I love fresh baked bread. I love Autumn!

Mama's Hot Rolls
(Makes about 30 big fluffy rolls. I usually 1/2 the recipe.)

2 pkgs rapid rise yeast
1/2 c sugar
3 c warm water (110˚-115˚)
1/2 c Canola oil
1 Tbsp salt
Enough flour to make a soft dough

Dissolve yeast into 1/2 c of the warm water (taken from the 3 c) and add 1 Tbsp of sugar (from the 1/2 c). Set aside to "rise". In mixing bowl, combine remaining water, remaining sugar, oil and salt. Mix in the yeast which should have started to bubble up and work its magic. Then mix in enough flour to make a soft dough -- kind of like drop-biscuit dough. Turn out and knead a bit with more flour (if needed) so that the dough is smooth and stretchy, but still somewhat soft. You don't want tough rolls. Make a ball. Lightly oil another bowl and turn the dough ball around in it so that it's coated, and then cover with a cup towel and set in a warm place to rise for 1-1/2 hours, or until double.

Prepare a couple of glass casserole dishes (or one high-edged cookie sheet) with non-stick spray or with shortening. Punch down dough, turn out, and pinch off pieces to make balls about 1-1/2" in diameter. (I actually make mine bigger, closer to 2" so that I can get 15 balls into each casserole.)

Let rise again until about double. Put into a 375˚ oven, lightly covered with foil for 12 minutes (just to keep them from browning too soon), then take off the foil and bake until golden brown. (If you use a cookie sheet, you may not need to use foil, as they'll bake faster.)

Brush with melted butter and enjoy!


Historical Ken said...

I can smell it!
Oh man and it smells great!

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

Ahhhh......warm fresh baked bread and butter with honey and tea. It doesn't get any better than that!

Your bread looks fabulous!

Tiff said...

That looks really yummy! Care to share the recipe?

Amy said...

I would love to share the recipe... (Actually, I thought of that last night when I went to bed!)

I'll add it to the post.

Lindsey said...

Thanks for the recipe! Those rolls look so yummy! I can't wait to try making some. :)

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Tiff said...

Thank you for posting the recipe! I'm going to try them tonight for dinner :)