Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

Very, very easy and fast!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, salt and oil, shortening or butter.
  3. Dissolve the yeast in the water and add to flour mixture.
  4. Knead slightly.
  5. Roll out on lightly floured board to 3/4 inch thick.
  6. Cut into rolls and place on greased baking sheet, cover and let stand for 30 minutes.
  7. Bake in preheated 450 degree oven 20-25 minutes, until golden.
Most Helpful

This is a great recipe for a basic dinner roll...distinctive yeast flavor, and it really is foolproof...and trust me, I am a beginner using yeast, so I HAD TO HAVE foolproof. I chose this recipe for 3 reasons, first, the title, second, there was no egg in the recipe, and third, I had a packet of rapid rise yeast and I thought with only one rising that this had to be the type of recipe to use it for. I only added a couple of tablespoons extra flour, and it was basically on the top and bottom of the mixture to be able to knead it instead of stirring it in. I actually just formed a rectangle with my hands instead of rolling, and cut into 8 equal portions. I put them in a greased 8 inch cake pan, and baked them at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. They were a light brown (which is what we prefer) but completely done. And they rose BEAUTIFULLY. Thanks for posting a yeast roll recipe that even a beginner can make.

ColCadsMom October 12, 2007

This was my 1st attempt at roll making; I wanted to make homemade rolls for Christmas dinner. But this was my trial run to see how it worked :-). I thought the dough was really easy to work with & I only used a few tsp of sugar--used butter, too! I think I rolled the dough out too thin, though--they came out flatter than I wanted. I thought the texture was great but my husband said they were more like the texture/size of biscuits. Hmmm...I think the recipe certainly lives up to the name, though--and will keep working with this I think!

LUVMY2BOYS December 22, 2009

Good rolls. I liked the slight sweetness. However, they didn't need near the amount of time to cook that was mentioned. I only cooked mine for 15 minutes, and they were slightly burnt on the bottom. However, I made them on the slightly smaller size, probably because I have such small hands.

cerealkiller985 May 02, 2009