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Sunday, April 10, 2011

You cannot live on bread alone-- no rise rolls

So just a quick post to put up some johnny-on-the-spot rolls.  You might want to remove some of the sugar from these babies, they are just a bit too sweet for me, but very good, and as advertised, no rising time. They puff up just fine, due to the yeast and baking powder.  By the time the oven is preheated, you are done making them.

No Rise rolls
adapted from here
1 1/4 cups warm water
3 Tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tbsp (1 tbsp= 3 tsp) yeast
1 Tbsp oil
3 C flour (can use white or wholemeal)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder

Stir water, yeast, sugar and oil together. Leave for 5 minutes until it becomes frothy on top. Add flour, salt and baking powder. Mix well. Knead. Shape for use as rolls into 8 rolls. Paint with milk or butter. Bake at 400 degrees F for 13-15 minutes, preferably on a baking stone, but cookie sheet will be just dandy.
FOR FLOUR, USE 16 OZ ALL PURPOSE AND 1 OZ VITAL WHEAT GLUTEN (adds chewiness and a big improvement in texture- it's what makes bread flour bread flour)
Sprinkle oregano and parmesan cheese before baking, after brushing with butter or milk.


  1. We made these rolls like six times in Sweden -- it was soooo easy that it made making bread seem like something I could do. In fact, maybe I am a bread person. I made it with a bunch of toppings -- sesame seeds (not all that), parmesan and oregano, and cheddar on top -- all with sea salt. Will send a pic for you to post alongside, so others can see you can do it.

  2. Nice! PArmesan and oregano....yum...I love that with this recipe you can have bread on the fly....