I absolutely love fresh baked bread but the hours of rising and babysitting make instant gratification impossible and the likelihood of making fresh bread on a weekday less than zero.
Enter 30 minute rolls! That is start to finish (mine took about 35).
30 Minute Yeast Rolls
1 cup plus 2 tbsp warm water (warm is slightly above body temp)
1/3 cup oil
2 tbsp yeast
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups bread flour (ap flour will also suffice)
In your stand mixer combine the water, oil, yeast and sugar. Let sit for about 10 minutes (this gives the yeast a chance to bloom. If it doesn’t bloom your water was either too cold or too hot or your yeast was old)
With the dough hook attachment on and going add in your beaten egg and salt. Then add 2 cups of flour. Once that is combined slowly add in the remaining 1 1/2 cups.
Let the dough come together and kneed for a couple minutes. Turn dough out on lightly floured surface, divide into fourths and then each fourth into even thirds (12 balls of dough) form into round balls and place in a 9×12 greased baking dish.
Set oven to 400 degrees and let dough rise/rest while the oven heats (give it a solid ten minutes).
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until nicely browned.