Quick Yeast Rolls


This yeast rolls recipe was given to me by my great-great-grandmother. I made these easy rolls for a state fair competition and received first place.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
8 rolls


  • 1 cup hot water

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons shortening

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Mix hot water, sugar, and shortening in a large bowl. Let cool until lukewarm.

  2. Stir in yeast until dissolved, then mix in flour, egg, and salt. Cover and let dough rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.

  3. Grease 8 muffin cups. Divide dough equally into the prepared muffin cups. Let rise again until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.

  4. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown on top and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, about 10 minutes.

    round baking pan of dinner rolls
    Michele Rowe Sparks

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

186 Calories
4g Fat
32g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 186
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 302mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 5g
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 64mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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