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!
- 3 3/4 cups bread flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup shortening soft
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 4 1/2 teaspoons Red Star Yeast Active-Dry Yeast
- 1 egg room temperature
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.