Sunday, October 19, 2014

E-Z Slow Cooker Dinner Rolls

I've had this ready to go in my drafts for a very long while.  Just happened to see it again, so just HAD to share this fabulous idea with you!

I used frozen roll dough balls and 'baked' them in the crockpot.  You can also 'raise' them too! 

It worked so nicely, and my rolls even browned in the slow cooker?  Even if yours don't you can brown them under the broiler briefly before serving.

This really is an amazing concept and I love that it frees the oven up to bake other things. 

Perfect for a busy holiday meal...or when you don't want to turn the oven on!




SLOW COOKER DINNER ROLLS 

Thaw frozen (Rhodes) rolls or make your own dough. 
(Or do as Kelli does here at the Kelli's Retro Kitchen...she 'raises' the rolls in the crockpot from a frozen state too....it's almost magical!!) 

Line crockpot with parchment paper then spray with cooking spray. 

Place thawed shaped rolls about 3/4" apart inside crockpot, being sure they have room to expand. 

When ready to bake, place two paper towels over the top of the crockpot, before placing on lid, to catch the moisture. 

Turn crockpot on high and check the rolls after about 1 hour. (Since crockpots tend to cook differently, the time will vary - mine took about 1 hr. and 15 minutes). Rolls are done when they are set and no longer sticky.  Rolls should be soft.   Carefully remove from crockpot.

Brush tops with butter and if they are not brown enough, (mine were nice and brown) remove from crock and place on cookie sheet; broil until crust is browned. 

I baked 5 rolls inside my 3-qt. crockpot. Add rolls according to size of crock. 



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