I’ve always heard that the stomach is the way to a man’s heart, but never realized just how young that might start. This morning my (usually very sweet!) twelve year boy and I were a bit on the fussy side with one another, and I had just about had it with him. (Who knew raising a twelve year old is almost as hard as raising a four year old . . . I thought by now it would get easier one of these days!) I left his bedroom, walked downstairs to pop these homemade rolls in the oven, and within ten minutes I had the most kind, sweet, appreciative boy standing next to me in the kitchen. And all it took was a few homemade rolls!
These were a lot easier to make than you might think, and totally worth the effort. I don’t know that they’re quite as simple as those Simple 7UP Biscuits, but they’re not much more work, and if I can bake them up perfectly I know you can too. Jackson gobbled down two with some honey from a local farmer’s market, but they would also be delicious with some Homemade Cinnamon Butter. According to him, they’re the best rolls I’ve ever made, and we had just a wonderful rest of our morning.
Homemade Quick Yeast Rolls
recipe adapted from All Recipes
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
*Note ~ I doubled the recipe to get 24 rolls, but this is the recipe for a single batch.
- In large bowl, mix together shortening, sugar and hot water. Let the water cool until it’s lukewarm, then add the yeast.
- Once yeast is dissolved, add in the egg salt and flour. Allow the dough to rise until it’s doubled in size. (Tip ~ to help the dough rise quickly, I always set it out on my back porch covered in plastic wrap in the summertime. . . it’ll rise in no time ~ I think I set mine out to rise for about thirty minutes.)
- Divide dough into 12 muffin cups, and allow to rise again until doubled in size. The dough will be a bit sticky as you’re dividing it, so you may need to flour your hands before trying to mix them. You can also let this second batch rise underneath the oven light to make this rise also go a little more quickly.
- Bake for ten minutes in oven at 425 degrees. Let cool for a few minutes (although we ate them piping hot out of the oven!), and enjoy.