This is a delicious and easy way to have hot, homemade rolls whenever you need them….and if you’re looking for the perfect addition to this Thanksgiving’s meal, look no further. The best thing about the recipe is that once you make the dough, you freeze it and pull out as many rolls as you need, let them thaw and rise, then you bake and eat! I’m planning to make the dough this morning, throw it in the freezer then take the frozen rolls to the Delta for Thanksgiving at my Grandma’s. Tomorrow morning, I’ll pull them out, place them on a baking sheet and just let them sit until about 20 minutes before the meal. Hot, fresh rolls that didn’t come from the freezer section….now, these days, that’s a novelty!
Make-Ahead Bread Machine Butterhorns
1 Tablespoon dry yeast, heaping
1/6 cup warm water (110-115 degrees)
2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cups warm milk (110-115 degrees)
½ cup butter, melted
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons melted butter
Put first 9 ingredients in bread machine according to your machines instructions. Use the dough setting and go do other things!
When the dough is ready, divide it into two balls and roll into a flat disk.
Using a small pizza cutter, cut each disk into 8 wedges (or for smaller rolls…these are pretty large…do 4 smaller disks into 8 wedges). Brush the top of the dough with melted butter and roll it from the outside in, pressing the dough at the tip to seal.
Kids in the Kitchen Tip: My 5-year-old did rolled out the dough (with a little help), brushed the butter and rolled up the rolls…she loved helping and made this recipe even easier for me!
To freeze: place on a baking dish and place into the freezer until frozen then place into a plastic bag for storage.
To thaw and cook: Place desired number of rolls onto a baking sheet and leave in a warm, dry place to thaw and rise for about 5 hours. Then bake at 350 degrees until golden brown.
To bake immediately: preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake until golden brown.
Brush tops of hot rolls with melted butter.
The original recipe can be found here at MoneySavingMom. I’ve halved it (which fits perfectly into our 2 lb. bread machine) and specified what type of flour we use. If you’re making the dough by hand and would like to make more rolls to freeze, use the original recipe!