"As far as holiday dinner rolls go, these are pretty lean. You can increase the amount of melted butter and toss in a egg or two, but since these are generally going to be eaten with fairly rich food, I prefer a lighter approach." — Chef John
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active dry yeast
warm water (110 degrees F (43 degrees C))
minced fresh rosemary leaves
all-purpose flour, or as needed
coarse sea salt to taste
I suggest watching the video. I'm surprised there aren't more reviews on this one. :) My slight changes were: I added the honey to the yeast/water mix, and added the salt in lastly while adding in flour to make a soft dough. Also used salted butter, didn't seem to make a diff. Only thing is, if you get 3 dozen rolls their going to be pretty small. I got 18 and they weren't that big. 1.5 oz or so each. Seemed I needed to add in more flour at the end then called for but I did use bread flour instead of A/P. However, the end result turned out fantastic. I used my 10" round Superstone (for deep dish pizza) to bake them and 15 rolls fit perfectly. Nice fluffy rolls. I will stress DO NOT sub dry for fresh Rosemary. You will probably leave a bad review if you do that but it will be your fault (just saying). Thanks CJ. My go to roll recipe here on out. :) Man, so simple yet delicious.
I prepared these rolls on short notice and despite not giving them the proper time to rise, they still turned out wonderful. My wife wasn't a huge fan of the rosemary, but I thought the light hint of it added to the flavor in a great way. Delicious!
Super easy to make and absolutely delicious! I made half the batch as per CJ, putting them close together on a baking sheet to "pull apart" and the other half in muffin tins. Both were equally good and presentation wise, both pretty. This is going to be my go to recipe for dinner rolls and substitute herbs to along with my menus. Also, I made the lemon herb butter on this site and the two were great compliments to one another!
I had a little problem with the yeast and my mixer so i told myself i wasn't going to be making this again any time soon. But when i started baking, the aroma alone was so rewarding! And 'as always' with all Chef John's recipes i have tried, it turned out perfect! My husband says thank you, Chef John. Now i am sure i am going to be making this every weekend.
Of course, i didn't even attempt to make any changes to a 'Chef John's recipe'. I only used my favourite herb instead of rosemary. I only know its local name here (i am in Ghana, West Africa) so i might just post a picture of it later to see if anybody can help me with the name.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Rosemary Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls
Serving Size: 1/36 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 36
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 21
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