Recipe courtesy of Russell Simmons

Quick Yeasted Spoon Rolls

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 30 min (includes rising time)
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 6 servings (12 rolls)
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One 1/4-ounce packet active dry yeast

3 1/4 cups cake flour 

3 tablespoons sugar 

1 tablespoon baking powder 

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 

1 1/4 cups whole milk, room temperature 

1 large egg, lightly beaten 

1 1/4 sticks (10 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for greasing pan 


Special equipment:
a 12-cup muffin tin
  1. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin with butter.
  2. Put the yeast in a small bowl. Add 1/2 cup warm water and let stand until foamy, 5 minutes.
  3. Combine the cake flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl, and whisk to combine. Add the proofed yeast, milk, egg and melted butter; whisk to combine.
  4. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups. Let stand at room temperature until slightly risen, 30 to 40 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  6. Bake the rolls until golden all over, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm.