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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Spoon Rolls: starting the year off easy


This year, amongst all of the things that I want to do in the kitchen, is a big list of bread baking.  I decided that if I made it a regular feature, I would be more likely to get through my list.  You all will help hold me accountable, right?

So this week, the first week, I am starting with something really easy.  Spoon Rolls.  They are the simplest roll I have ever made.  You don't need an industrial sized stand mixer to make these.  And instead of shaping them, you simply put them in a muffin tin.  They rise like muffins, but they are really yeast rolls.  They are great hot out of the oven with butter melting all over them.

If ever there was a roll that yeast challenged people could pull off, this would be the one.  You know who you are.  This may just be the recipe that launches your career as a bread baker.  

Okay, maybe not.  But your family will appreciate the homemade rolls!


Spoon Rolls: (from Pillsbury's 2nd ever Bake-Off)
1 Tbls yeast
1/4 cup warm water
3 Tbls sugar
5 Tbls butter
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk, scalded (see instructions below for my cheat)
1/2 cup cold water
1 egg, slightly beaten
4 cups flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water in a small bowl. Put the butter, milk, salt and sugar in a pyrex bowl and microwave 2 or so minutes or until the butter melts and the milk boils rapidly...watch it, it may spill all over your microwave. Cool the milk mixture by adding the cold water. Let sit a bit longer....you don't want to kill your yeast. Add the egg to the milk mixture. Place flour in a large bowl. Add the yeast/water and the milk mixture. Stir until well blended. (Did you notice there is no kneading?) Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in bulk...about 1 hour. Punch down the dough and spoon into greased muffin tins (this makes 18). Cover and let rise about 45 minutes. Bake 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.  Brush the tops with butter or oil when they come out to keep them soft.



42 comments:

egbkid said...

I have never tried yeast (unless you count making donuts for a coffee chain) and i really want to; i even have the yeast bought....just have not gotten the courage yet. I have a wonderful recipe for oatmeal bread i want to try...maybe if this is a super easy one, i should try it first. Thanks for sharing!!

21st Century Housewife© said...

I like the sound of these. I do love making bread and am usually pretty lucky with yeast, but I'm always on the lookout for quick and easy recipes. Your spoon rolls look cute too!

Belinda said...

I love just the name of these! They are adorable...I could just pop 'em in so easily.

Ms. WhitePlates said...

These are so simple, ideally you could make them in the afternoon for dinner time. Or the best bedtime snack ever. Could you imagine these with a spoonful of homemade jam? Swoon.

ravienomnoms said...

These are so super duper simple, they look so yummy! I am such a roll person, I tend to pop 2-3 right out of the oven! haha

Confectionary Designs said...

These baked up beautifully! I'll look forward to your bread recipes as I love making bread and am always on the lookout for somthing tried and true!

Kori said...

How great that you can bake these in a muffin tin! They look beautiful and fluffy. I might just have to attempt these too :)

briarrose said...

What a wonderful, easy yeast roll. Looks tasty.

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

These look great. I love fresh bread.

thespicegarden said...

I am one of those yeast-challenged individuals you speak of and these are looking really good to me! I love having biscuits or rolls with stews and it sure is stew season! I will def be trying this recipe, Kristin!

Diethood.com said...

I'm so yeast challenged! I am getting better at it, though. :)
Would love to have these with my soup!

Amy said...

yay for easy yeast breads! Love the no-knead of this recipe, they look so yummy!

Cook in a Bar said...

Great resolution for 2011!

SnoWhite said...

These look great -- I've never heard of spoon bread before :)

Miz Helen said...

I am so happy that someone remembered to bring some bread for us today at Full Plate Thursday. Your Spoon Bread is going to be perfect. Thank you for coming to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

alice said...

How lovely. And I bet that the smell of them baking around the house is really wonderful too.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

These look wonderful. Nothing like the smell of bread baking :)

Blessings!
Gail

I'm just sayin' said...

I love making bread and my children just gave me a Pro 600 Kitchenaide for Christmas so it is on now....I will be trying these and I am a new follower.

Roxan said...

I love that there is no kneading in this recipe! These rolls look delicious, and they are so adorable like muffins.

Monet said...

These look so delicious...and what a straightforward recipe. It would be perfect for those that feel a bit uncomfortable about baking with yeast. I would love one of these with a big pot of soup. Yum!

lemonsandanchovies said...

I'm always for easy, especially when it comes to baking bread. This looks like it will fit the bill. I love the idea of using muffin tins. Perfect everytime!

Angie's Recipes said...

These spoon bread rolls look deeeeeelish and they are not difficult to prepare too.

Beth said...

I haven't heard of spoon rolls before, but they sound great, and easy. You must know my family -- they'd be thrilled with these!

Michael Toa said...

These rolls look delicious. Nothing beats home-made rolls. Warm with butter... Yum.

Jennifurla said...

I just want to make any bread that turns out! I never have any luck with it. This looks so super good.

katerina said...

I love no knead breads. they make my life so easy. These rools look really elegant and very easy. This is a keeper.

Foodiva said...

No kneading, you say? Ok, I'm so making these.. These rolls look super delicious!

TiffKey said...

How pretty! They look like popovers!

Debra "Deb" Dresden Disney-Dior said...

I love yeast rolls! Once upon a time I didn't know how I would live without being able to purchase Grandy's rolls. The restaurant's Tucson locations went out of business and the closet Grandy's was in El Paso, Texas. Thanksgiving was NOT Thanksgiving unless Grandy's rolls were on the table. One year, I actually drove to El Paso to purchase them. I'm not "completely" nuts because my best friend wanted to buy chiles in Hatch, NM so she could make tamales for Christmas. Now, I can't exist without the rolls from Texas Roadhouse. I adore rolls. It's my favorite food. I can't wait to try this recipe -- they look so good and easy to prepare.

Lizzy said...

Lovely rolls! I love the idea of baking a new bread each week--my family would be thrilled!!!

es65 said...

I love homemade rolls. Those look so good. I can imagine one fresh out of the oven with butter and peach jam!

happywhennothungry said...

These rolls look amazing! I've never tried making yeast rolls, but will definitely have to give these a try!

Indonesian In Turkey said...

Fresh bread sounds wonderful ! ^_^ Perfect for my breakfast

Wilde in the Kitchen said...

I love how easy these sound. Just pop them in a muffin pan and delicious rolls? Perfect!

Lauren said...

How cute are these?! I've never heard of them before but they look so fun! They remind me of popovers which I LOVE.

egbkid said...

I just made these and they turned out GREAT!!! Thanks for the recipe!!

The Mom Chef said...

How is it that I've never even heard of this easy yeast roll?? I never make rolls and I should. I would have if I'd had this recipe years ago. Thanks for sharing!

couponcookin said...

These rolls are so easy. I've been looking for any easier recipe. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful pictures and I love the header of your blog!

danasfoodforthought said...

I love this idea! Not only are the muffin tins easier, but the rolls look so cute!

Miz Helen said...

Congratulations! Your Spoon Rolls are featured on Full Plate Thursday this Jan. 13,2011. Thank you for bringing them over and you can stop by and pick up your red plate.

Marie said...

Looking forward to trying this recipe--thanks for posting it!

Karen @ Goodbyecityhellosuburb said...

I just love fresh baked rolls with butter meltrd on them. Come and share this with WorkShop Wednesday. It would be a nice addition to the party!

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