Have I told you guys that I’m on a diet?
No, I don’t think I have. Because I am a diet failure. Every night I lie in bed and think “Tomorrow! Tomorrow I’m getting back to working out! And eating salads! And egg whites!”
And every morning I keep up my motivation until about 11 am. Because that’s about the time I pull out whatever goodie I’m making for the blog.
I blame these rolls from Red Star Yeast for yesterday’s failure.
And y’all, I thought for sure I could look a roll in the eye and stay strong but these smelled so good. Some of them were so fluffy that they popped open! I don’t think anyone is strong enough to resist that.
Like the name suggests, these rolls are made from a batter instead of a dough. That means no kneading! And the total rise time is only 30 minutes!
I ended up brushing them with honey butter (just honey mixed into some melted butter) right after they came out of the oven – so good!
I think these rolls are pretty fool-proof but if you happen to have issues with rising, check out this Red Star Yeast page for instructions on how to test your yeast for freshness. I find that most of the time I have rising issues, it’s because the yeast just isn’t fresh. And be sure to check out the Red Star Yeast Pinterest page for lots of baking inspiration!
from Red Star Yeast
- In large mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt; mix well.
- In saucepan, heat water and shortening until warm (120-130F; shortening does not need to melt).
- Add to flour mixture. Add egg. Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand gradually stir in remaining flour to make a stiff batter.
- Cover; let rise warm place until double, about 30 minutes.
- Stir down batter. Spoon into greased muffin pan cups. Cover; let rise in warm place until double, about 20-30 minutes. Bake at 400F for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pans; brush with butter. Cool.
This post is sponsored by Red Star Yeast.2