Spoon Rolls

December 3, 2013Danita

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There’s nothing like a good, hot, homemade roll to complete a meal

Homemade bread of any kind is wonderful!  The problem is….I’m not that great at it.  In fact, if there’s homemade bread at our house it’s usually because my husband and daughter have spent a Saturday together making it.  

Another drawback for me, in the bread making process, is the time and attention it takes. That’s why these rolls are perfect for me!  They are made from ingredients I always have, take five minutes to mix, and rise in the refrigerator – without any attention from me!  It just doesn’t get any easier than that.  I always make them for holidays but also at other times. These rolls are light and fluffy and go well with big or heavy meals. They need three hours in the frig so there’s a little planning involved, but they can still be made after lunch and served at dinner.  The recipe makes about eighteen and they’re not great left over, but they don’t all have to be baked at the same time.  The batter will last in the frig for several days so I make small batches at a time and we have fresh, hot, homemade rolls without a lot of fuss.    

Here’s the Recipe:

(Printable version below)

  • 4 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 package dry yeast (or 2 1/4 tsp)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup shortening

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Measure all ingredients into the bowl of a stand mixer, adding water last

*I keep a canister of “loose” yeast in the freezer, so I always have it on hand*

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Mix, starting on low to avoid splatter

Increase speed and mix until smooth

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Transfer batter to a large airtight container and place in frig for at least 3 hours

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It rises a lot, so make sure your container has plenty of room.

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When ready to bake:

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and spray muffin tin with cooking spray

“Spoon” batter into tin, about half full

**That’s where the name “Spoon Rolls” comes from

Bake about 15 minutes

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I baked some in mini muffin tins for the smaller children

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Coming Soon…Serving them for Breakfast!

Spoon Rolls
Yields 18
Easy Homemade Rolls with very little "hands-on" time
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
3 hr
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
3 hr
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups self-rising flour
  2. 2 cups lukewarm water
  3. 1 package dry yeast (or 2 1/4 tsp)
  4. 1/4 cup sugar
  5. 3/4 cup shortening
Instructions
  1. Measure all ingredients into the bowl of a stand mixer, adding water last
  2. Mix, starting on low to avoid splatter
  3. Increase speed and mix until smooth
  4. Transfer batter to a large airtight container and place in frig for at least 3 hours
When ready to bake
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray muffin tin with cooking spray
  2. "Spoon" batter into tin, about half full
  3. Bake about 15 minutes
Notes
  1. To have yeast on hand, I keep a canister of "loose" yeast in the freezer. It stays good for a very long time.
  2. It rises a lot, so make sure your container has plenty of room
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6 Comments

  • kirabronaugh

    November 10, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    These look delicious! I want to try them, but we don’t usually have shortening on hand. Can it be substituted with butter?

    1. Danita

      November 12, 2016 at 5:47 PM

      I probably wouldn’t recommend it. It would probably change the texture. I do highly recommend them once you get some shortening. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Mary Ellen

    December 6, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Thanks for sharing these at Talking Tuesday Over the Fence! This looks delicious!!! Pinned for later….

    1. Danita

      December 7, 2013 at 7:44 AM

      Thanks for stopping by Mary Ellen and pinning. Merry Christmas!

  • bettycupcakes

    December 3, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    This seems like the perfect recipe to show a young child how yeast works- like a science project that you can eat! Pinning!

    1. Danita

      December 4, 2013 at 6:40 AM

      You are right about that and taste great when you’re done. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

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