The main problem with making bread or rolls in general is that they take a long time to make.  You need at least 6-8 hours of notice if you are going to make them.  However, I was going through my old cookbooks and found an old Betty Crocker recipe for Double-Quick Dinner Rolls.  So I had to try them.  They were delicious and super fast.  In and out in under an hour and a half.  Makes 12 delicious rolls.

Super Quick Dinner Rolls – (from Betty Crocker)

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (120-130 degrees)
  • 1 tbs shortening
  • 1 egg

Sift the flour.

Then add 1 1/4 cups flour, the sugar, salt and yeast into a large bowl.

Stir in the flour and sugar

Add the warm water, shortening and the egg.

Add the shortening and egg

Beat until smooth.  I found that it never quite got as smooth as I was hoping for.  This is just fine, my rolls turned out to be delicious.

Beat until smooth, not the smoothest but it worked!

Then stir in the remaining flour.  Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 30 minutes or until doubled.  It is noted that this is a wet batter more than a dough.

Add the remaining flour

Grease 12 muffin cups.  You could use cupcake liners, but there is no need.  Then uncover the batter and beat it down by stirring about 25 times.  Then spoon the batter into the muffin cups.  I found an ice cream scoop worked best for this.  It helped me portion the batter.  Let the batter rise for 20-30 minutes, until the batter starts to round over the top of the muffin pan.

Portion the batter

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Bake the muffin for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.  The cool slightly then remove them from the muffin pan.

Twelve delicious rolls

These were super simple, super quick and super delicious.  If you are looking for some quick rolls that take little to no effort, these are for you.

I made dinner the other night and wanted to eat while the rolls were hot.  So I took some quick photos of the rolls in the pan and then ate dinner.  When I came back to take a nice single photo of the rolls, they were all gone.  Yep, Tucker (my dog) ate them all.  Dana and I had 4 of the twelve.  For that reason I do not have the best photos of the rolls.  But take my word for it, they are delicious.

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