Easy No Knead Yeast Rolls

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You may have already heard of the phenomenon surrounding no knead bread recipes, which involves mixing a few ingredients together and letting the dough ferment for several hours, before baking. This no knead yeast rolls recipe doesn’t require a lengthy rest time and takes only twenty minutes to bake, which is much less time than the classic no-knead loaf recipe. The most difficult thing about bread baking is the extensive rise times and kneading that goes along with it, but no-knead bread recipes are much more hands-off because you can combine everything in one bowl and let it sit until you are ready to bake the bread or buns.

This easy recipe for buns is excellent because it provides instructions for whether you would like twenty-four small rolls or twelve large ones. The small rolls recipe would be ideal for serving at holiday dinners, or alongside soup or stew, while the larger ones could work wonderfully as a vessel for hamburgers or as a base for lofty sandwiches filled with cold cuts and cheese. The recommendation for this bun recipe is to serve them hot, which is the best way for bread to be with butter melting into the fluffy interiors, but they should remain fresh enough at room temperature for at least one day if you have any leftover. Once homemade bread recipes start to dry out, you still don’t have to discard them; just pulse in the food processor to make homemade bread crumbs and store in the freezer. You could also cube the rolls up to use for bread stuffing recipes for your holiday turkey.

Baking buns at home shouldn’t be a complicated affair and this no knead dinner rolls recipe isn’t because it involves a few basic ingredients and no kneading. Traditional bread ingredients are yeast, flour, water, and salt, but this bun recipe also includes some sugar, egg, and some butter. The first four ingredients and the sugar form the dough for the buns, while the egg gets brushed over the buns so that they develop a golden color in the oven. You could get away without the egg wash, but you dinner roll recipe would wind up pale and less appealing to look at. Most of the butter is used to grease the pan you are baking your bread on and more to brush over top of the finished buns, so they are infused with luxurious butter flavor. The butter is a much better choice than oil to grease the pan with because it imparts more taste and doesn’t have as high of a smoke point as oil does. Since oil gets hotter than butter, it may cause the buns to crisp up on the bottom as opposed to remaining soft. If you are on the lookout for easy bread recipes, try this easy no knead yeast rolls recipe. Thank you to the author of Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen recipe blog, Melissa, for sharing her delicious no-knead dinner rolls recipe with us.

Nutrition Facts for: Easy No Knead Yeast Rolls from Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen
Ingredients: Rapid rise yeast, granulated sugar, milk, all-purpose flour, salt, egg, butter.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 12 servings.* Per ServingCalories 256, Calories from Fat 82, Total Fat 9.1g 14%, Saturated Fat 5.4g 27%, Cholesterol 38mg 13%, Sodium 268mg 11%, Potassium 68mg 2%, Carbohydrates 37.7g 13%, Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%, Sugars 5.9g, Protein 5.8g, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 4%, Iron 11%

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