Cornmeal Yeast Rolls

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Cornmeal Yeast Rolls - two favorites in one recipe! Cornbread meets yeast rolls! SO simple to make and they taste great! Perfect for your holiday meal, chili, soups, and stews. Flour, cornmeal, sugar, yeast, salt, water, butter, egg. Can make in advance and freeze for later. They make a delicious leftover turkey or ham sandwich!
basket of rolls

Easy Homemade Yeast Rolls

Homemade bread is one of my favorite parts of the holiday meal. I love homemade bread! The holidays are the perfect excuse to take a little extra time and whip up these Cornmeal Yeast Rolls. I know it sounds strange, but adding cornmeal to the bread dough is really delicious. All you need is a big slather of butter and you are set! These rolls are great with your holiday meal, chili, soups, stews. Try drizzling them with some honey for breakfast - AMAZING!

brushing homemade rolls with butter

How to Make Cornmeal Yeast Rolls From Scratch

I know baking with yeast can be a little intimidating, but I promise these Cornmeal Yeast Rolls are very easy to make. Start by combining flour, cornmeal, sugar, and yeast in the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Heat some water and butter and add to dry ingredients. Mix until moistened. Add an egg and mix for several minutes until smooth. Let the dough rise. Form the dough into 18 balls. Place dough in a 9x13-inch baking dish, let rise again and bake. I like to brush the cooked rolls with some melted butter or honey butter. YUM!

The rolls will take about 1-1/2 hours total to rise. One hour on the first rise and about 30 minutes on the second rise. 

Can Cornmeal Yeast Rolls be Made in Advance and Frozen?

You can make these rolls ahead of time and freeze for later. When ready to serve, thaw completely and reheat in the microwave or covered in the oven. You can split the rolls between two 9-inch cake pans.  Perfect if you want to eat one pan and freeze the other pan for later. These rolls taste great fresh out of the oven and reheated.

basket of homemade rolls

Yummy Homemade Yeast Rolls

I have a serious weakness for homemade bread and these Cornmeal Yeast Rolls are no exception. They are surprisingly simple to make and taste great! They will make a great addition to your upcoming holiday meal! I speak from experience when I say these make a mean leftover turkey or ham sandwich! Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with these yummy Cornmeal Yeast Rolls:







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brushing homemade rolls with butter
basket of homemade rolls
basket of homemade rolls



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Side Dish, Bread
American
Yield: 18 rolls

Cornmeal Yeast Rolls

prep time: 25 mins + rising cook time: 15 mins total time: 40 mins
Cornmeal Yeast Rolls - two favorites in one recipe! Cornbread meets yeast rolls! SO simple to make and they taste great! Perfect for your holiday meal, chili, soups, and stews. Flour, cornmeal, sugar, yeast, salt, water, butter, egg. Can make in advance and freeze for later. They make a delicious leftover turkey or ham sandwich! #bread #homemadebread #thanksgiving #christmas #cornbread #yeast

ingredients:

  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plain cornmeal
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 package (1/4-oz) active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 egg

instructions:

  1. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine the flour, cornmeal, sugar, yeast, and salt. 
  2. In a small saucepan, heat water, and 2 Tbsp butter until warm (about 120°-130°F). Add to dry ingredients; beat until moistened. 
  3. Add egg to the dough and beat on medium speed for 5 to 6 minutes, until smooth and elastic.
  4. Cover mixing bowl and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  5. Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 18 pieces. Shape each piece into a ball. Place in a lightly greased 13x9-inch baking pan or two 9-inch cake pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  6. Bake at 400°F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Melt remaining tablespoon of butter and brush over warm rolls. 

NOTES:

Can make in advance freeze for later.
To reheat after freezing, thaw completely and reheat in the microwave or covered in the oven.


MORE BREAD RECIPES:
Pimento Cheese Buttermilk Biscuits
Broccoli Cornbread
Cheesy Keto Biscuits
No-Knead Dinner Rolls
4-Day Cloverleaf Rolls

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS:
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
9x13-inch Baking Pan
Cake Pans


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2 comments

  1. Just made these and they turned out really well. I just cut the butter (2 tblp) into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter instead of melting it first. Then 5 minutes of light kneading. This recipe would lend itself well to the addition of additional savory ingredients, like a teaspoon of onion powder or some finely grated cheese. Would also be good as a sweet roll with raisins. Overall very good recipe, easy to make

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