One Hour Rolls

These rolls are amazing!  I've been making these rolls since 2001 when I was a newlywed and my sister-in-law shared the recipe with me.  The rolls are light, fluffy, easy to make and they only take one hour!  And delicious too!  

I've made these rolls more times than I can count, so I've perfected the art of making them.  Here are some step-by-step instructions with pictures for you.

Here's what you'll need. 
I buy pretty much all of the ingredients in this recipe at Sam's club, thus the huge containers.  You need warm water, yeast, oil, sugar, salt, egg and flour.

In the mixer bowl, add warm water (not hot), oil, sugar and yeast.  Mix together.

After ten or fifteen minutes the yeast mixture should be puffed up like this.  Time to add the salt and beaten egg.

Then mix in the flour.  (I've used a mixture of half wheat and half white flour successfully.)

Keep adding flour until the dough is manageable.  It will be a little sticky, but add enough flour so it's not too sticky.  Let the dough rest in the bowl for 10 minutes.

Spray baking sheet (I use a cookie sheet) with non-stick spray or grease with something else.  

I like to spray my hands with non-stick spray when I form the dough into balls. Pull off a section of dough and pull the edges around to the bottom to form a ball. 

You should be able to make around 24 rolls, give or take, depending on how big you make them.  Let them rise for 20 minutes (or more is fine).  Or you can stick them in the fridge to slowly rise and you can bake them when you're ready later in the day. 

Ready for the oven.  Bake for 10 minutes in a 375 degree oven or until lightly browned.

Ready to eat!

Here's the recipe...

1 Hour Rolls

Printable Recipe

  • 1 c. warm water 
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/3 c. canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp. yeast
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 1/3 c. flour
  1. In a kitchenaid mixer bowl, mix together warm water, sugar, oil, and yeast. Let stand for 15 minutes until yeast mixture is bubbly.
  2. Stir in salt and beaten egg to yeast mixture.
  3. Gradually add flour. Dough will be kind of sticky, but add enough flour until it's manageable. Let dough rest in the kitchenaid bowl for 10 minutes.
  4. Spray hands with non-stick cooking spray and form dough into balls. Place balls so they don't touch on a cookie sheet (18" x 26" pan). Let rise for 20 minutes.
  5. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 minutes.

Makes about 24 rolls.

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