Since having baby number 3, I’ve been searching for ways to get more out of my cooking time. I am dabbling a little in freezer meals, cooking in bulk, and preparing foods that will give me multiple meals. I figure if I’m going to get the kitchen dirty, I may as well get more out of it. I still have a lot to learn, but this last week I had a little success that I thought I would share with you all.
A few months ago we posted our FAVORITE bread recipe. I use this recipe for bread, pizza dough, cinnamon rolls, and so much more. Well, I was making bread and some odd shaped pizzas last week and had a random amount of dough left. It wasn’t big enough for a full loaf, but I didn’t need it for anything else. I thought to myself, I wonder if these could freeze as rolls and then I use them later… just like rhodes rolls. If you follow us on Facebook, you saw this experiment unfold.
Like I said, it was just an experiment, so I will share what I did… but if any of you have any other tips, feel free to share.
- Make bread recipe (the full recipe makes 6 loaves and is way too big for a kitchen aid, make sure you read our bread making tips post too)
- Do with the recipe what you would like – make bread, pizza, or use it all for rolls
- Once the dough is kneaded, form into small balls – remember they will raise after you take them out of the freezer
- Place on a sheet of wax paper, on a pan in the freezer seperated
- Let them freeze for a few hours, so they are hard on the edges, and then put them in freezer bag – this is to stop them from clumping
- When ready to cook, remove from freezer and place and greased pan
- Cover with plastic wrap sprayed with oil, and let rise for 2-3 hours
- Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown
And there you have it! HEALTHY bake and serve rolls. If you’re looking for a wheat grinder to make your own bread (rolls, pizza, and more) we sell them in our store for the lowest prices online. Check them out here.
-Jodi Weiss Schroeder