Mix water, yeast and sugar.(Let the water, yeast and sugar start to ferment before adding the other ingredients). Stir in salt and 1/2 of the flour. Add beaten egg and oleo or butter or margarine.
Beat in rest of flour. Mix well.
Scrape side of bowl and let rise 30 minutes.
Stir down and spoon into greased muffin pans. (The batter will appear almost sticky or gummy looking, this is normal. Just use a small spoon and use your fingers if you have to, to knock it off in the pan.)
Let rise 20 minutes.
Bake at 325 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. (What I do to get it to brown a little better, is to take some oleo or margarine or butter, and once it starts to rise good dot with a little butter on top)