Brown and Serve Rolls you can make ahead for any holiday meal! Chock full of fresh rosemary and garlic, betcha you’ll eat more than one.

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Fleischmann’s Yeast.

It’s no secret that I love everything carbohydrate related. I mean, this site is called My Baking Addiction, for Pete’s sake, so it should come as no surprise that for me, holiday meals for me are all about the sides.

From Homemade Cranberry Sauce to Sweet Potato Casserole, if I were to snap a picture of my plate come “game time”, you’d find the tiniest smidge of protein, and plenty of everything else – including at least two fluffy, freshly baked dinner rolls.

rosemarygarlicrollsingredientsBread baking is a science, and that can be intimidating to some people! What if the dough fails to rise? Tell me, does baking with yeast scare you? It shouldn’t. With just a little patience (and using quality yeast like Fleischmann’s®), you can pull a perfect homemade loaf of bread out of the oven and having that aroma fill your kitchen in no time. I really like baking with their RapidRise™ yeast. A lot of times, people accidentally kill yeast by mixing it with water that is way too warm. Fleischmann’s RapidRise™ yeast avoids that issue all together – it’s added to the dry ingredients. There’s no need to activate it with warm water! It’s foolproof.

RapidRise™, or instant yeast also saves time because your dough only requires one rise. And it’s perfect for bread machines.

rosemarygarlicdinnerrollsThese homemade Brown and Serve Rolls are made with RapidRise yeast. And they’re amazing, because you can make them ahead – like a week or month ahead – of a big event, or simply have them in the freezer, ready to go, for any time you want to bake them up.

Think of the dough as a blank canvas. I’ve taken my Brown and Serve Rolls over the top by adding freshly minced garlic, and fresh rosemary too. If ever two ingredients needed to get married, it’s rosemary and garlic, amiright?!

Go ahead and make these rolls right now. You’ll want to have them at Christmas dinner, New Year’s Dinner, and every Sunday pot roast dinner in between. Lightly slathered in butter, they’re a savory addition to the table that everyone will love!

Rosemary and Garlic Brown and Serve Rolls


8 to 9 cups all-purpose flour
2 envelopes Fleischmann’s® RapidRise Yeast
1/2 cup sugar
4 teaspoons salt
3-4 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
4-5 large garlic cloves, minced
1-1/2 cups milk
1-1/2 cups water
1/2 cup butter OR margarine


1. Mix 3 cups flour, undissolved yeast, sugar, salt, rosemary and garlic in a large mixer bowl.

2. Combine milk, water and butter; heat to very warm (120° to 130°F). Butter does not need to melt completely. Add to dry ingredients and beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add 2 cups flour. Beat at high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in enough additional flour to make a soft dough. Turn out on lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.

3. Divide dough into 4 equal portions (each is enough to make 1 dozen rolls). Proceed according to directions (below) for desired shapes. Cover; let rise in a warm, draft-free place until almost doubled, about 1 hour. Bake at 275°F for 20 to 25 minutes, or until rolls just start to change color. Cool in pans or on sheets 20 minutes. Remove from pans or sheets and finish cooling on wire racks. Place cooled rolls in resealable plastic bags and refrigerate up to 1 week OR freeze up to 1 month.

4. Before serving, preheat oven to 400°F and place rolls on ungreased baking sheet. (Note: if rolls have been frozen, thaw before baking). Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown. If desired, brush hot rolls with melted butter. Serve warm.

Shapes for rolls (each makes 1 dozen rolls):
Classic Dinner Rolls: Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a smooth round ball. Place each one in a greased muffin cup OR place all in a greased 9-inch round cake pan.

Cloverleaf: Divide dough into 36 equal pieces. Place 3 each in greased muffin cups.

Bowknots: Roll dough into a 12 x 6-inch rectangle. Cut into 12 (1-inch) strips. Hold one end of each strip firmly and wind dough to form a coil. Tuck end firmly underneath. Place on greased baking sheets about 2 inchs apart.

Curliecue Rolls: Roll each piece to a 12 x 9-inch rectangle. Cut into 12 (1-inch) strips. Hold one end of each strip firmly and wind dough to form a coil. Tuck end firmly underneath. Place on greased baking sheets about 2 inches apart.

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