Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This recipe came from Cook's Illustrated. The rolls look like muffins but taste like dinner bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Adjust oven rack to the middle position.
  2. Heat oven to 200 degrees. Maintain temperature for 10 minutes, then turn off the oven.
  3. Grease the muffin tins.
  4. Whisk 1 1/4 cups flour, sugar, salt and yeast in a large bowl.
  5. Whisk water, butter, and egg until very smooth, about 2 minutes.
  6. Add remaining flour and mix with a rubber spatula unitl just combined.
  7. Cover bowl with greased plastic wrap and place in the warm oven until the batter is doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
  8. Remove bowl from the oven and punch the dough down.
  9. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tins.
  10. Cover with the greased plastic wrap and let rise until the batter nearly reaches the rims of the muffin tin ( let rise at room temperature), about 15 minutes.
  11. Remove the plastic wrap and bake until the rolls are golden, 14 to 18 minutes.
  12. Rolls can be stored in an air tight contain for 3 days.
Most Helpful

Great quick roll recipe. I followed exactly and they came out just great. I like that they taste yeasty but you don't have to knead, etc. My husband really liked them!

bellysmom May 22, 2009

Made for Easter Egg Event. These were fun to try and yummy on top of that! Thanks for sharing!

Lorrie in Montreal April 22, 2009

The dough was such a sticky mess I thought I'd messed up but the rolls turned out very tasty indeed. I went to Pre[H]Eat to get the right temperature (375°) and baked for 30 minutes.

Julie B's Hive March 22, 2009