30 Minute Rolls

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Last night I was in a big rush. My husband and I were attending an event at the “Taubman Art Museum” in Roanoke, VA. I felt guilty leaving the kids for the evening, like I always do, and I did not pre-plan a meal. I at least wanted them to have something decent to eat while I hit the town.

I bought some spinach/ricotta stuffed ravioli a couple of weeks ago. It was in the freezer waiting for a quick night like this. I made a sauce with chopped tomatoes, basil, garlic, S&P, sauteed with olive oil and red wine. It was fresh and delicious. I topped it with fresh parmesan cheese before serving. I whipped up a quick mixed greens salad, with roasted red pepper, cucumber, feta, sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil, herbs, and red wine vinegar. I did not have any dinner bread.. I found this recipe online at http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/30-minute-rolls/. They weren’t “awesome” and kind of sweet for this meal. However, the husband and kids enjoyed them and really, a good bread simply just takes time. These were good for a “quick bread.”
I had left over this morning and thought I would take advantage of the sweetness and makes some breakfast rolls. I set the oven for 350 degrees. I put the leftover rolls in a casserole dish. I sprinkled a little brown sugar, cinnamon and currants on top. I mixed up some icing with powdered sugar, milk and a drop of vanilla. I baked them for about 10 minutes, and then drizzled them with the icing. They were really good! Actually, better…I thought this might be a good recipe to share for a quick breakfast or brunch. I am going to fool around with this recipe a little more. I think you can add herbs, cheese and make other quick varieties too.

30 Minute Rolls


1 C plus 2 Tbsp warm water
1/3 C oil
2 Tbsp yeast
1/4 C sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
3 1/2 C bread flour ( I used all purpose flour..it was all I had and worked fine.)


Heat oven to 400 degrees.
In your mixer bowl combine the water, oil, yeast and sugar and allow it to rest for 15 minutes. Using your dough hook, mix in the salt, egg and flour.
Knead with hook until will incorporated and dough is soft and smooth. (Just a few minutes)
Form dough into 12 balls and then place in a greased 9 x 13 pan and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees or until golden brown.

American wife to this Indian life. I am a right-brained, American woman married to a left-brained Indian man. I love art, design, up-cycling and multiple DIY projects at the same time. He loves simplicity and order. Follow us on this cultural collision as I combine our personalities and cultural differences through art, design, food, and raising kids. When I am not working on a craft or project, I co-host a lifestyle/entertainment show called "Daytime Blue Ridge," on our local NBC affiliate, WSLS 10. www.DaytimeBlueRidge.com

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