Did that title get your attention? Mayonaise rolls sound like strange things, indeed, no? Well, they are actually quite delicious, and this is one thing I use mayonaise for even though I don't like mayonaise, per se. The rolls go really well with a soul food-type of meal. They are yeasty and slightly sweet with a cakey texture. Sadly, I LOVE them smothered in vegan margarine.
I got this recipe from my mom (Hi Mom!), and I'm not sure where she got it.
2 c. unbleached, all-purpose flour
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
2 T. sugar
2 T. mayonaise (or vegan mayonaise if you want the rolls to be vegan)
1 pkg. (or 2 and 1/4 t. if using a jar) bread yeast (This is for flavor only, not for rising.)
1 c. rice milk
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a muffin pan using canola oil, nonstick spray, or vegan margarine.
Mix the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Add mayonaise (or vegan mayo) and rice milk, stirring until blended. Evenly divide the dough among 10 muffin cups. (Most muffin pans have 12 cups, but this recipe makes about 10 rolls comfortably.) Bake until golden brown.