I love this recipe. I always receive rave reviews from catering clients. Like the earlier review, it is a very different texture than you would expect from a yeast product. However, the yeast is not acting as a leavener for texture, but rather a flavor enhancer.
These can be baked in any well-greased muffin pan, but as with cornbread, the cast iron creates a wonderfully crisp crust. If you're a fan of muffin tops, try baking these rolls in a drop biscuit pan.
- 1 (1/4-ounce) envelope active dry yeast
- 2 cups lukewarm water (100Â° to 110Â°)
- 4 cups self-rising flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- Combine yeast and 2 cups lukewarm water in a large bowl; let mixture stand 5 minutes.
- Stir in flour and remaining ingredients until blended. Spoon into well-greased cast-iron muffin pans, filling two-thirds full, or into well-greased cast-iron drop biscuit pans, filling half full.
- Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until rolls are golden brown.
- Note: Unused batter may be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
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