Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Freezing Rolls-Brown and Serve Rolls

Let me just be honest I always want to eat fresh homemade rolls when I am having a nice meal, but I just don't always have time.  A few years ago at a Thanksgiving dinner I had the most amazing rolls and I asked who had made them.  Well my friend Katie fessed up that she had broght them and technically baked them but they were frozen.  That is when I found out that Pillsbury makes frozen already cooked rolls that you warm in the oven. Needless to say I went to the local grocery store and found that they were really expensive so I decided to make my own.  I did a little research. Thank you USU extension and did a little practicing and now when I have time I make a large batch of rolls and then freeze them for later.  I usually make the Lion House roll recipe but make what ever is your favorite. 
Brown and Serve Rolls
—or use your own favorite roll recipe.
Bake  rolls  until they are just beginning 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 on a baking sheet and bake at 400° until golden brown, about 6 or 7 minutes. 
**For some reason when you warm the rolls up they tend to stick to the cookie sheet so I always use parchment paper.