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Quick & Easy Yeast Rolls Recipe

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1 pkg active dry yeast
3/4 c warm water (105 - 115)
2 T sugar
2 T vegetable oil
1/2 t salt
1 egg
2 1/2 to 2 3/4 cups flour
soft butter or margarine

Dissolve yeast in water in 2 1/2 qrt bowl. Add sugar, oil, salt and egg. Stir to dissolve sugar and salt. Stir in 1 c of the flour until smooth. Cover with cloth and place on rack over bowl of hot water; let rise 15 minutes. Grease square pan, 9x9x2 inches. Stir down batter and add 1 1/2 c flour. Stir until mixed and turn onto floured cloth-covered board. Knead 3 minutes. If sticky, knead in 1/4 cu flour. Divide dough into 16 pieces and shape quickly into balls; arange in pan and brush tops with butter. Cover with cloth and place on rack over bowl of hot water; let rise 25 minutes. Heat oven to 425 Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light brown. Remove from pan to wire rack. Brush tops with soft butter, serve warm. 16 rolls.

*Honey-Orange Rolls: While dough is rising the first time, heat 1/4 c sugar, 2 T butter or margarine, 2 T orange juice adn 2 tablespoons honey to boiling; stir in 1/3 cup chopped nuts. Pour into greas pan 9x9x2 inches, continue as directed.

Cheddar Cheese Rolls: Add 1/2 c shredded sharp cheddar cheese with second addition of flour. Continue as directed. Bake 15 - 17 minutes.

Cinnamon-Nut Rolls: After shaping, roll each ball in 2 T butter or margarine, melted, then in mixture of 2 T granulated sugar, 2 T packed brown sugar, 1/2 t cinnamon and 1/4 c finely chopped nuts. Continue as directed. Bake 15 - 17 minutes.

Jam Swirls: After kneading, roll dough into rectangle, 12 x 9 inches. Spread 1/3 c jam to within 1/2 inch of edges. Roll up, beginning at wide side; pinch edge of dough into roll to seal. Cut roll into twelve 1 inch slices; arrange in pan. Continue as directed. Bake 15 to 17 minutes. Immediately remove from pan. While warm, drizzle with Glaze: Mix 1/2 c powdered sugar and 1 T milk.

Toasted Sesame or Poppy Seed Rolls: After shaping, place rolls in pan; brushs tops with milk. Sprinkle with 1 1/2 to 2 T taosted sesame seed or poppy seed. Continue as directed. Do not bursh with butter. Bake 15 minutes.




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