Cornmeal Skillet Rolls

Cornmeal Skillet Rolls

Preparation time is cut because these rolls only need to rise once before baking.

20 min.prep time 1:20total time
16 rolls
1 Rating

Ingredients

1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup mild-flavored molasses
3 tablespoons LAND O LAKES® Butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/4 cup warm water (105° to 115°F)
1 (1/4-ounce) package active dry yeast
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon LAND O LAKES® Butter, melted

Directions

Place boiling water in small bowl. Slowly add cornmeal, stirring constantly, until well mixed. Add molasses, 3 tablespoons butter and salt. Stir until butter is melted. Stir in egg; mix well. Set aside.

Combine warm water and yeast in another small bowl. Stir until yeast is dissolved.

Place flour in large bowl. Add cornmeal and yeast mixtures; stir until soft dough forms. Turn dough onto well-floured surface. Knead with well-floured hands until ball forms (1 to 2 minutes). (Dough will be sticky.) Cut dough into 16 pieces with sharp knife.

Shape each piece of dough into ball with well-floured hands. Place balls into greased 10-inch cast iron skillet or 9-inch round baking pan. Cover; let rise in warm place until double in size (30 to 45 minutes).

Heat oven to 375°F. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and rolls sound hollow when tapped. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack. Brush with 1 tablespoon melted butter. Serve warm.

TIP: After baking, be sure to remove rolls from cast iron skillet. Food baked in cast iron bakeware may absorb the “metal” flavor if stored in this container.

TIP: Yeast must be activated by dissolving in warm water. The liquid should be from 105°F to 115°F. If the water is too warm, the yeast will be killed and the dough will not rise. Use a thermometer to determine if the water is at a safe temperature to dissolve yeast. To “proof” the yeast, dissolve the yeast with 1 teaspoon sugar in 1/4 cup water and allowing it to stand for a few minutes. The mixture should become foamy in 5 minutes, confirming that the yeast is still active. Do not use packages of yeast which are older than their expiration date.

Nutrition Facts (1 roll)

Calories: 150

Fat: 3.5g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 180mg

Carbohydrates: 25g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #12187©2002Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Rolls were really good and quite different than my usual corn bread muffins, which we also love. Reheat really well too!

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