Frugal Foodie Mama: Buttered Basil Dinner Rolls {A Guest Recipe From Juggling Act Mama & a Giveaway!}

Friday, June 21, 2013

Buttered Basil Dinner Rolls {A Guest Recipe From Juggling Act Mama & a Giveaway!}

Hello, I'm Ang and I blog over at Juggling Act Mama. On my blog, I share easy and kid-friendly recipes, crafts and DIY projects, and fun activities for the kiddos. I'm a book fanatic, social media addict and chocolate lover with two kids, a full time job, and a husband I started dating when I was sixteen!
I love sharing my adventures in cooking and baking, crafting and most of all, cuddling!   I hope you'll come visit me to check out some of my favorite posts - here are a few:
And while you're there, don't forget to enter my latest giveaways. I'm thrilled to be sharing a much-loved recipe with all of Carrie's readers.  Frugal Foodie Mama is one of my favorite blogs, and often inspires me with her great recipes, so it is truly an honor.  Another of my favorite bloggers is The Pioneer Woman - I mean, what's not to love, right?  Mr. Juggling Act got me her cookbook for my birthday and I've spent many a happy minute drooling over browsing through it.  Her Buttered Rosemary Rolls caught my eye and I knew I had to make them. They have quickly become a family favorite.
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I love the smell of fresh bread rising and baking in my house - I do not, however, enjoy the process of kneading and fussing with bread.  That's why this recipe is genius - it starts with store-bought frozen dough. 
No joke.  I even use the store brand.  Seriously.
Click here to get the Basil Salt Recipe and Free Printable Labels
I decided that I would use Ree's basic method with the cast iron pan and butter, but that I would swap the rosemary for basil (yum!) and add some garlic.  As I was rummaging through my pantry, I came across the Basil Salt I'd made earlier in the Fall and decided to use a bit to really add some flavor.
I'm going to give you the recipe using just straight up basil and kosher salt, but if you make some of the basil salt, you won't be sorry.
Trust me.  Ah-ma-zing.  Amazing.
Anyhow, back to the rolls - they are so soft and chewy on the inside, and so flavorful on the buttery outside with the basil, garlic and salt.  You can't go wrong with this recipe!

Buttered Basil Dinner Rolls
Inspired by The Pioneer Woman
Frozen, unbaked dinner rolls
Dried basil, or chopped fresh basil
Kosher salt
Granulated garlic
In a small cast iron pan, melt about 2 tablespoons of butter.  Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool for about ten minutes.  Place the unbaked rolls in the pan and brush with more melted butter.
Cover and let them rise until they're about doubled in size.  Gently brush on a bit more butter.
What? I didn't say they were healthy dinner rolls.
Sprinkle the rolls generously with the salt, garlic and basil and bake according to the directions on the package until they are golden brown. 
Serve hot.  With butter.
I hope you'll give these rolls a whirl, and come visit me too!  
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