Amazingly Easy Yeast Rolls, SRC May

My sister and i are obsessed with this scene.

Oh, hello again.

It’s me… remember me?  It’s been quite a while, I know.

Life somethings just has a way of taking everything you know and are comfortable with… and flipping it upside down.  The first quarter of 2014 has been an extremely difficult one for Dave and I and our families (yes, despite the fact that we’re GETTING MARRIED!!!  OMGGGGG) and my dear little wonderful food blog has taken quite a hit.  Well… it’s freakin’ May and I’m over it!  Here I am and I am back for good.

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I am pretty excited to share my first recipe in two months with you… while it may seem simple, this “amazingly easy” recipe was a big deal for me!  I have ALWAYS been too nervous to try to bake my own breads or pretzels or challah or anything that used yeast.  I am not the best at following directions and I always feared that I would totally botch whatever yeast project I started.  Well, for this month’s Secret Recipe Club, I decided to go “all in” and give it a shot.

Secret Recipe Club

The Secret Recipe Club is an amazing group of bloggers where every month, we are assigned a new blogger to replicate.  We get to pick ANY recipe that blogger has written about and cook it up ourselves.  We can make adjustments according to our tastes too.  All of the bloggers post their results on the same day and we all get to see who had who and more importantly, what delicious recipes were made!  The “SRC” has been an awesome resource for me and a place where I come to try new things… in this case… yeast bread!

This month, I was assigned to work on Micha’s Blog called “Cookin’ Mimi”.  I spent quite a few days browsing her site and it was SUCH a hard decision to make!  I can’t wait to try a few more recipes from her blog… (like Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Jam… omg … and now that I can bake rolls, maybe even her Onoin Cheddar Rolls)

But my decision was made… I just had to try her “amazingly easy” yeast rolls.  I was up for the challenge.  I WILL follow the directions and not mess this up.

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Well, my friends… they turned out perfectly.  I could not believe it.  And would ya guess what???  They were RIDICULOUSLY amazingly easy to make.  Success!  Now I just need to make some kind of fancy compound butter to slather them with…. nommmmmmm

Amazingly Easy Yeast Rolls (Perfect for Beginners!!!)

Recipe from:  Cooking Mimi

Prep Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes

 Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 5 teaspoons Yeast
  • 5 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Butter, Melted

Instructions

  1. Heat milk, water, sugar and salt in a saucepan over low heat until warm (about 120 degrees), remove from heat and mix in the eggs and yeast.
  2. Place 5 cups of flour in a large lidded bowl (I listened to Micha and used my crockpot since it was big enough and had a lid). Make a well in the center and pour in the warm liquid and yeast mixture. Do not stir.
  3. Cover with the lid and let sit 20-30 minutes. Pour in the melted butter and mix well. Add flour if sticky until a soft but no longer sticky dough is formed. Knead several times (i almost missed this part!). Place back into bowl and cover again with lid. Let the dough sit for another 20-30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Divide dough into 12-16 pieces depending on how large you want your final roll. Shape into balls and place on baking sheet(s) cover with a damp tea towel or a greased piece of plastic wrap and let rise 20-30 minutes. Bake for 15 minutes or until done.
Just poured the hot yeast mixture into the flour.

Just poured the hot yeast mixture into the flour.

This is after the second time you let the dough sit.  (After first stirring, and after adding melted butter and extra flour)... now it's on to making rolls!

This is after the second time you let the dough sit. (After first stirring, and after adding melted butter and extra flour)… now it’s on to making rolls!

Rolls are made and ready to sit (again... !!!)

Rolls are made and ready to sit (again… !!!)

Rolls are a little bigger now and ready to bake!

Rolls are a little bigger now and ready to bake!

PERFECT!!!!!!!!

PERFECT!!!!!!!!

I cannot even tell you how happy I was that these turned out just right.  I sat in front of the oven staring at them as they slowly rose and then browned ontop.  I just couldn’t believe it!  You guys HAVE to try to make these.

A few notes:  

– I used my regular cookie sheets with nothing on them and had ZERO sticking problems.  The rolls popped right off.

-My first batch was browning quite fast, so I removed from oven at around maybe 11 minutes.  They were a little too gooey on the inside, so the next batch I let cook for about 13 minutes and they turned out much better and did not burn- but were a little more brown ontop

-Use a REALLY big bowl if you don’t have a crock.  It filled up most of the crock as it rested.

Add some butter and call it a day.

Add some butter and call it a day.

Well, now that I have come back to you and conquered the basic yeast roll… I will shut up and let you take a gander at what everyone else has made for this month’s SRC!  ENJOY!

12 thoughts on “Amazingly Easy Yeast Rolls, SRC May

  1. I love that you shared that movie scene. I just finished reading Steve Martin’s latest book, which has nothing to do with this post or rolls, but he’s so amazingly talented I thought I should share that. Three things for real now: 1) Welcome back to blogging, 2) Congratulations on your engagement, and 3) Way to rock these yeast rolls.

  2. I love homemade bread, this looks great. I had u’r blog this month and I made your Spinach stuffed omelette for this months reveal. We really enjoyed it, thanks for the inspiration.t

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