Part 3 of the Easter Dinner Series (recipes for parts 1 and 2) brings a delicious basket of pop-up sweet rolls. These rolls are quick and easy to make with only four ingredients, and yeast isn’t one of them. Mayonnaise is the secret ingredient that makes these rolls so delicious. The addition of mayonnaise, made from oil and eggs, to baked goods dates back to WWII when baking ingredients were scarce. The mayonnaise binds all the ingredients together and helps create a moist and fluffy roll. It’s not just for biscuits; mayonnaise can also be added to cakes to add moisture.
These rolls can easily be adapted to gourmet style sweet rolls by adding your favorite dry herbs to the batter before baking. Or, why not enhance the flavor with a dish of compound butter? Compound butter is simply butter with added ingredients. Honey butter can be made easily by adding 1/3 cup honey to 1/2 cup softened, unsalted butter. Try these simple and tasty rolls for yourself and come back here to let me know how they turned out.
No Yeast Pop-up Sweet Rolls
Yield 6 rolls
Only four ingredients to make this simple and tasty dinner roll.
- 1 large cup self-rising flour
- 1 Tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- sweet milk
- Combine all dry ingredients
Stir in mayonnaise
Use enough sweet milk, approximately 1 2/3 cups, to make a thick batter that can be spooned into muffin tin.
Bake approximately 15 minutes at 450 degrees until brown
Mayonnaise binds the other ingredients together and creates a moist and fluffy roll.
Options: Add your favorite herbs to the batter or use a compound butter. Create honey butter by adding 1/3 cup honey to 1/2 cup softened butter.
Serving Size 1 roll
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.