Brown and Serve Rolls (ABM)

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 mins

These rolls are initially baked for only 5 minutes, then cooled and frozen. Whenever you want fresh rolls, pull out amount needed and bake - no thawing necessary. They will taste as delicious as though you just made them. Great make aheads for company dinners.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat egg in large measuring cup and add enough water to equal 1 1/2 cups liquid.
  2. Add liquid to breadmaker.
  3. Add remaining ingredients except cooking spray in order as suggested by your breadmaker.
  4. Select dough cycle.
  5. When cycle is complete, remove dough and place in large greased bowl and spray top with butter spray.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  7. Punch dough down and turn out onto a lightly floured board.
  8. Cut dough in half, then cut each half into 3 equal pieces.
  9. Cut each of these pieces into 3 equal pieces to make 18 pieces of dough.
  10. Lightly flour hands and roll each piece into a ball and place into muffin tins that have been sprayed with butter spray.
  11. Spray tops of rolls, cover and let stand for 30 minutes to rise until doubled.
  12. Bake at 400° for 5 minutes or just until they begin to brown.
  13. Remove from oven and cool in pans for a few minutes.
  14. Remove to racks to cool completely, then place on a tray and put in freezer until firm.
  15. Place in plastic freezer bags and freeze.
  16. To complete cooking, place as many frozen rolls as you need in muffin tins and bake at 400° until golden brown, about 6 or 7 minutes.
  17. Note: If you want to bake them immediately, bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.


Most Helpful

Needed something for the ABM on Thanksgiving to save time and choice these. Can't speak for the freezing method as with the crowd we had I just baked the whole batch, but the rolls themselves were easy to make, and the taste light and fluffy great rolls that disapperared in a flash. Next I'm going to make another batch just to always have ready in the freezer for a quick dinner roll.

Bonnie G #2 November 23, 2012

Great dinner rolls. I made these for dinner, with a baked ham, green beans and mashed potato. Followed recipe exactly and only took minutes to prepare. I think I got one roll and managed to get a few in the freezer, the rest were inhaled by DH, DS and the 2 single young soldiers we had over for dinner. None left except the ones I snuck out of sight. The two guests were arguing over who got the last one. Rolls worth fighting over!

GIBride01 October 05, 2009

I thought these were great! Took me less than 5 minutes to make. Next time I will let them cook a little longer the first time in the oven. Perfect from freezer to oven to table in a few minutes. DH and little girls LOVED them. I love that they are easy to access in the freezer! Thanks for posting Marie. Sure to be a staple in our home!

Messie Chef September 22, 2009

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