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Herbed Accordian Dinner Rolls

 Herbed Accordian Dinner Rolls
To dress up everyday Dinner Rolls (recipe at right), our Test Kitchen brushes herbed butter over the dough, then forms accordion rolls. The aroma while baking is incredible!
24 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min.


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 teaspoon plus 1/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1-1/4 cups warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 to 6-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 egg white, beaten


  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water with 1 teaspoon sugar.
  • Add milk, melted butter, eggs, salt, 3 cups flour and remaining
  • sugar; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a
  • soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the
  • top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down; place on a lightly floured surface. Divide into
  • four portions. Roll each portion into a 14x6-in. rectangle. Combine

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Herbed Accordian Dinner Rolls (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • softened butter and Italian seasoning; spread over dough.
  • Score each rectangle widthwise at 2-in. intervals. Using marks as a
  • guide, fold dough accordion-style back and forth along score lines.
  • Cut folded dough into six 1-in. pieces. Place pieces cut side down
  • in greased muffin cups. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Refrigerate
  • for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Uncover and let stand at room temperature
  • 10 minutes before baking. Brush with egg white. Bake 18-22 minutes
  • or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2
  • dozen.
Basil & Oregano Dinner Rolls: Substitute 1/2 teaspoon each dried oregano and basil for Italian seasoning. Fresh Herb Dinner Rolls: Substitute 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley and 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme for Italian seasoning.
Nutritional Facts: 1 roll equals 186 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.