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Soft, fluffy, & buttery rolls in just one hour! Yes it can be done and you won't believe how delicious and fail-proof these rolls are. These one hour rolls are perfect for Thanksgiving dinner or easy enough for a weeknight dinner | www.togetherasfamily.com #thanksgivingrecipes #thanksgivingfood #breadrecipes #rollrecipes #recipe

One Hour Rolls

Soft, fluffy, & buttery rolls in just one hour! Yes it can be done and you won't believe how delicious and fail-proof these rolls are. These one hour rolls are perfect for Thanksgiving dinner or easy enough for a weeknight dinner.
Course Side Dish
Keyword one hour rolls, roll recipe, thanksgiving
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 20 rolls
Calories 90 kcal
Author Jessica - Together as Family

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups very warm water (see note below)
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast (NOT quick rise)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 3-4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted (for brushing on top of rolls)
  • sea salt

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl stir together the sugar and yeast. Pour into the bottom of the bowl of a stand mixer. Pour the water over it and let it sit for 5 minutes. It will be frothy and bubbly.
  2. Add softened butter, salt, and 3 cups of flour. Mix on medium low speed, using the dough hook, until combined. Add additional flour, 1/4 cup at a time, until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. The dough should still be slightly sticky and soft. Be sure to not add too much flour.

  3. Knead for 5 minutes (I just used the dough hook to knead it in the stand mixer bowl) until it looks smooth. Cover with a towel and let rise for 20 minutes.

  4. Prepare a 9 x13 baking dish by spraying with cooking spray or lining with parchment paper.
  5. Gently punch down the dough and divide into 20 pieces (each piece will be a bit larger than a golf ball). Roll each piece into a ball and place into the prepared baking dish.
  6. Brush rolls with the melted butter (I save some of this to brush on the rolls after they cook) and sprinkle with sea salt. Let rise, uncovered, for 15 minutes.

  7. While rolls are rising heat oven to 400 degrees.
  8. Cook rolls for 15-18 minutes or until tops are golden brown. Serve warm!

Recipe Notes

A trick that I use for the water is to turn on the kitchen faucet all the way hot. I then use that water to pour into the yeast/sugar mixture.

 

You need 1 tablespoon of active dry yeast for this recipe (not quick rise yeast) so I would suggest buying a small jar of it at the grocery store instead of the smaller packets. Once opened, store the jar in the fridge. Or buy the packets and measure out 1 tablespoon. 

 

I always save some of the 3 tablespoons of melted butter (that you brush on the rolls before baking) to spread on top of the cooked rolls before serving.