Tonight’s main course is baked spaghetti, and for anyone that know me well you know I love having bread with any Italian dish! Even though this recipe does take time, since you have to wait for the dough to thaw and rise, it is worth the wait! I love this recipe because it is completely adaptable to the amount of people you have for dinner! It is possible to make just a few rolls or a lot without putting too much effort thought or effort into preparation! Tonight I made a medium and small batch since I know 1 roll per person will not be enough! I have geared the recipe to 6 rolls, but it is completely adaptable to make more or less if needed!
Starting with the frozen dough balls I make sure to space them evenly in the pan I choose to use (grease the pan ahead if your not using a seasoned stone). I then cover my pan with wax paper that is sprayed with oil just Incase my dough rises above the pan height. I set these out this morning about 8am and cooked them around 2pm this afternoon the instructions say to let them rise 3-5 hours, but I find mine need to rise slightly longer in the winter since our home is cooler. There is a speed method on the bag I have done before that works well to rise the dough in approx 1.5 hours, but the traditional method works well if you have time to plan in advance.
This recipe can also be adapted to make garlic knots and in the middle of rising you can roll out the dough and knot and then let the dough continue to rise. I have done this a few times, and it is always a crowd pleaser!
After dough is twice the size of frozen dough balls, place in the oven and bake as directed on the package. I baked mine at 350 for approx 15 minutes (not using convection, I find with this particular dish convection does not work well).
Once rolls are golden brown, remove them from the oven and make your butter solution to brush on top. I melt the butter and mix in the garlic salt, Italian seasoning, and Parmesan cheese. Then brush solution on top of rolls.
Let cool slightly before enjoying them with your favorite Italian dish!
6 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls (Thaw, Rise and Bake variety)
1 Tablespoon melted butter
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon Parmasean cheese