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Light & Fluffy Rolls

These rolls are so light a fluffy they might float right off the dinner table—if you don’t eat them all first!

Prep time:
Baking time:
Makes: 20 rolls
Freezing: excellent


2 pkg Fleischmann’s® Quick-Rise Yeast (2 ¼ tsp/11 mL each)
½ cup (125 mL) warm water (110° F-115° F/45° C-56° C)
1 tbsp (15 mL) sugar
½ cup (125 mL) warm Carnation® Fat Free Evaporated Milk (110° F–115° F/45° C–56° C)
⅓ cup (75 mL) All-Vegetable Shortening
2 eggs
2 tsp (10 mL) salt
3 ½–4 cups (875 mL–1 L) Five Roses® All Purpose Flour, divided

  1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in water and sugar. Let stand for 10 minutes until doubled in size. Add evaporated milk, shortening, eggs, salt and 3 cups (750 mL) flour.
  2. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in just enough flour to form a soft dough. Mixture will be sticky. Do not knead. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Grease 20 muffin cups. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 20 portions about 2 oz (56 g) each. Divide each portion in half and shape into balls. Place 2 balls side by side in each muffin cup.
  4. Lightly cover with plastic wrap or a dish towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 375º F (190º C). Bake 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pan onto wire racks.
  6. Variations:
  7. Mix in 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh rosemary and 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped garlic when making the dough.
  8. Add 1 cup (250 mL) sharp cheddar cheese when making the dough.
  9. Brush tops of rolls with beaten egg. Sprinkle pumpkin and sunflower seeds on dough in muffin cups (any kinds of seeds will work).
  10. Dough can be braided or twisted.

Nutrition Facts
1 Roll (1.6 oz)
Calories 134
Protein 4.5g
Fat 4.8g
Carbohydrate 18.2g
Fibre 0.6g
Sodium 243mg
Cholesterol 19mg