Rapid Rise Skillet Rolls
Rapid Rise Skillet Rolls will have homemade dinner rolls on your table in under 1 hour. It's a must-have recipe to help you get a homemade dinner on the table in record speed.
Author: Rachel Farnsworth
Yield: 12 rolls
1 tablespoon instant dry yeast
1 cup warm water
¼ cup honey
¼ cup melted salted butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
2½ to 3 cups all-purpose flour
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, combine yeast, water, and honey. Stir in melted butter, salt, and eggs until combined.
Slowly add in the flour, 1 cup at a time, until dough forms into a ball and easily pulls away from the sides of the mixing bowl.
Divide into 12 even pieces and shape into balls. Place into a 12-inch cast iron skillet. Cover and let rise 20 minutes, or until double in size.
Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Brush with another tablespoon of melted butter if desired.
HOW TO PROOF BREAD
For a smaller recipe, like this one, you can proof your bread quickly by placing it into a microwave oven alongside a cup of steaming hot water. Keep the door closed and allow the bread dough to rise.
For a larger recipe, or for people with smaller microwaves, you can proof your bread in an oven. Heat your oven to 150 degrees. Turn the oven off and place your dough in the oven and immediately close the door. The initial blast of heat will cause your rolls to rise quickly and the oven will continue to stay in a warmer temperature zone, even as it cools, that is ideal for rapid rising.
This recipe DOES NOT require you to proof your bread, but it may come in handy during winter months and cooler weather where your house may not be ideal enough for a rapid rise. The rising time, however, may increase beyond 20 minutes if your house runs on the cooler side.