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Spoon Rolls

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.


16 rolls

"THE BATTER for these rolls may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, so this is a great way to treat your family to homemade rolls without the extra preparation each time. My mother raised eight children, and we had these delicious 'from-scratch' rolls often."


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 cups self-rising flour


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add butter, egg and sugar; mix well. Stir in flour until thoroughly combined (batter will be soft). Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Spoon batter into greased or paper-lined muffin cups. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
If Cooking for Two: Freeze baked rolls in freezer bags; thaw and reheat as needed.
Editor's Note
As a substitute for 1 cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 168 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 422mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Cubana1952
    Apr 6, 2015

    These were a big hit at Easter. I used 2 cupcake pans and the batter yielded 19 rolls. They all went! I'm not a baker but I found this recipe to be very reliable. You do need to look for self-rising flour. I thought all flour was self-rising. The one I used is Aunt Jemima brand.

  • SKTerpstra
    Feb 7, 2015

    Phenomenal!!! Light, airy, buttery, moist rolls. Best my family's ever had....and so easy!

  • 4evermom
    Dec 26, 2011

    Love this recipe!!! Especially like that it stores in fridge so I can make fresh rolls daily. Just don't store in a tightly closed container like I did over the holidays. As my husband loosened the jar lid warped by the pressure built up as the yeast worked its magic, it exploded, bruising his hand and spewing sticky dough all over the room. It was really funny but we won't have a repeat performance!