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Easy Yeast Rolls

These simple, tender yeast rolls bake to a golden brown and will disappear in no time. If you've never baked with yeast before, these rolls are the perfect starting point. —Wilma Harter, Witten, South Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + rising Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, combine sugar, egg, oil, salt, yeast mixture and 4 cups flour; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a stiff dough.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into four portions. Divide and shape each portion into 12 balls. Roll each ball into an 8-in. rope; tie into a loose knot. Tuck ends under. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 roll: 78 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 100mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.
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