Homemade Rolls Worth the Bother

If you'd like to include homemade rolls at your next holiday dinner or dinner party, hounds have favorite recipes to recommend. And you can get the work out of the way the day before you serve the meal, says chowser: Complete the recipe through shaping the rolls and placing them in the pan, cover, and refrigerate overnight; before dinner, take the pan out and let stand for half an hour to an hour to come to room temperature, then bake.

foodworthy says Our Best Bite's "world's best dinner rolls" are "perhaps the best I've ever come across. I can't stop thinking about them." ChesterhillGirl thinks these pillowy soft dinner rolls are "extremely good."

Several hounds are fans of these pull-apart butter buns. They are excellent and "very easy, even for this first time dinner roll maker," says TorontoJo. "My first batch was terrific," says Krislady. "And then, just for the heck of it, I experimented with slow-rising them. If the first batch was terrific, the second was out of this world." She notes that she always uses the option to show ingredients with weights.

Krislady also likes these honey wheat rolls. "They were surprisingly soft and tender, given that there was twice as much whole wheat as AP flour—and they were still soft the next day," she says. For something different, arp29 makes these cranberry-nut rolls; any leftovers are good used for small turkey sandwiches, or eaten warm with butter as a teatime treat.

If you really want to get a head start, or want to bake a few at a time, these refrigerator rolls can be held for up to five days before baking. They're "not diet food but pull-apart good," says Floridagirl.

For an herbed version of a buttery classic, try CHOW's Parker House Rolls.

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