Monday, July 11, 2011

Fancy Dinner Rolls in a Jar

Have you noticed lately how mason jars are all the rage?

I love it!

Who would of thought that everything and anything could be put in a jar and would be so cute.  

I mean I have a bookmark folder just for jars.  Don't you?
 (image from uktv)
You can have cupcakes in a jar.
(image from Southern Living)
 Salad in a jar.
Drinks in a jar.
(image from Homemade Simple)
Pie in a jar, one of my new favorites, but that's for a different day.

Gosh you can even put non food items in jar and made it stinkin' cute.  

I love all the ideas I am seeing and wish that I had more jars.  My hubby says I have plenty but seriously...I only have 12 half pint jars, 50 pints jars and 250 quart jars.  You can't make cute things in quart jars you need the fancy half pint ones.  Men don't understand that I guess  or maybe he doesn't want the house overrun with jars which just might happen!

Anyway...when I had the chance to make rolls for a dinner party, I thought why not put them in a jar.  Make them fancy and boom--instant wow factor.  They turned out so cute.  They were a huge hit and the best part, if you don't want to make you own, just use rhodes rolls.  Let them raise in the jar and cook according to directions.  Easy, peasy.

Fancy Dinner Rolls in a Jar


1/4 c. butter
1 t. salt
1/4 c. water
1 c. milk
1/4 c. sugar
1 T. yeast
1 egg, beaten
4-5 cups flour
Small decorative mason jars
1 T. butter, melted
1/4 t. fresh garlic, finely minced
1/4 t. dried rosemary

1.   Heat milk, butter, salt, water and sugar in saucepan on stove, over medium heat,  until warm and sugar is dissolved.  (Very important that it is not too hot because you will kill your yeast and cook the eggs)  Pour mixture into your stand mixing bowl that has a dough hook attachment.  Add yeast and eggs and let stand until frothy.  Add 2 cups of flour and mix until incorporated.  Scrapes down sides and start adding flour 1/2 cup at a time to make a soft dough (in my Bosch mixer that is when the doughs stops sticking to the sides).  Let knead in your mixer for 1 minute.  Place in a large greased bowl and let rise until double in size.

2.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Place jars on a cookie sheet and spray with non-stick cooking spray. After dough has risen, punch down.  Form balls of dough and place one in each jar, making sure dough fills up half of the jar.  Let rise again till double in size.

3.  In small bowl, mix butter, garlic, and rosemary.  Brush butter mixture on top of each roll.  Bake for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned.  Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.  Serve while warm.  Enjoy!

30 comments:

SharleneT said...

Hahaha! You are SO ready for solar cooking, and just didn't know it! I use canning jars for lots of meals in the solar oven -- vertical cooking -- and LOVE this roll idea! Think I'll use it for a demo, too, to show the folks how easy it is! Thanks for sharing, you clever girl! (And, no, you never have enough jars in today's world. Plastic is out. Glass saves, stores, and cleans so well. And, once you've paid for them, they're free forever!) You rock, girl!

Holly said...

Sooooo adorable and they look delish too:)

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

Love the look of these! And I am doing a wedding reception using jars as well! (layering cheescake in them)

Dixie Mom said...

That is seriously the cutest idea! I may have to try that!

Jennifer said...

Very cute...love it!

comfortablydomestic.com said...

That is quite possibly the cutest dinner roll presentation--ever! I am also over-run with canning jars, so this will happen soon.

Carolyn said...

I love mason jars too! And I love your dinner rolls in a jar. If you have a moment, I would love for you to share this project on my Inspiration Board.
http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2011/07/inspiration-board-link-party_12.html
Thanks for the inspiration.
carolyn | homework

Sarah@totalbassetcase said...

This is too cute and clever! Love it! And they look delicious to boot!

Maria said...

I saw this photo at Tasty Tuesday and had to stop by. These are so darn stinkin' cute! Love them.

Maria @ A Platter of Figs

Stacy@thealmostwholepackage said...

These are adorable! i love the jar thing! i just did Panna cotta in one : )

The Fajdich Times said...

How fun....cute idea. I will have to give this a try. Hope you stop by:)

Abby said...

Such a cute idea! I love mason jars, too, although I don't have nearly as many as you do. I suppose you can never have too much. They are very handy.

Kirstin said...

How fun!!!

Lowri said...

LOVE these. Have pinned to try at my next party. Thanks so much for sharing :-)
Lowri

Heather@The Black's Best said...

I love this idea and all of teh other ones you shared too. Thanks for the inspiration!

btanders said...

Very cute! Looks yummy and fun!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I love stuff in jars too. These rolls look wonderful. I've baked them in flower pots before, but never jars, so I'm trying this next.

About Mrs. G said...

i think rolls are my favorite food!
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Lorie said...

Yum! Now I want one of those rolls AND one of the salads!!

shopannies said...

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Jackie said...

This is such a cool idea and they turned out so cute. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

Si said...

darling rolls in the jars!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Shopannies sent me. You are so right, these jars are popping up everywhere, and I do like it a lot. Thanks for sharing these.

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Such a cute idea! Love it!

Queen of the Princess said...

Love this I'm always up for new and awesome ideas....ok now for a question slash suggestion....do you have other recipes using jars? If so maybe you could tag them using the word jars so that others like me look over at your words and can grab the recipes from.there? Just a thought...I'm so glad I came across you, I was looking for marshmellow fluff fondant recipes and then saw this one.

Cindy said...

I have always loved Rhode's rolls....very close to my grandmother's made in a wood fired oven on the farm! And the jar idea is just THE cutest thing. Really gonna try this very soon.

Becky said...

How many does this make?

Becky said...

How many does this make?

Adele said...

Can you tell me if you made the rolls in half pint jars or pint jars??

glo said...

thank you for this idea..i never knew you could put glass jars in the oven,because of breakage..i must try it..off to the store for jars

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