There are plenty of reasons to love the holidays… tons.
But the fact that mom makes these yeast rolls every holiday is at the top of the list.
Psst… Mom… ya know today is technically a holiday… just sayin’
Now to say my mom has been making these puppies as long as I can remember is a bit of an understatement. I give you EXHIBIT A.
Benefiel Yeast Rolls
No, that is not the original Bill of Rights stolen from Independence Hall… it is the original recipe card for this family favorite.
You start by dissolving 1 pkg of yeast in 1/4 cup warm water.
Then take 1/3 cup sugar and add 1/4 cup of oil in a large bowl.
Add 1 cup of milk after you scold it. Try not to hurt its feelings, but scold it just the same 😉
Now add 1 t salt. Mix ‘er up and let cool until lukewarm.
Now add in 1 1/2 cups sifted flour
Add in yeast and 1 beaten egg
Then blend in another 1-2 cups flour to form a soft dough.
Now place in a greased bowl turning once to coat the dough and set aside to let double (about 1 1/2 hrs)
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Flatten dough with hands until about 3/4 inch thick and cut dough into rolls using a glass.
Place rolls in a pan and let double again. Mom used muffin and brownie pans to help the rolls keep their shape.
Now bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes
And top with butter and pass the rolls please!
Benefiel Yeast Rolls
- 1 Package Dry Yeast
- 1/4 Cup Warm Water
- 1 Cup Milk- Scalded
- 1/4 Cup Oil
- 1/3 Sugar
- 1 tsp Salt
- 2 1/2-3 1/2 Cups Flour- Divided
- 1 Egg Beaten
- Dissolve yeast in water and set aside
- Mix scalded milk, oil, sugar and salt and let cool to luke warm
- Add 1 1/2 cups sifted flour, add yeast and beaten egg
- Blend in flour (1-2 cups) until a soft dough forms.
- Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat.
- Set in warm place for 1 1/2 to double.
- Flatten with hands to 3/4 inch thickness. Cut with a glass and place rolls in a greased pan to allow to double again.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes and top with butter.
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You better be whipping a batch of these up dear sister! I am craving one now!!! 😉
Hi, I'm Suz!! says
These look soo yummy! Thanks for sharing a family favorite!!
Hugs ~~ Suz
Heather @ 3 kids and lots of pigs says
These look so good. Yeast has always been my nemesis in the kitchen, but I will keep trying.
I just tried these over the weekend. DELISH!!!
You can see my post about it here
So quick and so delicious! What a hit!