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Less than one week until Thanksgiving now! If there’s any way to prep for the holiday feast, I like to do it. As much as I love being in the kitchen, I love making it as simple as possible on the day of as well. We’d much rather be socializing and playing games while the turkey roasts than still putting together all the extras, right? That’s why I taught myself how to make Freezer Rolls. These are just like what you can buy at the store, but homemade! This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you click through and make a purchase.
Not that I don’t like the ease of buying premade rolls, or even the frozen rolls occasionally, but I truly love making bread from scratch. It reminds me of my mom, and covering our table in flour as we all helped to knead, shape and bake the bread. I have been tasked with bringing a batch of rolls to Thanksgiving, so I went ahead and got those halfway done the other day. All that’s left will be letting them rise and bake.
Freezer Rolls are made just like any other roll. Take any old roll recipe, and whip it up. I like my Herb Dinner Rolls the best, but it works with any recipe!
Try one of these Roll Recipes
Buttery Soft Rolls from Tastes of Lizzy T
Sweet Potato Dinner Rolls from Bunny’s Warm Oven
Freezer Friendly Homemade Dinner Rolls from Six Dollar Family
Easy Yeast Rolls from Eating on a Dime
Amish Potato Dinner Rolls from I Am Homesteader
Once you choose your recipe, you’ll take the following steps. Mix your ingredients and give the dough a good kneading. TIP: If you want to keep the mess to a minimum, try kneading it on a large serving tray. The flour stays contained, and you won’t have dough stuck to your table.
Cover and let the dough rise until double, just like you normally would. After the dough has risen, shape it into your rolls. At this point, you’ll want to put the rolls on parchment paper on a baking tray. Notice – I forgot the parchment paper when I took the photos. It really helps keep the dough from sticking to the pan when flash freezing.
Place your pan of rolls in the freezer. Leave them there for about an hour or two. The last step is to move them into a freezer bag, and label it. I got these fun Thanksgiving labels from FreezerLabels. They have a number of fun free printables, or you can have your own printed. I had mine printed from the company because I figured their labels will better adhere to my freezer bags then ones I print myself. Also, when it comes to printing things like labels, making sure they print correctly – not really my area of technical expertise.
- Favorite Roll Recipe - ( http://www.homemaidsimple.com/herb-dinner-rolls/ )
- parchment paper
- Freezer bags
- Make rolls according to your directions.
- Place shaped rolls on parchment paper on a baking sheet.
- DO NOT let rise.
- Place in Freezer for an hour or two.
- Pack rolls in Freezer bags.
- Label with cook temp and time.
- Store in Freezer.
- When ready to cook, let thaw over night, and rise to double the size.
- Bake, and enjoy!
While I was in the Thanksgiving prep mood, I also prepped the green beans for Mark’s required Green Bean Casserole. I was concerned they wouldn’t stay fresh a full week in my fridge, so in the freezer, with a label, they went.
Freezing Green Beans
To freeze the green beans, flash freeze the green beans for 20 minutes on a baking tray. Just like the rolls, put them on a parchment first. After the flash freezing, dump them in a freezer bag and place back in your freezer.