Baking bread isn’t difficult and this Easy Yeast Roll recipe will allow you to make your own homemade dinner rolls.
Back at the end of August, Mr. Saucy decided that he needed to lose some weight. He set a target goal, asked for my help with foods, and started an exercise regime. Of course, I told him I would help, but he’d have to listen to me about how to achieve his weight loss.
Because he gained his weight in his midsection, I suggested that the best way to lose that was to start a low-carb lifestyle. By looking at a lot of different low-carb eating plans, I set a daily target carb intake for him and planned our foods around that.
Bread is a huge contributor to carb intake in most people’s diets. So, traditional breads and crackers were out. Since Mr. Saucy loves hamburgers, I started making low-carb buns for his hamburger fix.
I also made low-carb crackers for snacking.
Because of his willpower and his determination, he was able to go into the holidays with a pretty significant weight loss, and eat anything he wanted for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. He gained a couple of pounds, but was able to quickly lose them again.
Since the start of this, I’m happy to say that not only did Mr. Saucy meet his initial goal, he set another goal and has already surpassed that one, too. So far, he has lost over 38 pounds and is ready to maintain his current weight. He looks and feels great! I’m so proud for him!
We’ll slowly reintroduce more carbs and he’ll maintain his exercise regime allowing him to maintain his weight. So, to celebrate, I decided to make some Easy Yeast Rolls.
Even if you have never baked with a yeast dough, this recipe is very easy! Anyone can make their own rolls at home and I hope you’ll try them!
- 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 tablespoon of the sugar in warm water.
- Allow to sit until the yeast mixture has started to develop a foam on the surface of the liquid (this means your yeast is active and you're ready to start).
- Add the remaining sugar, egg, oil, salt and 2½ cups flour.
- Beat until smooth.
- Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough that pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
- 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 two 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 inches apart on a greased baking sheet.
- 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.