Dinner Rolls in One Hour

"This is from Beatrice Ojakangas' Great Holiday Baking Book. I own several of her books due to our common Finnish heritage. She says, "You really can do these rolls from beginning to end in an hour! I use the food processor to mix the dough and hasten the rising by using rapid-rise yeast. This yeast is so finely milled that it dissolves right in the flour mixture, and it can stand a higher temperature, giving the dough a boost for the single necessary rising." These were handy when my step-sons lived with us, and of course, they loved them."
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Ready In:
16 rolls




  • In either a food processor or mixing bowl, mix the flour, yeast, milk, sugar, and salt.
  • Add the water and oil and stir or process until a thick, sticky dough forms. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Butter an 8-inch round cake pan.
  • Place the dough on a lightly floured board. Gather the dough together gently. Using a floured knife or dough scraper, cut the dough into quarters. Cut each quarter into quarters, and shape each into balls, adding flour, if necessary, to prevent stickiness.
  • Place the dough pieces close together in the prepared pan. Cover, and let rise in a warm place for 20 to 25 minutes or until the rolls are puffy.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Drizzle the melted butter over the rolls.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

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  1. Lori Mama
    Lovely rolls if you are in a hurry. Mine didn't turn out very light. Perhaps not warm enough for the one rise. I will make these again only I'll do 2 rises and see what happens. Tasty nevertheless. :)
  2. lgstacey1
    Very tasty but the recipe is dry. I had to add so much more water.
  3. jessi_mcg
    These are very good! I used equal parts wheat, oat, spelt, and AP flours. The dough was very easy to work with, and as the title states they were ready in a hour! Thanks for posting! Made for Best of 2010 tag!
  4. jilkat25
    I was looking through all the recipes here for dinner rolls. I read yours, and saved it to my short list of something to make for Thanksgiving. I thought I had never heard the name Beatrice Ojakangas before, but literally 10 minutes after I read your recipe I went to my old bookcase in the hallway (it's pretty dark in there) full of cookbooks, pulled one out at random only because I could see the word "Baking" in the title. I took it back to my computer table, then looked at the cover and saw that it was The Great Scandinavian Baking Book by Beatrice Ojakangas! I had read through the book at some point because it has little orange "flags" sticking out of several pages, but it is one of those books I had sort forgotten I had. It was so funny and strange I had to write and tell you, even though it's too late to start baking even "One Hour" Rolls tonight! When I read your description, I would have sworn I had never seen that name before. With such a coincidence for an omen, I guess it means I should make your recipe for Thanksgiving! I'm planning a trial run tomorrow. Wish me luck. 5 stars for helping me pick one recipe out of the hundreds I have read through tonight!
  5. TLu1089
    These are fantastic rolls! I made a trial batch and they were gone so quick I only had one. I ended up baking 6 batches of these to take to a church soup supper. They disappeared in no time. Thanks mersaydees!



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