"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Friday, August 12, 2011

a quickie

This recipe gives you fresh rolls in less than 1 hour from start to clean up!  I've been making them for years and they are failproof... well, almost.  We eat them at least twice a week in the winter.  This summer has been so mild that I don't mind using the oven for baking.

Debbie's quick dinner rolls~(actually it's a glorified Kitchen Aid recipe) :)
makes 3 dozen (1 for tonight) 2 to freeze!

Heat 3 cups milk, 1 1/2 cups water and 3/4 cups butter in small saucepan over low heat until it's too hot to hold your finger in.  The butter will not melt, that's o.k.

Mix 11 cups flour, 2 1/2 T sugar, 1 T salt, 2 rnd T of dry yeast.
*As usual I use 1/2 white, 1/2 whole wheat flour.

Slowly add hot liquid while mixing.

Add 3-5 cups more flour a little at a time, until desired consistency is reached.  You want a soft dough, not sticky.  Knead for 8-10 minutes by hand or 5 by mixer.

Let rise in oiled, covered bowl about 20 minutes.

Check by poking with your finger.  It's ready if indentation remains.

Break off into extra large golf ball size rolls and place close to one another but not quite touching, in pan.

Brush lightly with butter and sprinkle with sesame or poppy seeds.
Let rise 15 minutes.

Bake in 425 degree preheated oven for12-15 minutes.

This recipe gives you fresh rolls in less than 1 hour from start to clean up!  And remember that at least 1/2 that time is rise time.  The dough is working... You are not!!  My kinda cookin'.

Blessings, Debbie


  1. Wow! Debbie- you have just made that look so easy. Thank you. I don't need so many so I guess I could halve the recipe. They look yummo too. Lots of butter...mmmmm! Maa

  2. Haha!! You must go to my blog and see what the verification word was that came up for my comment....so funny. Maa

  3. hello debbie,
    those rolls looks sooooooooooooooo good.it's really easy to make.thanks for the recipe!!!!!
    have a wonderful weekend,

  4. Debbie, your recipe is almost exactly like the one I make. I usually bake bread/rolls once or twice a week, but it's been too hot here to turn the oven on.xx
    PS- love your blue splatterware.

  5. This does sound easy. I will give it a go. B

  6. That settles it, I'm baking rolls this weekend. Thanks for the recipe, Debbie!

  7. Yum dinner rolls! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Debbie! I'm going to have to try these out soon.

  8. The smell of baking bread must be one of the smells of heaven!!

  9. I am definitely coming to your house twice a week in the winter :) Thanks!

  10. Beautiful pictures! (All your postings have beautiful pics!). You are good at photography AND baking, cooking, etc. love,andrea

  11. Sounds yummy and so easy too...Thanks for the recipe I'll be giving it a try.

  12. Always looking for easy bread recipes-thanks! You mention the freezer... do you freeze the baked rolls and have you ever frozen the dough? I'm wondering if we can freeze it in the pan, then just thaw, rise and bake when needed:@)

  13. Great, easy recipe! Thanks.

    I am not sure my Kitchen Aid (5 or 6 quart bowl) will hold that much flour so I may need to half the recipe!

    It sounds wonderful!


  14. I love the cookbook that came with my KitchenAid! Really good recipes, for bread, cake, etc. Your rolls look like they came from a bakery. I can almost smell them all the way over here. I will have to give these a try-1 hr. start to finish sounds good to me, for these results. xo

  15. 1) I am drooling! I am drooling over those poppy seed rolls and that blue spongeware bowl in which the dough is rising.

    2) I am wondering what size bowl your Kitchen Aid mixer has. I don't think that mine wold hold that much flour. I might create a dust cloud and my family would be calling in asking when the rolls were going to be ready.

    3) I am admiring your very cute vintage kitchen.

    4) I am putting this recipe on my fall to-do list as we have NOT had a mild summer here!

    5) I am wishing you a beautiful weekend!


  16. Looks good and I love recipes that give you some now and some later.

  17. Hey, I see your mixer, I have one just like it. I love mine so much, I use it all of the time. So glad I bought it so many years ago. Your rolls look so nice and I love your bowl. What a gorgeous bowl.

  18. Great tutorial! I am bookmarking this post as my Fall plans include learning to bake bread from scratch. Thank you!

  19. What a great recipe! I will surely be keeping this one! Only at our house...I doubt we will be freezing any for later. :)

  20. I am a sucker for fresh rolls. I could eat a whole pan just by myself. (In fact I almost did the another night. >.>) I'll have to try this recipe out!

  21. Yum! They are so pretty! Your photos are sweet and homey!

  22. Wow, this is great, my hubby is going to be sooo happy about this! Thanks! xo

  23. Well I love quickies, I will check this out. Thank you Clarice

  24. Looks delicious! Will be baking a batch of these tomorrow -- can't wait! Oh, and thanks for the peek into your kitchen. :) I use the same sugar as a substitute for white sugar in all my recipes and love it. Blessings, ~Lisa

  25. Those look sooooooooooo good! I have made those and LOVE them. I really like to made these at our BIG family get to-gethers. ( for ex. Thanksgiving) I am in the midst of trying all kinds of soaked recipes or recipes made with sprouted grain and loving it. [o=

    Blessings and ((HUGS))

  26. I've never used my kitchen aid to make bread before. Actually, I am quite a novice when it comes to bread, for I just started to make it recently.

    These rolls look delicious, and since I am a Bread Lady (meaning that I LOVE to eat bread), I'll have to try these rolls. Of course, I think I'll have to reduce the recipe a tad for my family.

    ~Madame Wildflower

  27. YUM!
    I may have to give it a try. LOVE that you used the mixer. When I began branching out with the Kitchenaid, I felt like I had developed superpowers! :)
    I have been meaning to ask: what is that in your header? lol.
    Looks neat, I just can't quite "get" it.

  28. Yummo! You made that look easy. Hmmm....might have to give those a try.

  29. Dear Debbie,

    Ooh, your rolls and bowls are both heavenly-looking! I especially like the spongeware.

    We'll have to make some rolls now, too. :)



  30. I am beyond thrilled that you shared your recipe with us! I am totally going to make these VERY soon! Thank you again!


  31. The rolls look fantastic! Now you have me longing for fall, with a pot of soup bubbling on the wood stove and a pan (or three) of rolls baking, filling the house with that wonderful aroma of freshly baked bread! Yum!

  32. These look really really good. I have never actually made rolls. But I think I will be making these!

  33. These look yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  34. Luckily, my little husband is the bread baker in our family...I'll share this with him!


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