Rapid Rise Skillet Yeast Rolls will have homemade dinner rolls on your table in under 1 hour with absolutely not stand mixer required!
My recipe for The Best Homemade Dinner Rolls Ever has been made in millions of homes across the globe. They take three hours to make from start to finish and they are absolutely heavenly! But I also understand that sometimes you need rolls FAST. So now I’m giving you a quick yeast roll that is heavenly in its own right and a perfect recipe to keep your sleeve for those nights when you want to serve up hot, homemade rolls quickly.
Instant Dry Yeast is very similar to Active Dry Yeast and they can be used interchangeably in the same amounts in recipes. The difference is that Instant Dry Yeast has a smaller granule and doesn’t need to be dissolved in water in order to use in a recipe. It DOES NOT need to proof, meaning it doesn’t have to sit in a warm liquid with sugar in order for it to start growing. It will begin to work in the recipe instantly, cutting down rising time.
Let’s get to the recipe.
1 tablespoon instant dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup melted salted butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
2 1/2 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.