Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon
Article

How to Shape Knotted Dinner Rolls

Get the recipe for Buttery Knotted Dinner Rolls

Save to Recipe Box
Print
Add Private Note
Saved Add to List

    Add to List

Print
Add Recipe Note

The knotted dinner rolls in Peter Reinhart’s story may look like they were made by a professional baker, but they’re actually simple to make at home. Follow these steps to shaping the dough and your rolls will look just as beautiful as the ones the pros make.

how to shape dinner rolls how to shape dinner rolls
Step 1: Line two 13×18-inch rimmed baking sheets with parchment or nonstick baking liners and lightly mist them with vegetable oil spray.   Step 2: Using a bench knife, divide the dough into eighteen pieces (about 2-1/4 oz. each).

 

how to shape dinner rolls how to shape dinner rolls
Step 3: With your hands, roll one piece into a 12-inch-long rope. If the dough starts to stick, mist your work surface lightly with vegetable oil spray or wipe it with a damp towel. Don’t use flour.   Step 4: Wrap the dough around your fingers into a loose knot; there should be about 2 inches of dough free at each end.

 

how to shape dinner rolls how to shape dinner rolls
Step 5: Wrap the left end of the dough up and over the loop.   Step 6: Wrap the right end down and around the loop. Lightly squeeze the two ends of dough together in the center to secure them.

 

how to shape dinner rolls how to shape dinner rolls
Step 7: Gently squeeze the whole piece of dough into a nice rounded shape. Put the roll, pretty side up, on a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough. Mist the top of the rolls with vegetable oil spray and cover loosely with plastic wrap.   Step 8: Let the rolls sit at room temperature until they just begin to swell, 30 minutes to 1 hour for room-temperature dough, 1 to 1-1/2 hours for refrigerated dough.

Comments

Leave a Comment

Comments

  • Teresahn | 10/11/2014

    Excellent! this is very original. They look very tasty!

  • dioclaus | 04/19/2014

    Very good recipe, very tasty and original! Surely put into practice

  • NannasKitchen | 03/22/2014

    Will be sharing this recipe with my two daughters and sisters for SURE!

  • justjeana | 01/23/2012

    I made these "Buttery Knotted Dinner Rolls" very recently.In spite of my learning how to do the knot with soft dough they turned out beautifully shaped. They came out of the oven a delicious golden brown color and filled the kitchen with a wonderful aroma. They were a hit with family and guests. I will be making them for every special occasion. justjeana

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Delicious Dish

Find the inspiration you crave for your love of cooking

Fine Cooking Magazine

Subscribe today
and save up to 44%

Already a subscriber? Log in.

Videos

View All

Moveable Feast Logo

Season 4 Extras

Topping, VA (409)

Pete welcomes us to Virginia on this episode of Moveable Feast, where we meet skilled oystermen Ryan & Travis Croxton, as well as chef Dylan Fultineer. Dylan brings Pete to…

View all Moveable Feast recipes and video extras

Connect

Follow Fine Cooking on your favorite social networks