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!

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