. The spices I added were oregano, garlic, and thyme along with salt and black pepper. You can basically add your favorite spices and go from there.
If you don't want to make these rolls ahead of time they are pretty easy to make the day of a dinner party or event. You mix up the dough then knead it for 5 minutes or so. Then the dough rests for just 10 minutes before shaping into rolls. There is a period of 30 minutes for the rolls to rest then you bake them! All in and done they take around 1 hour to make which isn't bad for homemade bread.
The rolls don't puff up as much as traditional dinner rolls but they taste great and like fresh bread. They herbs really shown through and the brown sugar added just a touch of sweetness which actually worked really well with the herbs. These rolls are great as an everyday roll or as a holiday bread.
- 2 c. flour
- 3 T. brown sugar
- 1 package quick rise yeast
- 1 t. salt
- ¾ c. warm water
- 2 T. butter, melted
- 1 t. garlic powder
- 1 t. thyme
- 1 t. sage
- 1 t. oregano
- In a large bowl combine 1 ½ cups of flour with the brown sugar, yeast, and salt. Mix well.
- Add the water, butter, garlic, thyme, sage, and oregano and mix until smooth.
- Stir in enough additional flour to form a soft dough.
- Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes or until the dough is smooth.
- Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
- Roll the dough to ⅜ inch thickness and cut with 2 ½ inch biscuit cutters (or a greased glass).
- Place the biscuits on a greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
- Cover the biscuits and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Bake the biscuits for 11-14 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Cool on a wire rack.
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home Best Holiday Gatherings Cookbook.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 106Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 211mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g
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