Hey everyone! I have a very special post to share with you today! To celebrate Thanksgiving, I have joined 6 other amazing bloggers to throw you a virtual Thanksgiving dinner!
I can’t believe it’s November already! Which means Thanksgiving is right around the corner – eek! Do you know what you’re making? My blogger friends and I have some fantastic dishes for you and your guests!
For this virtual Thanksgiving, I have made Garlic Butter Dinner Rolls. Why serve store-bought rolls, when you can have rolls that are incredibly light, soft, and filled with garlicky-buttery goodness! Seriously, these rolls are so light, you’ll be amazed every time you go to pick one up!
These are best served fresh. However, they are still amazingly light and soft when served the next day. If you would like to make them the night before the big dinner – simply heat them in a cool oven (200 degrees F) until warmed through. Then brush a little freshly melted butter on top before serving. If you really want to impress your guests, serve these rolls with homemade butter (recipe, here).
PLEASE CHECK OUT THESE OTHER AMAZING BLOGGERS AND THEIR DISHES! AND HAVE A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
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No Spoon Necessary – Apple and Cheddar Hard Cider Soup
Ciao Chow Bambina – Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing with Sausage and Apples
The Sweet Nerd – Meet the Queen of Pumpkin Cakes
- Dinner Rolls
- 2 envelopes of yeast (1/2 ounce)
- 1½ cups water, 110 degrees
- 41/2 cup bread flour
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 3 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder
- 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder, rounded
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ⅓ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 large egg
- 3 tablespoon butter, melted (for brushing after rolls are baked)
- Garlic Butter
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- 4 cloves garlic, smashed
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ cup parsley, finely chopped
- In the bowl of a standing mixer, outfitted with a dough hook, combine the yeast and water. Allow the yeast to bloom, about 5 minutes. Add the flour, sugar, milk powder, salt, baking powder, baking soda, butter and egg. Mix on the lowest speed for 8 - 10 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic. Lightly grease a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to cover the dough. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Place in a warm area and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour to 1½ hours.
- To make the garlic butter, combine the butter, garlic, and salt in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add the parsley, stir to combine, and remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
- Punch down the dough and turn out onto a clean work surface lightly dusted with flour. Divide the dough in half, and roll each half into an approximate 12x17 inch rectangle, you want the dough to be ¼ inch thick. (If you have any really uneven edge, trim those). Brush the top of the dough with the garlic butter. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough in half lengthwise. Then slice each half in half to make 4 long strips of dough. Then slice those horizontally into thirds. (See above photo).
- Roll each piece, garlic butter side in, and place seam side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Unwrap the rolls and bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden-brown. Brush with the melted butter and serve warm.
heidi medina says
These rolls look fantastically tasty. Just thought that I would let you know that you Twitter and Instagram follow links don’t seem to be working 🙂
Thanks Heidi! And thanks so much for letting me know about my links – I just fixed them 🙂
I can eat my weight in garlic rolls! Loving these yummy little rolls and so perfect for Thanksgiving too. I was thinking of making spaghetti and meatballs for dinner this week and have to make your rolls with it 🙂
Little fluffy pillows of garlic bread goodness right here. Gorgeous!
Marisa @ All Our Way says
I hate to say this, just give me the bread and I’m content! They look so light they could float 🙂 I’d like to try to freeze them and then heat them up in the oven. Might do a dry run. Thank you for a great idea!
Beeta Hashempour says
These looks so fluffy…I could eat the whole basket – forge the guests! :p
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
Yay for November. And these garlic butter dinner rolls look s stunning and full of awesome flavors, Kathleen. Garlic butter and parsley is one of the best combos ever. Loving all those Thanksgiving recipes. Wonderful share, Kathleen. 🙂
Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks says
Um… Whose house is hosting dinner because I want to be invited! Those rolls look dive bomb worthy!
These rolls look perfect! Pinning to try them! Love the whole menu 🙂
This post has me so excited for Thanksgiving. I may not wait for Thanksgiving to try these rolls though, they look amazing.
April Davila says
Oh, man, these look so super easy. Thanks!
Thanks, April! I hope you enjoy 🙂
This is just what my Thanksgiving dinner needs! SO light and buttery and just right for sopping up all the gravy. Need these in my life!
These are beautiful. I love your suggestion of making them beforehand and whipping up some homemade butter. Going to do these beauties for Thanksgiving for sure. Love it.
Dawn @ Girl Heart Food says
I love fresh out of the oven dinner rolls, especially smeared with butter. Nothing beats the smell as it bakes. Our thanksgiving in Canada is over for this year, but these would be perfect for the upcoming holiday season! Love the garlic butter built right in there! Happy Monday!!
Rolls that are light and soft and filled with garlicky-butter goodness? A thousand times YES! The perfect complement to everything on the Thanksgiving table! Just lovely!
Mary Ann @ thebeachhousekitchen says
There’s nothing better than homemade bread on the Thanksgiving table Kathleen! Your rolls sounds amazing and that garlic butter?! OMG! I’m drooling! I’ll need to slather that on everything! So glad we could both be part of the Virtual Thanksgiving Celebration! The countdown is on!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
Holy carb-alicious moly, Kathleen! These rolls!!! There is NOTHING like homemade dinner rolls and these look straight up heavenly, girlfriend! Love the garlic butter and touch of parsley! Plus you rolled these bad boys to perfection! I could honestly just make a meal out of these! Pinned! Cheers, chicka!