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Fri, Dec 13 2013 post by Stacie

Day 4: 12 Days of Rhodes, Christmas Fun "Holiday Dinner"

Your holiday dinner just isn't complete without the rolls! When you're crazy busy with the main course, sides, and dessert, it's Rhodes to the rescue!

Your holiday dinner just isn't complete without the rolls! When you're crazy busy with the main course, sides, and dessert, it's Rhodes to the rescue! If you make some of our shaped rolls, no one will ever know you didn't spend all day kneading and rising and punching down and rising again. One of our favorites is the butterflake rolls. They look so pretty! This is how you make them:

 

First let your dough thaw (Rhodes Texas Rolls work best for these). The easiest way to do this is to let them thaw in your fridge overnight. Second best, get them out of your freezer on baking day and let them thaw on your counter (this usually takes 3-4 hours, depending on how warm your kitchen is). If you're desperate and started thawing too late for either of these methods, you can speed up the thaw time in a warm oven. All these thawing instructions are on the package. 

Butterflake Rolls 1

Make 4 or 5 cuts in the top of the roll with scissors.

 

 

Butterflake Rolls 2

Brushing melted butter between the slices helps maintain the definition during rising and baking (plus, butter always makes everthing better, right?)

 

 

Butterflake Rolls 3

Place each roll into a muffin tin coated with non-stick spray. Let them rise until they're fluffy and above the rim of the muffin cup, then bake them at 350 F for 16-18 minutes. And this is what you end up with:

 

 

Butterflake Rolls 4

Pretty right?

 

And that's just one option! Here are some other great rolls to make. If you need more details, check out this Shaped Rolls Blog Post.

Cloverleaf Rolls:

Cloverleaf-Rolls

 

Swirl Rolls:

Swirl-Rolls

 

Knot Rolls:

Knot-Rolls

 

Parkerhouse Rolls:

Parkerhouse-Rolls

 

And if you REALLY want to impress your guests, you can try these beautiful Herb Topped Rolls:

Herb Topped Rolls

Aren't those great? OK, we know that rolls are not the only part of your holiday dinner, so here are some wonderful recipes from some of our favorite bloggers to help you plan your menu:

 

   Root Beer Glazed Ham by Taste and Tell

 

 

   Oven Roasted Turkey by Tried and Tasty

 

 

   Crack Potatoes by Plain Chicken

 

 

   Cheesy Garlic Bacon Mashed Potatoes by Julie's Eats and Treats

 

 

   Green Bean Fries by Six Sisters Stuff

 

 

   Chocolate Pecan Pie by One Sweet Appetite

 

 

   Crimson Christmas Punch by Dessert Now Dinner Later

 

 

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