Holiday baking is in full swing at my house and I always do a lot of it at this time. From savory to sweet, everyone is covered with delicious baked goods. This year for Thanksgiving, I made these delicious Fresh Baked Garlic Rolls, but for Christmas, I wanted to change them up a bit. Instead of leaving them plain with garlic, I created a topping too, and I don’t think I can even convey how delicious they turned out and how quickly the basket was gone!
I am taking these rolls to my mother’s house on Christmas Day (yes a fresh new batch), and so I wanted to play with the recipe ahead of time so there were no last minute mishaps. I don’t know why I worried, because as usual, this recipe is pretty much fail proof.
The original recipe is a Fleischmann’s® recipe for Beginner’s Dinner Rolls, but I tweaked it a tad at Thanksgiving and tweaked it further now, for Christmas. I love this recipe so much because it calls for Fleischmann’s® RapidRise Yeast, so it doesn’t require long rises NOR does it require more than one rise. It is SO easy to use. No pre-mixing or anything.
I was so impressed with these rolls the very first time I made them. I didn’t make any tweaks at all, and they were soft, fluffy and light. They were the perfect addition to any table, any meal, whether you were looking for an elegant roll or a simply dinner roll. And trust me, these are very simple. Nothing to be afraid of and I promise they are pretty fool-proof. If I can do it, you can do it. Yeast and I sometimes don’t get along, but this makes it so much easier to bake things like rolls, breads and other items, completely from scratch. I love it!
These rolls are SO big, fluffy and soft and the flavor is outstanding.
They smelled absolutely HEAVENLY coming out of the oven. Honestly, they were amazing. The garlic and fresh bread smell combined to seriously tantalize our tastebuds and when they were finally served, there was much oohing and ahhing over them.
The kids LOVED brushing the the cheesy herb mixture over the top. It’s so easy and it just kicks them up a notch. These rolls are perfect with just about any meal you could dream up. We enjoyed them once with pasta, another time with steaks and yet another time with a big hot bowl of stew.
What would you like to eat them with?
For a recent event we hosted, we made up several batches of them and placed them in baskets for serving. We were able to cover them with a towel to keep them warm much longer. We attached these cute little tags to each basket. Not that you couldn’t tell they were rolls, but we just thought it added a special touch and let me just tell you, these were a popular hit!
To keep your freshly baked bread at peak goodness:
- Keep it wrapped and stored in a bread box at room temperature.
- Seal it tightly and keep it in a cool, dry place.
- Keep it out of the refrigerator; cold temperature dries bread out and hastens staling.
- For longer term storage, freeze it in an airtight plastic bag or tin foil.
So you see, cooking with yeast isn’t as difficult and complicated as you might actually think it is! Seriously, it’s a simple process that delivers amazing results AND The Fleischmann’s Yeast website is an amazing resource for tips and tricks to help you get started and to ensure that your baking turns out great. Don’t be afraid to give it a try!
There’s a sense of pride in sharing something you’ve baked from scratch. With
Fleischmann’s Yeast, you won’t be afraid to find your creativity in the kitchen or even get your apron a little dirty. Baking with yeast this holiday season can be as easy as pre-heating the oven. To find out more, visit foodnetwork.com/holidaybaking.
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Nicole Cook is the owner/editor of Daily Dish Recipes, a lifestyle blog with an emphasis on food/cooking/cocktails and much more.
She calls the Midwest home – Missouri to be exact. Coffee is her go-to drink, music is her vice and she is endlessly tethered with devices to her online world. She loves all things planner, lives for her great big family and loves her pets endlessly!
Her motto in life: Live Simply, Dream Big, Be Grateful, Give Love, Laugh Lots. Always, always laugh lots.