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Can Rhodes dough be thawed in a microwave?
Rhodes Rolls can be microwave thawed. Place 6 rolls on a plate sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Microwave on high for 25 seconds. Turn rolls over, rotate plate 1/4 turn and microwave on high for an additional 25 seconds. Please remember that microwaves do vary, over heating of the roll may cause discoloration or harden the exterior and thereby not allow the roll to rise properly.
Microwave thawing bread dough is not recommend. Loaves defrosted in the microwave do not thaw evenly.
How can I get the "speed" of refrigerated dough with frozen dough?
True, refrigerated dough is faster than frozen dough because you do not have to thaw it. But those who appreciate the flavor and aroma of Rhodes yeast-raised dough do offer some tips:
Rhodes dough can be left in the refrigerator for about 16 hours. Put a bag of rolls in the refrigerator in the morning and take the rolls out in the evening when we you arrive home. Within an hour the rolls are ready to bake. Another method is to put cinnamon rolls in a pan to raise in the refrigerator at about 8 p.m. Often, depending on the temperature of your refrigerator and how long you sleep, they can be ready to bake when you get up in the morning. Bake an extra dozen for the neighbors!
Many Rhodes Recipes call for thawed dough. How long does it take for my rolls/bread to thaw?
Rhodes rolls typically take 1 - 2 hours to thaw at room temperature (72 degrees F). Rhodes Bread takes 2 - 3 hours to thaw at room temperature. You can also thaw dough in the refrigerator. Rolls take 8 - 12 hours to thaw in the refrigerator. Bread takes 10 - 12 hours to thaw in the refrigerator.