By Kelly Bogard

As Thanksgiving approaches, I’m starting to craft my menu. It really doesn’t change much from year to year, but it helps me plan if I have it all written down.

Let’s see…there’s the turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce and gravy.

Then we have sweet potatoes, mac & cheese, and green bean casserole for the sides.

And, of course, we have to have pumpkin pie, along with anything else our family and friends bring over for us to enjoy together.

The one thing I always forget about until the last minute, though, is the rolls. Those soft, warm, buttery rolls that take forever to make…or do they? This week, we’re going to make them in an hour. So you won’t be as rushed on Thanksgiving Day!

For One Hour Rolls, you will need…OneHourRolls
4 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 c. warm water
4 tbsp. butter, divided and softened
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. active dry yeast
1 tsp. salt

Bread doesn’t have to be time consuming or hard to make as long as you pay attention to your yeast. There are a few things you should know about yeast. It doesn’t store long, so I buy it fresh every time I want to make something that requires it. Yeast also doesn’t like hot water. Be sure your water isn’t over 110 degrees, or it will kill the yeast and your bread won’t rise.

Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees. Pour the warm water into a large mixing cup. Then, stir in the dry yeast and sugar into it. Let it set for about five minutes, so it gets foamy.
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Mix together three cups of flour, salt and half of the butter in a large mixing bowl. Start the mixer on low, and add in the yeast mixture. Slowly add in the remaining flour as the dough is coming together. Continue kneading it in the mixer until it is smooth and comes away from the sides of the bowl. It takes a good five minutes, so don’t worry if it looks like it’s taking too long.
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Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and let set to rise in a warm spot. I like to use the kitchen window if it is still warm outside. Let it rise for about 20 minutes. Go ahead and melt the remaining butter while you’re waiting.
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Turn the dough out onto a flour surface. Then, divide it into 18 pieces and roll each piece into a ball. Place all of the rolls in a sprayed 9×13 baking dish and set aside to rise for 10 minutes.
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Finally, brush with the melted butter, and bake for 15 minutes or until golden.
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Hot out of the oven or used the next day for turkey sliders, these easy-to-make rolls can’t be beat. When you get your menu ready, be sure to share it with me. I love to learn about new dishes I can add from year to year. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!

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One Hour Rolls
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 35 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 35 minutes
Servings
rolls
Ingredients
OneHourRolls
Votes: 2
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Pour warm water into a measuring cup.
  3. Stir in yeast and sugar.
  4. Set aside for five minutes until foamy.
  5. Place thee cups of flour in a large mixing bowl with the salt and half of the softened butter.
  6. Pour in the yeast mixture and slowly knead in the remaining flour until smooth.
  7. Cover the bowl and set in a warm place for the dough to rise for 20 minutes.
  8. Melt the remaining butter and set aside.
  9. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface.
  10. Divide the dough into 18 equal pieces and roll into balls.
  11. Place the balls into a greased 9x13 baking dish.
  12. Set the rolls aside to rise for 10 minutes.
  13. Brush the rolls with the melted butter and bake for 15 minutes or until golden.
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Kelly Bogard

Food Editor

Kelly Bogard is the official Texas Table Top food editor, chef, food stylist/photographer and more. When she’s not busy cooking up a delicious recipe for Texas Table Top, she and her husband “D” are busy trying to keep up with their daughter “Butters” and enjoy anything outdoors

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