14 Reviews

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.

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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!

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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.

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cerealkiller985 May 02, 2009

Loved this recipe! I made it with butter and used brown sugar instead of white (I was out). I also made it in my stand mixer with the dough hook. I turned it out on a floured surface as instructed, but instead of rolling it, I just cut it into equal portions and rolled it into balls. I buttered my baking dish as well and set it on top of a baking stone to bake. I got light, airy, sweet yeast rolls. Soooo good!

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blessedinbaja July 12, 2015

Love this recipe! I have used it multiple times and not just for rolls but doubled it and baked a loaf of bread or made hamburger buns. Extremely versatile!

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chubbiebunnee January 01, 2015

I have been experimenting with this recipe for a while because I am a beginner at bread-making. Tonight was the third time I have used this recipe, and it finally came out almost perfect! (it has been good before, but like I said, I am still getting the hang of bread-making.) I used oil and baked them at 350 for a little less than 20 minutes. I also flattened them slightly after the rising time to tighten the air bubbles in them. I do believe this is my best attempt at bread-making yet! Thanks!

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Ransomed by Fire June 23, 2009

Just fantastic! So quick and easy. I only used 2 teaspoons of sugar. I whipped this up in minutes! I wonder if the results will be the same with wholemeal flour? Thanks for posting!

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Judi90 November 23, 2008

These were a cinch to make and went well with our stew. The kids actually thought they were a bit sweet (which is hard to believe since they can eat candy all day and not complain) so next time I will cut the sugar a bit. Thanks for a good one!

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mums the word January 21, 2008

This is truly an easy recipe. I made the recipe exactly as provided and chose to use the oil instead of shortening or butter. Next time, I will use real butter and it will give it an even richer taste and the butter will balance out the sweetness of the roll. I noticed in some of the comments that others had to add flour. I made sure that the flour was firmly packed in my measuring cup. When I kneaded the dough, I worked in about 1/4 cup of flour to take away any stickiness. The rolls were very good and I will make them again. Regretfully, I only got to eat one roll. The aroma was too overwhelming for my labrador retriever and he ate the rest! He liked this recipe also. We ended up without any dinner rolls for Thanksgiving. I will make some for Christmas after I put the dog in the back yard.

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pkosonen November 27, 2007

i used this roll recipe to make a cinn. bun roll up it worked excelent i also need to use about 1 1/2 c. more flour but it turned out great any way thanks for the easy recipe

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winter rowand February 22, 2007
Foolproof Dinner Rolls