Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Homestead Tips on Tuesday: Easy Sweet Yeast Rolls

These easy sweet yeast rolls are by far my family's favorite roll. These rolls are so simple to make, yet their ease takes nothing away from the flavor. My hubby said I needed to call them something like "fluffy, yummy, pillows of sweet goodness." I informed him that, while that may be true, you really can't name a recipe that way! No one googles "fluffy, yummy, pillows of sweet goodness," but they do look for things like easy when it comes to baking and these are very easy indeed.

Ingredients
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup warm milk
1 egg
1/3 cup softened butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour
1 pack (.25 oz) active dry yeast

I start by combining my flour, sugar and salt in a bowl. I make a little depression to hold the water and milk. I then pour my yeast into the liquid and give it a few minutes to wake up and get to work. I drop in my egg and butter and combine all the ingredients using my hands. It is a little messy but I love feeling the dough. Once combine, turn your dough out on to a floured surface and kneed it till it is elastic. Place the dough in a greased bowl in a warm location for it's first one hour rise.


After an hour, punch down your dough. You are going to let it rise a second time, but here is where the hardest part of the process comes in.... you have to decide how you want to shape the dough. This dough is fabulous for being creative with. Some nights I just form it into balls, other nights I feel feisty and braid it into all sorts of shapes!


Place your formed rolls on a greased pan and let them rise another hour. I know a total of two hours of rising dough seems like a lot, but it is not like you have to watch it! You can finish up housework or *gasp* put your feet up for a few (claiming to be working hard in the kitchen) and take a breather. Once the rolls have risen the second time, it is time to pop them in a 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes.

Trust me, once your serve these bad boys to your family, not only will they crown you Queen of the kitchen, but they will beg for more! Just never admit how easy they are to make! *wink*


**Homestead Tips on Tuesday is a weekly series where we help you learn skills, tips, and trick to help you on your journey of homesteading. Many places post list of things you should/could do as far as homesteading skill, but I feel lists are at times overwhelming and can make people give up before they even start. So every Tuesday I share one thing for you to try or consider. I hope you join us every Tuesday and I would love to hear about your adventures with each weeks topic.**

30 comments:

  1. I might cheat and see if I can do this in the bread machine but I am going to try it one way or another!! Thanks for the great recipe. YUM!

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    1. You can totally do this in the bread machine! Reduce the flour to 3 3/4 cups. Put everything in and set it to mix and do the first rise. :) Enjoy!

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  2. Love this post! Can whole wheat flour be used?

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    1. Absolutely! We mill our own wheat flour for our personal use.

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    2. Thank you for getting back to me on this, Mindie. I can't wait to try this recipe. I just know my family is going to love it. I think I may make them for Thanksgiving dinner, too. :) God bless!

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    3. I plan on whipping some up for Thanksgiving!

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  3. I can just smell them now! I love the taste of yeast rolls and this recipe looks quite easy to follow. Thank you for sharing it on Make It Monday. Yum, pillows of sweet goodness!

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  4. These look yummy! I'd love to have one with my soup today. Thanks for sharing & Happy Wednesday!

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    1. They are awesome with soup, roast, you name it! A very go to roll :) So go to it and make some!

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  5. I have yeast sitting in my cabinet with no purpose! I will be trying this! Thank you for the inspiration and for linking up at TYSH!

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  6. Those look really good! I had to laugh at your husband's name for the recipe. LOL
    I think my kids would love to help make the shapes.

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    1. My oldest (8) did bunny butts LOL Don't ask!

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  7. Thank you so much for attending week 6 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post. I love bread recipes, and these little yeast rolls look lovely! I can't wait to see what you have in store for our party next week Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight . Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see :) Have a great day!
    Nicole
    http://picnicnz.blogspot.co.nz/

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  8. These look sooooo good! I have two kids who are bread obsessed and I know they would love it if these appeared on the dinner table!

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    1. Have them help make them! I bet they would enjoy trying to turn their bread into funny shapes.

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  9. Thanks for sharing, Ill be trying this recipe!
    Thanks for linking up with me!
    Jennie @ The Diary of a Real Housewife
    http://thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com

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  10. Looks perfect! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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    1. Thank you for the pin. I wouldn't miss stopping by :)

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  11. I can smell these rolls baking already. I'll have 2 please! Thanks for sharing at #theWeekendSocial. Love to see you again Thursday 9:00 PM EST. Pinned. http://www.theKitchenChopper.com

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    1. Thanks for hosting and the pin.... but trust me, you will eat more then 2 LOL

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  12. I would score points with my Step Father with these. He loves yeast rolls.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Teach Me Tuesday @ 3GLOL last week. We love seeing what you link up every week! Hope to see you again this week. Party goes live at 8pm CST Monday.

    Have a great week!

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    1. You will be his favorite daughter in law of all time! LOL

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  13. CONGRATULATIONS! You are being featured on The Yuck Stops Here Recipe Link Party because you were the Most Clicked! Come by and pick up your "I've Been Featured" button anytime this week after Tuesday at 8pm. HUGS

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    1. Woo Hooo!!!! Most clicked.... wow! *blush*

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  14. Those look perfect! I want your buns hahahaha! Thanks for linking up at Totally Terrific Tuesday Link Party! There were so many awesome inspiring links this week! I hope you come back, the party is live NOW :)
    http://www.liverandomlysimple.com
    Jess

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    1. Keep your hands off my buns! LOL Make your own :)

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