Serve these delicious, made-from-scratch, yeast rolls warm from the oven.
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water (100 to 110 degrees)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
BRING 2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan; stir in oats and butter. Boil, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Remove from heat; let cool to 110 degrees.
STIR together yeast, 1/2 cup warm water, and 1 tablespoon sugar in a 2-cup measuring cup; let stand 5 minutes.
BEAT oat mixture, yeast mixture, flour, salt, and brown sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
TURN dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic (about 5 minutes). Place in a well-greased bowl, turning to grease top.
COVER and let rise in a warm place (85 degrees), free from drafts, 1 hour or until dough is doubled in bulk.
PUNCH dough down, and divide in half; shape each portion into 16 (1 1/2-inch) balls. Place evenly into 2 lightly greased 9- x 1 3/4-inch round cake pans.
COVER and let rise in a warm place (85 degrees), free from drafts, 30 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
BAKE at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
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