A few months ago I got invited to go to the Rhodes headquarters and learn a bit about their doughs, learn some recipes and try some food! Can I just say AMAZING! I’ve been a fan of Rhodes 30 min cinnamon rolls for a few years now (no thawing or rising needed, just throw them into the oven, preheat and cook- 30 mins later cinnamon rolls???? does it get any better?) so when I got invited I was SO excited!
I had never bought any of their other products, but after seeing them demonstrate (and then getting to EAT) what you could make with their dough other than just make basic rolls or a loaf of bread I couldn’t wait to try! I went to Costco the next day and bought myself a 5 dozen bag of dinner rolls, and I haven’t looked back. In fact I’m on my THIRD bag since then!!! I’ll share a few other recipes I learned that night over the next few months, but this variation has become my GO TO dinner rolls (as in at least once a week).
First I pull out a dozen (with 6 of us eating we each get two, but once Baby Boy get’s bigger I’m going to have to make more than a dozen- but that means more leftovers the next morning for me!) of the dinner rolls and either let them thaw in the fridge overnight or on the counter for an hour or so in a gallon size zip lock bag. When they are thaw, but still cool I melt some butter (I let these that a tad bit too much I think, but the dough is idiot proof and it didn’t matter in the least)
Using my Christmas gift from my husband, brand new kitchen scissors (thanks honey), make a cut into the roll, down almost to the other side.
Using a pastry brush (I really need to get one of those silicone kinds) brush some (of if your a fan of butter like me more than “some”) of the melted butter into the cut.
Keep cutting and buttering across until you’ve made e or 4 cuts.
Place them in a muffin pan you’ve sprayed with your go to cooking spray
spray that same spray (how many times can I use the word spray instead of just saying PAM- but this is already sounding like such a commercial I’m trying not to) onto some plastic wrap and cover the rolls and let them finish rising. This is your preference, these amazing rolls just get bigger and bigger and bigger, so you can let them rise as little or as much as you want. Remembering though that they will rise a bit more in the oven while cooking.
Bake at 350 for 20 mins and you have amazing fresh rolls that really didn’t take much time at all! I love bread at every meal, but don’t like making dough every day, so these are an easy way to have fresh bread at the dinner table (but I still have to think ahead enough to thaw the dough!)