French Bread Rolls are so great for any bread-lovers! The outside has a crusty texture and the inside is soft and chewy…perfect for a little bit of butter to sit on. This recipe is the perfect accompaniment for Italian dishes, holiday dinners, and just about anything else!
Sydney is our bread-lover (if you guys didn’t already know that). She would make a whole meal out of different types of bread if she could! When we came across the idea for French Bread Rolls, she was all over it.
The wonderful thing about this recipe is that you can make the dough up to two days in advance! Then, when you are ready to bake them…just take them out of the refrigerator, allow to rise while the oven preheats, and pop them in the oven. This is a huge time saver if you don’t want to mess with the rising of the dough on the day of your meal. But…if you just can’t wait the whole two days, go right ahead and make them the same day (just make sure you allow enough time for all the steps).
Tips For French Dinner Rolls
The first time we made these French Dinner Rolls, we made them a tad too small. So we decided to make them a bit larger the next time around. We liked this way a lot better. It allows for more sauce dipping surface, as well as more area for butter to melt inside!
Shaping Your Rolls
For shaping your rolls, you are basically going to put all the ugly edges underneath to the bottom. When you cut the pieces of dough to size, it leaves obvious edges. For this recipe, you really don’t want those edges; you want a round, smooth shape. So just pull all the edges to the bottom, pinch them together, and place the pinched part down against the pan. You’re good to go!
Add Some Spices
Feel free to add in your favorite spices to switch things up. We prefer these plain, but I’m sure there are great spice combinations that would go really well with certain dishes! Let us know what you come up with!
Inspiration for this recipe came from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch. Thanks Serena!!
We hope you have a wonderful carb-filled day and give these French Bread Rolls a try!