It can feel rewarding to spend hours in the kitchen making a huge meal from scratch. But if you want to carve out a little extra time for yourself, dinner rolls are the perfect corner to cut.
It’s great to have bread with your meal – and to have it on-hand for leftovers sandwiches – but it’s hardly the main event. And The Kitchn has some easy tips for making perfectly OK store-bought dinner rolls taste great:
- Serve them warm. You can put them in the oven, wrapped in foil, or microwave them under a damp towel.
- Brush on melted butter. This works best with oven-warming – just do it before the buns go into the oven.
- Top with fresh herbs. Finely chopped rosemary, sage, thyme or oregano make this an excellent upgrade. (The butter you just brushed on will help them stick.)
- Sprinkle with flaky salt. Do this right before serving (and go with unsalted butter for trick two) and you’ll get a bonus texture and flavour pop.
Now just remember to let the butter you serve with your rolls has come to room temperature, too.