Rolls & Buns





A serving of rolls can help kick off a meal, but according to chef Alex Guarnaschelli, “if you’re going to have a bread basket [these days], it better be incredible.” People are no longer impressed with brown-and-serve rolls hastily bought at the supermarket. At Butter, Guarnaschelli serves warmed yeasty, buttery Parker House rolls that are so delicious they practically start riots. F&W’s guide to rolls and buns aim to get you the same reaction in your own home. We have incredible recipes and a compilation of tips from chefs who know how to attain bread perfection.

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Cinnamon Roses

This simple yeasted dough is soft and tender, yielding golden, tear-apart rolls. For the best “bloom,” tightly roll the dough, and use unflavored floss to cut roses; it pinches the rolls less than a using a knife.
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Sweet Potato Yeast Rolls

When shaping the rolls, use tension in your cupped hand rather than too much excess flour to coax the dough into a ball. A generous brushing of melted butter on the baked rolls adds shine and flavor, while ajowan seeds offer an herbal bite reminiscent of thyme and cumin.
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“Boozy” Cherry Hot Cross Buns

Food & Wine’s Paige McCurdy-Flynn makes these soft, pillowy hot cross buns with a twist: She rolls the dough with brandy-soaked cherries for an extra kick.    Slideshow: More Bread and Biscuit Recipes
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Pretzel Hot Dogs

These pretzel-wrapped hot dogs are much more fun and tastier than hot dogs in a traditional bun. You can also wrap the pretzel dough around sausages. Slideshow: More Hot Dog Recipes
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Dinner Rolls

Make the meal memorable with a savory batch of dinner rolls--we have everything from classic Parker House Rolls to flavorful garlic knots.
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How to Make Parker House Rolls

These fluffy, buttery rolls have a homey quality. “They are deep Americana,” says chef Alex Guarnaschelli. This recipe makes a big batch, but the unbaked rolls freeze well.
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Parker House Rolls Worth Fighting Over

Tender, buttery and sweet, with a sprinkling of crunchy salt on top, chef Alex Guarnaschelli’s rolls are delicious enough to start a bread-basket riot.
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Southern Food Blogger Approves F&W's Biscuit Shortcut

Elena Rosemond-Hoerr of Biscuits and Such is so obsessed with North Carolina that she’s creating recipes inspired by its 100 counties.
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