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