Quick and Easy Spoon Rolls

"So delicious and very easy. From Capper's Magazine. They are like the biscuits from the refrigerator department at the grocer, only better."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
24 rolls




  • In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar,yeast and salt.
  • On stove or in microwave, heat water and butter together until butter is melted and mixture is 120 - 130 degrees.
  • With dough whisk or large wooden spoon, stir into flour mixture along with beaten egg until blended. The dough will be very sticky.
  • Cover and let rise until doubled, about 35 to 45 minutes.
  • Stir dough down (just a few strokes). With a 1/4 c measure, scoop dough into well-greased muffin tins. (you can use cooking spray instead of greasing). Fill tins 2/3 full.
  • Let rise, uncovered, 20 to 30 minutes, or until dough has risen to the top of the cups.
  • During the last 15 minutes, heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Bake 20 minutes, or until rolls are golden brown.
  • Let stand 5 minutes before removing from tins.

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  1. I had forgotten that I needed to bring something to a potluck yesterday morning, and remembered this recipe. This is a batter bread, and has the virtue of making up more quickly than would a more traditional yeast dough. While I like more traditional recipes better, the rolls turned out quite nice, and I will use this again when I need a quantity of rolls.
  2. I made these for a small dinner with my DH family and they were wonderful. Light and fluffy,easy to put together, and will be a go to from now on! I cut the recipe in half as I also made your rye bread recipe for the dinner to go with homemade chili and a spinach salad. Because I cutthe recipe in half I used 1 MEDIUM egg as I could not cut a raw egg in half (lol) and it worked perfectly. Made for PAC 2011.


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