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Freezer rolls: fast & easy recipe for delicious Dinner Rolls that you can make ahead of time and then freeze until you’re ready to bake and serve.
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There’s nothing so wonderful as fresh homemade rolls that are warm from the oven. These light, fluffy, buttery dinner rolls are so incredibly delicious! I like to make them a couple weeks ahead of time and keep them vacuum sealed in my freezer for whenever the occasion calls for perfection.
How to freeze roll dough
Freezing your homemade rolls is easier than you would think and doing so, especially around the holiday’s is for sure going to make your life easier!
- Make your dough
- Before the dough has risen, be sure to shape into the rolls (I do these pinwheel shaped rolls, but you can just do normal circles).
- Place the shaped rolls onto a sheet pan and freeze completely.
- Bag and FoodSaver® Vacuum Seal those rolls, then return to freezer until ready for use.
- On the day of: let rise and then bake for perfect fluffy buttery perfection.
Freeze and Bake Rolls
You guys, I love the holidays. Like really really really love them! There is just something lovely about the feelings that come with this time of year. One thing that I believe really makes wonderful memories during this season is the food.
However, I’m a single mama. I want to have the whole meal and all the bells and whistles too, but on the day of: sometimes making all the foods isn’t in the cards.
I love being able to make some of the foods ahead of time. Especially when I know they’ll taste just as good as if they were made on the day of. And extra perk to making it ahead of time: there isn’t a mess to deal with! Woot woot! Win Win.
FoodSaver® Vacuum Sealer FM5330
Y’all, FoodSaver® is the solution to our “I want fresh food on the day of but won’t have time to do it” problem. You can grab your own at Kohl’s. Its a good idea because:
- Save food
- Keeps food fresh for up to 5x longer than ordinary storage methods like zipper bags, foil, plastic wrap, and containers, and helps prevent freezer burn.
- Save time
- Makes entertaining a breeze. Make your dinner rolls ahead of time and still have the benefit of “homemade”.
- As seen on TV!, FoodSaver® is the number 1 Vacuum Sealing solution in the US.
- I’ve talked about using a FoodSaver® vacuum sealer in other posts for dishes such as sous vide, because I really do love this product and brand. But I’m really loving on this newest one they sent me because it keeps food fresh in less time with less steps*
*Compared to FoodSaver V4440 Models
My FoodSaver® System included FoodSaver® Heat-Sealed Rolls and FoodSaver® Heat-Sealed Bags that are designed to work together with the FoodSaver® FM5330 vacuum sealer for optimal performance.
I like their bags because these multi-layer, BPA-free vacuum-seal bags are flexible enough to hug food and seal effectively without gaps and are best for long-term freezer storage, blocking out air and helping to prevent freezer burn.
How to use a FoodSaver® FM5330 Vacuum Sealer
You guys, using his vacuum sealer for my freezer dinner rolls was so simple it was almost hard! Haha! No but really, it is a work of genius:
- Place bag roll in it’s slot and pull to length. Add and extra couple inches for sealing room though.
- Then Cut it using the nifty little cutter tool.
***(Dear reader I’d like to take this moment to point out the the FoodSaver® FM5330 does in fact come with very easy to follow instructions, so never fear!, my summary here is not all you will need to work with, Haha!)
- Press Seal on the top where all the buttons are.
- Then slide one side of the bag into the slot and press the bar, the FoodSaver® FM5330 will then heat seal that side of your bag.
- Now, fill the bag with the freezer rolls.
- Place the unsealed side of the bag into the slot and check to be sure the light up top is on for “dry”. Then press the bar again.
- Watch in amazement as it suctions out all the air and vacuum seals that bag beautifully.
- Voila! It really is so fun you guys! I’m loving it :).
How to freeze yeast dough
Friends, if you trust me on one thing, then trust me on this: these dinner rolls are fantastic! They taste like memories. Memories of the past and memories of the future!
Something I enjoy doing is making a couple batches of these freezer rolls/ dinner rolls and freezing them until needed, then dropping them to friends and acquaintances when it looks like they need food to attach a memory to.
Pinwheel Dinner Rolls
To make a knot freezer roll / pinwheel dinner roll is easy. You simply
- roll out the dough until it is a long flat rectangle.
- Then you cut it into 12 even strips.
- After cutting, then you will tie each strip; crossing through once then tucking the ends on opposite sides of the roll.
And Voila! You now have fancy looking rolls!
Taking your rolls next level:
These rolls are amazing as is. However sometimes I like to switch things up. That’s when I do things as simple as brush them down with butter immediately after removing them from the oven (highly recommended!), to as complex as sprinkling them with a parmesan mixture prior to baking, or even brushing with butter and sprinkling with cinnamon and sugar post baking.
Don’t be afraid to get creative!
Enough talk, let’s eat!!!
Recipe for Freezer Rolls- Buttery Dinner Rolls:
- 2 eggs
- 1 cube butter
- 1 cup milk
- 1/3 c sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 c all purpose flour
- 2 TBS instant yeast
- In that order, place ingredients in a bread machine, ending with the yeast at the very top above the flour.
- Set bread machine to regular "dough" cycle.
- Wait (usually a little less than 2 hours).
- When finished, roll dough out and cut or stretch to shape.
- Place on sheet pan and freeze all rolls entirely.
- Put frozen rolls into a bag you've made with FoodSaver® Heat-Seal Rolls. Vacuum seal and place back in freezer.
- Let frozen rolls rise 3 hours (less if your house is very warm, and more if it's cold).
- Cook 12-14 minutes or until lightly golden brown, at 350 degrees F.
- Let rest 10 minutes before eating.