Celebration Rolls

I haven't made these in almost a year and I don't know why. These are fantastic rolls.

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The day before you make the rolls, make the starter.


1 1/4 cups of bread flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. rapid rise yeast
1/2 cup of cool water

Mix this together. It will be stiff. Cover it with plastic wrap and let it sit in a warm place for 24 hours.

To make the rolls:

Pour 1 cup of water into your mixer bowl and add 1/2 teaspoon of rapid rise yeast.

Add all of the starter. Mix in 1 teaspoon of salt and 3 1/2 cups of water. Knead until you have a nice smooth dough. Cover and allow to rise until doubled in bulk.

Saute' some onions and set them aside to cool.

When the dough has risen, roll it out into a thin rectangle.

Spread it with soft butter.

Sprinkle it with granulated garlic and grated Gruyere cheese.

Place them on parchment covered cookie sheets.

I always double the recipe when I make these. The second batch was filled with the sauteed onions and Fontina cheese.

Slice them into 1 1/4 inch pieces.

Let them rise until they puff a bit.

Cool them on wire racks.

You can use all kinds of cheese and fresh herbs from your garden in these.


those look so good....when i first saw them i thought we were in cinnamon bun territory and then i see guyere and onions...savory rolls....love it.

these would be great with soup...raining out here and i feel like a soup making day...

kary and teddy
Anonymous said…
I don´t think I´ve seen rolls like this before (or have I here?). This is a must do when I can use my fire heated owen in autumn again!

Have a great day!
Anonymous said…
What a wonderful looking roll. I really must try this one some time.

Pricilla said…
Yummy with soup!
Anonymous said…
ooo,, how good is this,, is this like a sour dough starter?I love the savoury aspect of these,, yup,, this is good,,(and the bonus of garlic keeping evil away),, lol
Guillaume said…
Simple and it looks delicious.
justjoycee said…
They look great and very tasty&heats;
Himself is making me cabbage beef soup today, these rolls would be a perfect fit!

Thanks so much!

xoxo to Teddy
My Grama's Soul said…
Those look so yummy. I wonder....could one make a sweet roll out of these. Perhaps cinnamon rolls....I think I'll try. I'll let you know how they turn out.

petoskystone said…
another keeper! :) i am wondering, as my little kitchen has minimal air circulation & no a/c, if a kitchen can get too hot for the starter to brew?