There seems to be one thing that’s constant in all of our lives – we are busy! Family, school, work – and summer activities still seem to keep the calendars full. Today, I’m sharing the first of my ways, as my mom is fond of saying, in “doctoring” up ready-made ingredients to quickly and easily make something delicious. With frozen bread dough and just a touch of planning, it’s easy to whip up some delicious Garlic Parmesan Rolls that are fresh, fragrant and and great for dinner or even with a salad for lunch.
Making homemade bread is wonderful, but there’s just not always time! Keep some bread dough in the freezer – it’s versatile and easy to get creative with bread or rolls that are sweet or savory. The most difficult part for me is remembering to thaw the bread and let it rise! Follow the package directions for the brand you use. I put the dough in a shallow, rectangular dish covered with plastic wrap in the fridge overnight to thaw.
Since we’re using the dough for rolls, I lightly oiled a large mixing bowl, covered the bowl with a clean dish towel and set the bowl in the (cold) oven to rise. This takes about 4-6 hours. Once the dough has risen, remove the bowl from the oven, punch the dough down and you’re ready to make rolls. Simply divide the dough into 12 equal portions, roll each into a ball, lightly oil an 8” or 9” cake pan and place the balls of dough in the pan. Notice that there are only 7 rolls in my cake pan and they are SO not rolled into balls? I had a little episode – my camera almost crashed to floor, the doorbell AND phone rang at the same time and in a panic, I sent a big wad of dough flying across the room! The dough landed, with an impressive splat, I might add, on the dining room carpet. I couldn’t even put the 5 second rule into effect!
Cover the cake pan and let the rolls rise again until double in size. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and add a clove of finely chopped garlic. Using a pastry brush, brush the top of each roll with melted butter, add a dash each of garlic powder and garlic salt and a generous sprinkle of grated parmesan cheese.
Bake rolls at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove rolls to wire rack to cool.
They might not be well shaped but they taste delicious! It’s a little change-up to garlic bread and a nice go-with for dinner. Mr. Smarty Pants is also a magician – he made these rolls disappear right before my eyes! Ok, to be fair, there were only 7 and I did eat one!
Speaking of my hubby, we are off to the beach for a few days of R&R! I’ll be back on Friday for our rockin’ Best of the Weekend party and will peak in on Facebook. Don’t forget – snowflakes are swirling all week with our Christmas in July series. In case you missed it, visit Claire’s project at A Little Claireification and Jamie’s projects (yes, plural!) at C.R.A.F.T. I can’t wait to see what Sharon at Mrs. Hines Class shares today!
Be sure to visit each of these wonderful ladies all week!
There’s also that $100 Amazon or Target gift card up for grabs! Just to close with some Christmas spirit and in case you missed it, here’s another look at my Christmas in July project, the Fruit Crate Gift Carrier! Maybe I should pack THIS cutie up and take to the beach! Wonder if Mr. Smarty Pants will mind playing Christmas music on the drive? 😉
Thank you for visiting! Enjoy Christmas in July week and I’ll see you on Friday!
Linking up to these great parties!