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Molasses Cornmeal Skillet Rolls

Molasses Cornmeal Skillet Rolls


  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup mild flavored molasses
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup warm water fro the yeast, at least 110 degrees
  • 1 package yeast 1/4 oz
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon butter melted for brushing on top of the rolls


  • Grease a 10 inch cast iron skillet. set aside.
  • Place the 1 cup of boiling water in a medium bowl, Slowly add the cornmeal to the bowl as you whisk. Whisk until mixture is thoroughly combined. Add the light molasses, 3 tablespoons of butter and salt to the bowl. Whisk until butter has melted. Stir the egg into the mixture until well combined, set the bowl aside
  • In a small bowl combine the 1/4 cup warm water with the yeast, stir until yeast has dissolved.
  • Place the flour in a large bowl, add the cornmeal and yeast mixture, stir until a soft dough forms. Turn dough out onto a clean surface, with floured hands, ( the dough will be sticky) knead the dough about 2 minutes.
  • Cut the dough into 12 pieces Roll the dough in your hands to make balls,( flour your hands if necessary). Place the dough balls in the prepared pan, cover and let rise in a warm draft free place until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees, bake 30 - 35 minutes until golden brown. Brush will 1 Tablespoon melted butter, serve warm.