I'm always looking for delicious Christmas gifts for my neighbors, friends, and family. I've made Hot Fudge Sundae Cakes in jars (they even had ice cream cups tied on top) and S'mores Cakes in jars, but I really wanted something besides cake, something different, something fun, deliciously fun. We love cinnamon rolls at my house, (who doesn't?) so I thought I'd give them a try. I'm so glad I did! Everything seems more festive in mason jars and who doesn't love getting treats packaged especially for them (with no sharing expectations)? These Mason Jar Cinnamon Rolls are the perfect gift to hand out this year. Let's get started.
One loaf makes twelve rolls. Follow the directions on the package and thaw your dough. I cover mine with plastic wrap that's been sprayed with cooking spray. Just before rolling out your dough, prepare your filling. Stir together a little cinnamon with some brown sugar and then mix it into 1/2 cup softened butter.
Turn out your dough onto a well floured surface. Roll it into a rectangle measuring 12x14 inches. Spread filling over rolled dough. It's easiest to sprinkle it evenly around the surface of the rectangle and then use the back of a spoon or your fingers to finish spreading it around.
Tightly roll dough along the long side of the rectangle.
Pinch seams and cut off sloppy ends.
Use a sharp knife to score your rolls. Make a mark at the half way point, then in thirds on each half, then cut each third into two pieces. You will end up with twelve pretty even sections.
Now it's time to slice your roll into individual pieces. You can do this with a sharp knife, although your rolls will probably squish together and end up funky shaped and your filling might ooze out or you can use dental floss. I know, it sounds crazy, but it works!!! To do this, use regular (not mint flavored) floss and pull a piece 12-18 inches long. Slide it underneath your dough cross your ends and pull. As the floss closes together, it cuts the dough into perfect slices.
Next grease 12 clean mason jars with cooking spray. Neatly place one roll into each jar.
Set in a warm place, cover with a clean dish towel, and let raise until doubled. The rolls will fit almost perfectly width-wise into the jars. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. They should be starting to turn a light golden color.
While rolls are cooling heat butter with milk in microwave for 30 second intervals until melted. Add powdered sugar until the icing's consistency is thick but still pourable. I like to start with 1 3/4 cups and then increase by 1/4 cup until it is perfect (sometimes 2 1/4, sometimes 2 1/2 cups total. Pour about 2 Tablespoons of icing over each roll. Cool.
When cool, cover with lids, print tags (use following link) and attach with tape and/or ribbon, raffia, twine, or bakers twine. Christmas All Rolled Up In Fun Printable Labels
We love to remove the lid and microwave for about 20 seconds before eating them - makes them taste fresh from the oven. They are so incredibly delicious!
Mason Jar Cinnamon Rolls
Makes 12 12 wide mouth 1/2 pint canning jars 1 loaf Rhodes frozen bread dough 1 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon 1/2 cup butter
4 Tablespoons butter 4 Tablespoons milk 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar (may not use all of it)
Thaw dough per directions on package. I cover mine with plastic wrap that's been sprayed with cooking spray to keep it moist. Just before rolling out your dough, prepare filling. Stir together1 1/2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon with 1 cup brown sugar and then mix it into 1/2 cup softened butter.
Turn out dough onto a well floured surface. Roll it into a rectangle measuring about 12x14 inches.
Spread filling over rolled dough. It's easiest to sprinkle it evenly around the surface of the rectangle and then use the back of a spoon or your fingers to finish spreading it around.
Tightly roll dough along the long side of the rectangle. Pinch seams and cut off sloppy ends.
Use a sharp knife to score rolls. Make a mark at the half way point, then in thirds on each half, then score each third into two pieces. You will end up with twelve pretty even sections.
Now it's time to slice your roll into individual pieces. You can do this with a sharp knife, although your rolls will probably squish together and end up funky shaped and your filling might ooze out or you can use dental floss. I know, it sounds crazy, but it works!!! To do this, use regular (not mint flavored) floss and pull a piece 12-18 inches long. Slide it under neath your dough cross your ends and pull. As the floss closes together, it cuts the dough into perfect slices.
Next grease 12 clean mason jars with cooking spray. Neatly place one roll into each jar. Set in a warm place, cover with a clean dish towel, and let raise until doubled. The rolls will fit almost perfectly width-wise into the jars.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. They should be starting to turn a light golden color.
While rolls are cooling heat butter with milk in microwave for 30 second intervals until melted. Add powdered sugar until the icing's consistency is thick but pourable. I like to start with 1 3/4 cups and then increase by 1/4 cup until it is perfect (sometimes 2 1/4, sometimes 2 1/2 cups total. Pour about 2 Tablespoons of icing over each roll - they will still be warm. Finish cooling.
When all the way cool, cover with lids, print tags (use following link) and attach with tape and/or ribbon, raffia, twine, or bakers twine. Christmas All Rolled Up In Fun Printable Labels
Serve as it or microwave for about 20 seconds before enjoying- makes them taste fresh from the oven. They are so incredibly delicious!
These Mason Jar Cinnamon Rolls are such fun gifts! Our neighbors, friends, family, and teachers have all enjoyed them. If you like these kind of gift ideas, come check out my idea book for more fun inspiration.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!!!!
Hello again! It's Amber from Dessert Now, Dinner Later! I'm back with a must-try recipe! This Cinnamon Pumpkin Crumble is ridiculously delicious and so simple to make! It's a cross between breakfast and dessert, and when you share with friends, you can bet they will be asking for the recipe!
I took this to a church party and several people who got a taste were asking for the recipe! The chunky crumble on top is my favorite part! I love streusel!
All you need are 9 Rhodes Anytime! or Traditional Cinnamon Rolls. The Anytime! cinnamon rolls can be used right away. The Traditional cinnamon rolls will need 2 hours at room temperature to thaw and slightly rise before proceeding with the rest of the recipe. You can see in the picture below that I used the Traditional cinnamon rolls.
You will also need pumpkin pie mix (not pumpkin puree), cinnamon, nutmeg, butter, brown sugar, flour, old fashioned oats, chopped pecans, one packet of cream cheese frosting (that comes with the cinnamon rolls), and some caramel ice cream topping.
Arrange frozen rolls in 3 rows of 3 in a sprayed 9 x 13-inch baking pan. It's tempting to use all 12 rolls, but there won't be room, I promise. Just bake the extra 3 rolls in a round cake pan separately.
Combine 2 cups pumpkin pie mix, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and 1/4 tsp nutmeg. Spread evenly over and in between the rolls.
Combine 1/2 cup softened butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour, 1 cup old fashioned oats, and 1 cup chopped pecans. Sprinkle over pumpkin pie mixture.
Bake at 350°F for 40 minutes. The cinnamon rolls will puff up in the centers, so you should be able to tell that the bread is baked through where the rings rise up while baking. Drizzle with 1 packet cream cheese frosting and caramel topping while still warm.
I'm not joking when I say this is flipping delicious! This is seriously a decadent breakfast or fancy dessert! Make it for your family today!
Are you looking for something special to give teachers that help mold your little ones? Or, perhaps, the neighbor that looks after your cat while you are away? Then look no more, I have the perfect home baked gift for you to show your gratitude, Mini Christmas Bread Loaves! Rhodes Dinner Rolls, make it easy to make mini loaves, baking one or 6 from one bag!
Mini loaves are so versatile, you can add more fruit, less nuts or change the ingredients to suit each person you are gifting them to.
ingredients for one loaf
6 Rhodes Dinner Rolls, thawed
1/4 cup candied red cherries, minced
1 Tablespoon candied citron, minced
or 1/8 cup each; candied red and green cherries, minced
1/4 cup almond slivers
1 Tablespoon margarine, soft
1 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon milk
1/2 teaspoon rum, vanilla or almond extract
1. Thaw Rhodes Dinner Rolls.
2. Roll or pat rolls into a rectangle.
3. Spread margarine over rolls to within 1/2 inch from sides.
4. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
5. Sprinkle candied red cherries and citron (or green cherries) and almonds over sugar and cinnamon.
6. Roll up tightly, starting with shortest side.
7. Place in greased 6 x 3 1/2 pan.
8. Let rest until double in size.
9. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 15 to 20 minutes.
10. Cool on rack.
11. Mix drizzle ingredients together.
12. Drizzle over cool bread.
13. Wrap nicely and add one of these awesome gift tags!
You can find additional home baked gift ideas, and download free personal tags and bread wraps, at Rhodes!
I love hosting Rhodes' fantastic and fun giveaways and this is one of my favorites! Please stop by Recipes For My Boys to enter! Giveaway runs December 11 thru December 17, 2014...open to US and Canada only. Winner will have 24 hours to reply to email. Best of luck!
Prize package includes:
One lovely Rhodes apron
One coordinating Kitchen Towel
One large cutting board
One Rhodes oven mitt (I love mine!)
One Rhodes Baked Family Favorites with Frozen Dough Cookbook (great one!!)
One mini pastry roller (I used in the recipe)
Coupons for free package of Rhodes Frozen Bread (great for Gift Giving!!!)
Printed gift tags!!! (lucky you!)
Hi! I'm Jen from My Daylights and I'm excited to be sharing an incredibly delicious dessert! My entire family loved this easy recipe for Creamy Blueberry Bread Pudding. In fact, my husband, who is picky about desserts, asked if I would make it again and again. Things got busy so quickly this month, I've hardly had a moment's rest! I love finding recipes that are quick and easy that leave a lasting impression. Especially if it's something I bringing to a party or dinner. This recipe definitely had rave reviews and I've received requests to make it again for the next party!
1 Loaf Rhodes Frozen Bread Dough, baked according to directions
3 Cups Whipping Cream
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
3 teaspoons Vanilla
2 Cups Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
1/2 package white baking chips
1/2 Cup Whipping Cream
1/2 cup package white baking chips
Bake the frozen bread loaf according to directions. Cut cooled bread into one inch pieces.
In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add cream, sugar, vanilla and blend.
Fold in blueberries and baking chips. I used frozen blueberries and it worked perfectly.
Add mixture to bread cubes and fold in until bread cubes are evenly coated. Pour into a sprayed 9x13 pan. Let sit for 15-30 minutes while bread soaks up mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes (cover with foil last 15 minutes if necessary to prevent over browning). Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Top with sauce if desired. To make sauce, heat whipping cream until just starting to boil and pour over chips. Stir until smooth and all chips are melted.
You will have everyone drooling for more!
If you are looking for easy dinner ideas to accompany this, check out these fun recipes:
Did you know that Rhodes makes giving gifts really easy? Whether it's your friends, neighbors, co-workers, teachers, coaches, the mailman - or anyone else you can think of that deserved a thank you or needs a little love this holiday season. In fact, we have a whole page dedicated to gift giving with tons of cute packaging ideas and even free printables, and it's right here: Rhodes Gift Giving Ideas. We've also got a blog post with more details and pictures to browse right here: Rhodes Gift Giving Blog Post. So let's spread the baking love this holiday season! Share your ideas using the hastag #RhodesToTheRescue.
And because we just love baking and sharing at this time of year, here are a few more Christmas recipes to make your mouth water and spur on your creativity:
Christmas Tree Recipes
Cinnamon Roll Tree
Christmas Tree Pizza
Cinnamon Almond Holiday Tree
Cranberry Orange Wreath
Cream Cheese Ring
Savory Wreath Rolls
Just for Fun Recipes
Rudy the Reindeer
Green Chili Canes
From all of us here at Rhodes - Merry Christmas and Happy Baking!
If you're wondering what to get your neighbors, co-workers, or friends this year for Christmas I've got a great idea for you! Rhodes bread is the perfect gift. The great thing about it is you can do just about anything your heart desires and it would make a fantastic gift. You could be as elaborate as you wanted, or you could be as simple as packaging the frozen dough for the lucky recipient to bake & make whenever they are craving fresh bread hot out of the oven. I decided I wanted to make a little bit more detailed of a gift (I LOVE giving gifts). At the same time, the holidays are often busy, hectic, and stressful. So I decided to go for an elegant gift that didn't require a whole lot of work. The Rhodes Fresh Whole Wheat Baguettes were perfect! When baguette came to mind I immediately thought 'Italian' theme... and then I put together a whole Italian assortment! For your gift set you can put together a couple of loaves of the Fresh Whole Wheat Baguettes, with a lovely kitchen towel, spaghetti strainer, package of whole wheat noodles, Homemade Marinara, and Italian Garlic Butter! Doesn't that just sound wonderful? Head on over to Tried and Tasty for the Homemade Marinara and Italian Garlic Butter recipe today!
Hey, it's me again, Natalie, from The Creative Mom.
I love using Rhodes Rolls. They are easy and quick, and totally delicious. So when I was trying to think of what to give my neighbors for Christmas, I thought a bag of cinnamon rolls would be the PERFECT gift. And these free printable tags are perfect to pair with a bag or package of Rhodes cinnamon rolls. Or even a package of dinner rolls.
Or, if you're just giving a cinnamon roll to one person, rather than a whole family, just bake up a pan of Rhodes cinnamon rolls, package each one separately and stick a tag on it. It would be PERFECT to give to co-workers in your office. Who doesn't love a fresh baked cinnamon roll? I know I do!
I'm so excited to offer these gift tags as a free printable today. I have 3 different versions.
Click on the link below to download the version you'd like:
Once you click on the link, right click on the image and choose "save image as" then save to your computer.
This prints as an 8x10. You can print it at your local photo center (I love Costco), or on your home printer.
This is for PERSONAL use only. Do not sell or alter in any way. If you want to share this printable, please refer friends back to this post, so they can download.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Although I'm thankful every day for so many blessings, I especially love this time to reflect on so many things I'm grateful for. Additionally, the food around the Thanksgiving holiday is one of my favorites. Stuffing is one of those things I think you like or you don't. I am on the side of the fence that loves it. I come from a family of great cooks and my grandmother makes a great stuffing, along with my mom and aunts. After this recipe, I'm happy to add myself right along with them. This Savory Sausage Stuffing is phenomenal! Not only does Rhodes make it easy, it's packed with flavor to pair perfectly with your turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes and more! You'll need the traditional stuffing ingredients. Carrots, mushrooms, onion, and celery. Peel and grate your carrots, slice your fresh mushrooms, chop your onion and celery. Set aside while you prepare the rest of the dish. On your stovetop, brown your sausage over medium heat until no longer pink. If you've got lots of excess grease and fat, you'll want to drain that off. To your hot pan, add the onion, celery, mushrooms and carrots. Cook an additional 5 minutes until everything is nice and tender. You'll want to have baked your Rhodes loaf ahead of time. Cut the baked and cooled loaf into 1" cubes. They don't have to be perfect, you just want them mostly uniform. Place cubed bread in a large bowl. Add sausage mixture to bread cubes and toss to mix. Add toasted slivered almonds, parsley (fresh is preferred, but dry will work as well), rubbed sage, salt, pepper, melted butter, chicken broth, and a beaten egg. Toss gently until well blended. Once everything is evenly mixed and coated, place in a sprayed 2 quart baking dish. Cover with foil and bake at 350°F 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until nicely browned. It will smell wonderful, and you'll want to dive right in! Enjoy!
Pumpkin treats are a favorite at my house, especially pumpkin pie. Cinnamon rolls and sticky buns are also among some of our favorites and so it seemed only natural to combine the two for a fun and festive treat. With their sweet and spicy filling and soft baked bread, these Pumpkin Pie Rolls are the perfect balance of pumpkin pie and cinnamon roll. They make a fabulous breakfast treat, you can either thaw the dough overnight and bake them fresh or make them the day before. They would be amazing paired with this frosting or you could add a little sweetened whipped cream or a spoon of ice cream and have a fabulous dessert. These sweet buns are also great as a snack, or at least my kids sure think so. You are going to love these Pumpkin Pie Rolls because they are not only delicious but they are very easy to make. Let's get started.
First, spray a cupcake or muffin tin with no stick cooking spray. Set one roll in each of the cups. You will need twelve.
Let them raise as directed on the package, for three to five hours, until they have doubled in size. Like this. When your dough is almost ready, prepare your pumpkin filling. Set it aside and then use your fingers to push down the center of each roll and press the dough around the sides and bottom of the cup to make a little dough cup. Next, fill each dough cup with 1 Tablespoon of the pumpkin filling that you made while the dough rising. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until rolls are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Serve as is, slathered with frosting, a dollop of sweetened whipped cream, or a spoon of ice cream. That's all there is to making these Pumpkin Pie Rolls to treat your family with.
Pumpkin Pie Rolls
Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls
Summer is officially over and fall has arrived here in North Texas! Down in the south our seasons tend to change a bit later than most parts. When we're enjoying fall most states already have snow on the ground. It doesn't seem to last very long, so I savor each and every cool day that comes our way.
Fall and winter are definitely my two favorite baking seasons. I usually head into the kitchen around Halloween and don't come out until New Years. This time of year goes by quickly, so I try and enjoy every moment. I can't believe that in just 9 short days be will be celebrating Thanksgiving.
Hopefully everyone has their holiday menu worked out. It can get crazy this time of year, so having a plan is a must. During the holidays I always prepare a special breakfast for my family. It’s never too fancy since my time is limited, but it's always something warm and festive. In the past I've made an overnight French toast casserole or an easy breakfast egg casserole.
I tend to steer towards the overnight casseroles since all the prep work is done the night before. This year I plan on making these festive Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls pictured above. November is my scheduled guest post on Rhodes Bake-N-Serv Blog, so I knew I wanted to make something for an easy Thanksgiving breakfast.
This recipe for pumpkin pie cinnamon rolls starts with Rhodes Frozen Bread dough and a few other pantry and fridge staples. I love the simplicity of using frozen bread dough, so I always keep plenty in the freezer. Since the bread dough needs to thaw, remove a frozen loaf from the freezer, and place it in the refrigerator the night before so it can thaw out.
In the morning all you will have to do is prepare the pumpkin pie filling, roll out the thawed dough, assemble the rolls, and let them rise. Before you know it your family will be enjoying piping hot pumpkin sweet rolls in no time.
To get started gather all your ingredients together: You will need 1 - loaf of Rhodes frozen bread dough, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, butter, cream cheese, brown sugar, pumpkin puree, powdered sugar and milk.
Start by lightly greasing two 8 inch pie plates or one 13x9 inch baking pan with non stick spray. Set pans aside. In a medium size bowl add the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract. Mix together until blended and set pumpkin pie filling aside.
Spray the counter with non- stick baking spray or dust with flour. Roll the thawed bread dough into a 10x15- inch rectangle or as close as you can roll it out to that size. Using a pastry brush spread the melted butter over the dough to within 1 – inch of outside of the dough.
Using an offset spatula spread the pumpkin pie mixture over the dough to within 1 – inch of the outside of the dough. Roll up tightly starting at the longest side. Using dental floss (UN waxed) or scissors cut the dough into 14 equal pieces about 1 – 1 ½ inches wide.
Place each roll cut side down into each pie plate or pan. Cover rolls with plastic wrap that has been sprayed with baking spray.
Let rolls rise until double in size (about 1 hour). Remove plastic wrap and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until rolls are golden brown. Remove rolls from oven and cool on baking rack.
When rolls are completely cooled prepare the cream cheese frosting and lightly frost each roll.
All you need is one bag of Rhodes dinner rolls, and you've got eight different shaped roll options! Enjoy your visual guide to Rhodes shaped rolls all in one place!
1. Brush one side of roll with butter.
2. Place two rolls in sprayed muffin tin.
3. Brush tops of rolls with butter.
1. Cut rolls in half.
2. Place three halves in sprayed muffin tin.
3. Brush with butter.
1. Roll into a 9-inch rope on flour.
2. Wrap rope into a coil.
3. Place coil in a sprayed muffin tin.
1. Make 5-6 deep cuts in roll.
2. Brush butter between each cut.
3. Place in a sprayed muffin tin.
1. Roll into 9-inch rope.
2. Tie into a single knot.
3. Place on sprayed baking sheet.
1. Roll into a 12-inch rope.
2. Tie into a knot.
3. Bring one end over the top and the other up through the center.
1. Flatten roll into a smalll oval on flour.
2. Brush butter on center of oval.
3. Fold in half. Place on sprayed baking pan.
1. Make 5-6 cuts around the roll.
2. Press end of spoon into center of roll.
3. After baking, put pecan piece in center for stem.
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