- 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
- 2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, egg, oil, salt and 4 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough.
- Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Punch dough down; turn onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into four portions. Shape each portion into 12 balls. To form knots, roll each ball into an 8-in. rope; tie into a knot. Tuck ends under. Place rolls 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
- Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4 dozen.
Reviews forEasy Yeast Rolls
"This was my first time making rolls from scratch, the instructions were easy to follow, my two year old grandson helped and loved them, he had three before supper and another one with his supper, this is definitely a recipe I want to keep"
"Really easy and taste great. I have started making this most Sundays."
"So E-Z to make, & so good!!! I'm making them again tonite!!!Linda Kennedy Swafford, Alabama"
"These rolls are light in texture and have a good flavor, but the dough is not easy to work with. I put 6 1/2 cups of flour in the mix and used more to knead with. I made plain rolls as the dough was too sticky to make ropes, and difficult to portion out for a roll. Because of this I only got 33 rolls. I will try the recipe again and hope for better results with the dough.The recipe was easy to mix up, just difficult to make the finished roll."
"Really easy and really good !! I threw these together in no time flat and used the EXACT recipe. They turned out wonderful ! THIS is the recipe I will be using every time now...."
"Newbaker8730, the recipe states combine the yeast mixture to your dry ingredients. It also says 6 1/2 cups flour. If your water was too hot or you over worked your dough, you may have added too much flour. I just tried the recipe and it was fine!"
"Incomplete recipe. What are you supposed to do with the yeast and water? Are you supposed to combine it with the flour mixture? When I did this, guessing of course the mixture was like cake batter runny, not thick like the recipe says. I ended up using about 8 cups of flour. Is this right? No pictures to see what the dough is supposed to look like. So far I am far from satisfied. You really need to have someone proofread your recipes and actually try them out Exactly as written !"
"Amazing! easy to make and the rolls are wonderful."