Best Thanksgiving Rolls Recipe – How To Make Thanksgiving Rolls
A hot, freshly baked little bread is one of the biggest highlights of the holidays. If you’ve never tried making them from scratch, this simple and easy recipe is for you. With just a few simple ingredients and a bit of free time, you can have soft, buttery buns not only for thanksgiving dinnerbut at any time of the year.
This recipe recommends a stand mixer for mixing and kneading, but don’t worry if you don’t have one! You can mix the dough with a wooden spoon or a rubber spatula and knead by hand. You’ll mix and knead for as long as the recipe calls for, and you’ll get a bonus arm workout in the process.
Here’s a useful shaping trick: I use my left index finger to poke under the ball of dough, while wrapping my right thumb and index finger around the ball of dough to shape it into a smooth ball, then pinch the seams lower together.
If you want to prepare them in advance, you have three options:
– The dough can be made where you place the shaped puddings in the mold and stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 12 hours. Three hours before you plan to bake the buns, remove them from the refrigerator, keep them covered, and let rise at room temperature for about 1 to 2 hours.
– The dough can also be frozen. Prepare the recipe until you form and place the rolls in the pan. At this point, you can cover them with plastic wrap and freeze them for up to 2 months. Once frozen, they can be taken out of the pan and placed in a freezer bag. Six hours before baking, take them out of the freezer, place them in the baking dish, cover, then let them thaw and rise for about 4 to 5 hours. Bake as directed.
– Finished rolls can also be frozen. Let the finished rolls come to room temperature, place them in freezer bags, then freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator or at room temperature, then reheat in 300° oven until warmed through, about 10 minutes.
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