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Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls

These easy-to-make rolls can be made ahead by preparing the dough in advance and storing it in the refrigerator. The baked rolls are slightly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

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  • Makes: 32 servings
  • Yields: about 32 rolls
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Chill: 8 hrs to 24 hrs
  • Rise: 30 mins

Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls

Directions

  1. In small saucepan combine milk, sugar, shortening, and salt; heat to lukewarm (110 degrees F to 115 degrees F). In large bowl dissolve yeast in warm water. Add egg and milk mixture. Gradually stir in enough flour to make a soft dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface; knead gently 2 to 3 minutes to make a smooth ball. (Knead in just enough remaining flour so dough is no longer sticky.) Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease surface. Cover and refrigerate 8 to 24 hours.
  2. Punch dough down; turn out onto a lightly floured surface; allow to rest 10 minutes.
  3. To shape rolls, roll or pat dough to a 10x8-inch rectangle about 3/4 inch thick. Cut in 2-1/2x1-inch strips. Lightly roll each strip and place in a greased 15x10x1-inch baking pan, leaving about 1/2 inch between each roll. Cover and let rise until nearly double in size (about 30 minutes).
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden and rolls sound hollow when lightly tapped. Remove from pan. Serve warm or cool. Makes about 32 rolls.

From the Test Kitchen

Frozen Bread Dough Option:

Thaw a 1-pound loaf of frozen bread dough. Roll or pat to 10x5-inch rectangle. Cut into 2-1/2x1-inch strips. Lightly roll each strip and place almost touching in a greased 9x9x2-inch pan. Cover and let rise until nearly double in size (about 30 minutes). Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden and rolls sound hollow when lightly tapped. Remove from pan. Serve warm or cool. Makes 20 rolls.

Test Kitchen Tip:

To make rolls without chilling step: Prepare dough through step one but instead of chilling, cover dough and let rise in a warm place until double in size. Proceed with step 2.

Nutrition Facts (Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls)

  • Per serving:
  • 63 kcal cal.,
  • 1 g fat
  • 7 mg chol.,
  • 78 mg sodium,
  • 11 g carb.,
  • 1 g sugar,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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