Monday, March 4, 2013

SRC: Fifteen-Minute Dinner Rolls

My Secret Recipe Club partner for this month was Sawsan of Chef in Disguise.  Her blog is full of incredibly tempting recipes, and I was especially drawn to the variety of bread recipes she's posted.  I bookmarked her crescent dinner rolls, her sesame bread, and her Hoska braided bread.  The recipe I ended up choosing was Sawsan's fifteen-minute dinner rolls. I've actually been searching for a quick, healthy dinner roll recipe because I'd often like to add some bread to a meal but haven't planned ahead enough to make a yeast bread.  So, this was perfect!  This recipe is great because you can whip it together in minutes, and it makes the perfect amount for a meal or two.  The rolls have a nice tight crumb and a little bit of tang from the sour cream.  I love the sesame seeds on top - they add a great toasty, nutty flavor.  These rolls are the perfect way to turn a bowl of soup into dinner!

Another thing I love about these rolls is that they're a healthy add-on to a meal.  Next time, I might experiment with using half whole wheat flour or whole-grain corn flour to make them even healthier, but even without that they are low in fat and just about a hundred calories per roll.   Note that because these rolls are low in fat, they're definitely best right out of the oven.


Fifteen-Minute Dinner Rolls (adapted from Chef in Disguise, original recipe here)
Makes 5-6 rolls

1 cup self-rising flour
1/2 cup skim milk
2 T light sour cream (or mayonnaise)
1 tsp Italian herb blend (or dried herb of your choice)
Sesame seeds, to sprinkle on top

1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees and spray 6 cups of a muffin tin with oil.
2. Stir together the flour, milk, sour cream, and Italian herbs until a sticky dough forms.  Let rest 5 minutes, and then scoop into the muffin tins, filling them about 3/4 of the way full.
3. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
4. Bake about 10-15 minutes, or until nicely browned and cooked through.  Watch the rolls carefully, as they brown quickly at this high temperature.     

27 comments:

  1. I had no idea you could make dinner rolls in 15 minutes. These would be great to make when hosting a holiday. No 2+ hours of rising/rolling/baking!

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  2. What a nice addition to a simple weeknight dinner! Definitely saving these for later. Stopping by from this month's SRC reveal, can't wait to read more! <3 Beth

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  3. Hello Sara
    Thank you for making one of my recipes and I am really glad you enjoyed them :)

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  4. 15-minute rolls from scratch! these could be lifesavers for last-minute meals. Great SRC share.

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  5. Great easy alternative to more time consuming rolls!

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  6. Your dinner rolls look wonderful and I'll bet that the seasoning made them very tasty. Thanks for checking out my SRC entry Loaded Potato Soup.

    Lisa~~

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  7. Sawsan's blog is a favorite of mine, and I would have a ton of trouble to pick one recipe... :-)

    You did a great job, I remember seeing these rolls on her site, but as usual life gets in the way, and I forgot all about it

    Have a Happy Reveal Day!

    Sally, from Group D

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  8. The sesame seeds seem like a nice touch, don't they? I never remember to use mine on anything other than fried rice or sesame noodles.

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  9. What an easy weeknight addition to a meal! Love it! Of course, I love all things bread related! :D

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  10. These look great - wonder if I can make them with Greek yogurt :-)

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    1. I haven't tried it, but I bet it would work! I've subbed in Greek yogurt for sour cream in baking before, generally with very good results. Let me know if you try it! :)

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  11. Perfectly simple for quick weeknight meals!

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  12. Hi Sara,
    These are awesome Dinner Rolls! Thanks for sharing and have a good week.
    Visiting from Group B SRC
    Miz Helen

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  13. Bread is my all time favorite food, so I love this idea for a simple, dinner roll. Sounds delicious!

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  14. What could be better than a quick and tasty dinner roll?

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  15. What a clever recipe! I often find myself stuck for something starchy to round out a meal, and these sound like they're almost as quick to make as a pot of rice.
    I might just start keeping some self-rising flour in the pantry, just so I can make these whenever I get stuck again.

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  16. I love quick roll recipes and these look great!

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  17. I love how easy these are to throw together!! That's so awesome.

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  18. YUM! These sound fabulous!!!

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  19. What a great recipe. I like a lot of things about it - that it takes so few ingredients, is so quick, is light, and doesn't make a ton. I was wondering the same about using yogurt too. I have yet to find self rising flour...need to take a better look for it!

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  20. oh yum! i always like quick bread recipes for busy nights. sounds great!

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  21. these look great! yay for src :)

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  22. Perfect! I am always looking for quick breads for when I have completely failed to keep the bread box stocked. Nice pick for the SRC, Sara. I think I'll give this a try to yogurt this week.

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  23. Mayo in rolls? I've learned sometimes the weird ingredients are what makes the dish delicious. Great recipe for busy nights!

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  24. These sound fabulous! Like you, I often wish for bread to go with dinner but don't have the foresight to make something that requires rising. Can't wait to try these the next time I make soup!

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  25. 15 mins? these are basically perfect!

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  26. What a great idea, and only 15 minutes...that's my type of cooking!

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