A basket of these freshly baked Easy Yeast Rolls are the perfect addition to your dinner table!
What are the recipes that remind you of childhood? Did Mom make a delicious meatloaf? Or maybe the recipe for Grandma’s chocolate chip cookies is a highly guarded family secret. For me, these yeast rolls rank pretty high up there on the list of childhood memories.
I know it’s probably a bit strange that yeast rolls remind me of my younger years, but I grew up in a Southern kitchen. My mom was always baking something delicious. Usually it was a chocolate cake or some other tasty dessert, but these yeast rolls also made a frequent appearance on our dinner table. A basket of these warm biscuits/rolls was always the perfect addition to the Easter or Thanksgiving dinner table.
Easy Yeast Rolls
Not only are these yeast rolls delicious, but they are perfect for leftovers later in the day. Leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches on these yeast rolls is where the party’s at.
These Easy Yeast Rolls are, well, really easy to make. If you usually avoid recipes with yeast, don’t skip this one! It’s possibly one of the easiest yeast recipes you’ll ever come across. The rolls are light and airy, and I can promise that your family will love ’em! And an added bonus? The dough is actually made the day before and then it rests in the fridge overnight. That means you can focus on more important things and still have delicious homemade rolls on your dinner table!
I will warn you that these rolls don’t have a terribly long shelf life though. I find that they dry out after about 2-3 days…but then again, it’s pretty rare that I still have any left after the first day! These rolls are seriously addicting…and I challenge you to only eat one. I can’t do it.
Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Have you got all of your recipes planned out yet? I’m still working on my Turkey Day menu, and I’m certainly going to draw some inspiration from my fellow dude food bloggers. If you aren’t following these guys, then you totally need to start! Check out their posts below for some Thanksgiving inspiration. #WolfpackThanksgiving
- Chris @ Shared Appetite: Acorn Squash Crostini with Ricotta, Bacon and Fried Sage
- Sean @ Snack Fixation: Candied Pecan Pie Muffin Bites
- Mike @ The Iron You: Sweet Potato Pie Waffles
- Matt @ Real food by Dad: Butternut Squash Stuffing
Did you make a batch of these Easy Yeast Rolls at home? Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog). I’d love to see your version!
Easy Yeast Rolls
- 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 1/4 tsp instant dry yeast i.e. one 1/4-ounce package
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 1 egg beaten
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- In a large bowl, add the vegetable oil, sour cream, and sugar; mix until well combined. Add the remaining ingredients (yeast, warm water, egg, flour, and salt); mix until a smooth dough forms. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight (or at least 8 hours).
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured countertop and fold dough lightly 2-3 times. Roll dough out to about 1/2"-3/4" thick. Either cut dough into squares or use a biscuit cutter to make rounds. Place cut biscuits on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Continue rerolling any leftover dough until all dough has been used. Cover biscuits lightly with plastic wrap and place in a warm (80°-85°F) location to rise for 2 hours, or until doubled in size.
- Bake at 375°F for 10-12 minutes. Serve warm.
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