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Sat, Mar 21 2015 post by Rebecca

Rhodes To The Rescue

Early Easter morning you are ready.  You are going to win the prize of the day with the most glorious Easter supper that anyone has ever seen.  Because yes, you have your Rhodes rolls. ...

Rhodes To The Rescue, Customer Service Questions Answered.

 

Back to Basics with Rhodes Bake-N-Serv

 Early Easter morning you are ready.  You are going to win the prize of the day with the most glorious Easter supper that anyone has ever seen.  Because yes, you have your Rhodes rolls.  You claim them as your own.  There is a partnership, and an understanding with Rhodes-Bake-n-Serve that all things made in your own oven is “yours” and you may claim all rights and accolades.  You set your rolls out to thaw and rise and everything is going swimmingly!  With a little knowledge and preparation all will be well.  You are the star of your dinner along with your amazing rolls and bread from Rhodes Bake-N-Serv.

I know this scenario is a bit melodramatic.  I am here to help with a few quick and easy tips to help your rolls turn out beautifully every time!  You will have the most amazing suppers, no matter the occasion.

Always check the best by date.  Yeast does expire even though it has been frozen.  This is located for the rolls stamped on the front of the package, and for bread on the closure tab.  Anytime Cinnamon rolls in the tin, the date is stamped on the cardboard cover. 

Rhodes Customer Service, questions answered for beautiful dinner rolls.

Rhodes Customer Service, questions answered for beautiful dinner rolls.

Rhodes Customer Service, questions answered for beautiful dinner rolls.

In addition, check for ice crystals in the bag.  Even though you can’t see through the bag you will be able to feel them and hear them.  If you do have ice crystals that means the package has been thawed and then refrozen, affecting how well the rolls will rise.  The yeast has been damaged. 

If you have opened a package but not used all the rolls yet, place the remaining rolls in a zippered freezer bag.   Write the expiration date on the bag with a sharpie, easier to read and see at a glance.  This is especially helpful with the bread because it is so easy to lose the closure tab. 

Rhodes Customer Service, questions answered for beautiful dinner rolls.

After placing your rolls in a pan to thaw and rise, cover with plastic wrap.  You will want to spray the plastic wrap with a non-stick spray.   This makes it so the dough doesn’t stick to the plastic.  No more flat rolls with this tip and trick. ***One amazing thing that I learned after baking with Rhodes for 14 years was to spray your plastic wrap while it is covering your rolls then flip the plastic wrap over.  Your sprayed side of the plastic will be touching the rolls.

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An easy way to thaw rolls is in the refrigerator (my personal favorite!)   It is so much easier to control how much they rise and eliminate to worry of your rolls over-proofing.   Remove the rolls from the original package.  Either place on your baking sheet or muffins tins.  If you are shaping them place in a gallon sized zippered bag.  (See our website in the shaped rolls section.  You will find some beautiful shapes and rolls to make.  My favorites are the Kaiser and Butter flake rolls.)

With these few simple steps you will be set to have an amazing supper with little stress and worry!  You will remain the star of the meal because you are amazing like that!  Feel free to call our customer service number (1-800-876-7333) with any baking questions or concerns. We look forward to all your successes and Happy Baking!

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