30 Minute Rolls

30 Minute Rolls

Here’s a quick and easy introduction to making 30-minute rolls. These rolls are soft, fluffy, and perfect for any meal.


  1. 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water
  2. ⅓ cup oil
  3. 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  4. ¼ cup sugar
  5. ½ teaspoon salt
  6. 1 egg
  7. 3½ cups flour (either bread flour or all-purpose will work)


  1. Activate the Yeast:
    • In a large bowl, combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast. Stir to dissolve and let it sit for about 5 minutes, until the mixture is foamy.
  2. Mix the Dough:
    • Add the salt, oil, and 2 cups of flour to the yeast mixture. Stir until well combined.
    • Gradually add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl and is no longer sticky. You may need a bit more than 3 cups of flour.
  3. Knead the Dough:
    • Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Alternatively, you can knead the dough in a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Shape the Rolls:
    • Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and shape each piece into a ball. Place the balls on a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet.
  5. Let the Rolls Rise:
    • Cover the rolls with a clean kitchen towel and let them rise in a warm place for about 10 minutes.
  6. Preheat the Oven:
    • While the rolls are rising, preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  7. Bake the Rolls:
    • Bake the rolls in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, until they are golden brown.
  8. Optional:
    • Brush the tops of the hot rolls with melted butter for an extra touch of flavor and softness.


  • Make sure your water is not too hot, as it can kill the yeast. The ideal temperature is between 105°F and 115°F.
  • If you don’t have vegetable oil, you can substitute with melted butter or olive oil.
  • To make sure the rolls rise quickly, you can place the baking sheet in a warm oven (about 100°F/38°C) or use the proofing setting if your oven has one.

These rolls are perfect for dinner parties, holiday meals, or just as a quick homemade bread option. Enjoy!

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