Quick and easy make ahead yeast bread. Can also make cinnamon rolls from this recipe.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
22 hrs 50 mins
total:
23 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
30 rolls
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small saucepan, heat margarine and water over low heat. When margarine has melted, remove pan from heat and stir in salt and 1/4 cup sugar.

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  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1/4 cup sugar in 1 cup warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.

  • In a large bowl, combine yeast mixture and margarine mixture. Stir in beaten eggs and 2 cups self-rising flour. Beat in remaining flour 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition, until a stiff dough is formed. Divide dough into two pieces and place each piece in a well oiled freezer bag. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours.

  • Remove dough from refrigerator. Pull off pieces of dough and form into 2 inch diameter balls. Place in lightly oiled baking pans so that edges of balls are just touching. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 2 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Bake dough balls 15 minutes, until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

323 calories; protein 6.5g 13% DV; carbohydrates 44.5g 14% DV; fat 13.2g 20% DV; cholesterol 24.8mg 8% DV; sodium 862.7mg 35% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2003
This is an easy recipe keeps for 2 weeks in refridgerator. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/12/2003
This recipe was awful. I think the measurements are wrong. Be careful making this. It lists 1 1/2 cups of water and then again 1 cup of water. 2 1/2 cups of water for 6 cups of flour does not make a stiff dough it was almost like thick cake batter. Also it lists sugar 2 separate places in the recipe however when you add the ingredients it does not specify where the 2nd sugar ingredient goes. I would love to have a recipe similar to this one that works. Thanks. Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 1 stars
04/11/2003
This recipe was awful. I think the measurements are wrong. Be careful making this. It lists 1 1/2 cups of water and then again 1 cup of water. 2 1/2 cups of water for 6 cups of flour does not make a stiff dough it was almost like thick cake batter. Also it lists sugar 2 separate places in the recipe however when you add the ingredients it does not specify where the 2nd sugar ingredient goes. I would love to have a recipe similar to this one that works. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/11/2003
There is something wrong with this recipe. I tried it and it looked ok but when I baked them they would not stay together they crumbled. I think 1 1/2 cups of water would do better if it were milk instead which I am going to try instead. It definately lacks work. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2003
This is an easy recipe keeps for 2 weeks in refridgerator. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2008
Cooked only 1 cup water and real butter Followed rest of directions. Firm dough and melt in your mouth wonderful! Use muffin pan and cook what I need! Stays great in fridge. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/26/2008
This recipe would be good if the ingredient list amounts were correct. To much liquid and to much yeast. The owner of this recipe needs to correct the amounts. All you have to do is compare it to other yeast roll recipes and you can see where it is not likely to work. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2003
AMAZING!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2004
I made these ahead for Thanksgiving this year. They were beautiful and tasty. A bit salty for my taste however. (I am on a low sodiun diet and so any salt might be "salty" to my taste.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2009
These rolls were fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2014
I love this recipe if you follow the directions to the letter these will be the best rolls you have ever eaten... I melt cinnamon and butter and brush on told when baked then freeze them in seperate bags packaged for a meal. They are the best. Read More
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