Monday, November 12, 2018

Skillet Rolls #HolidaySideDishes #BakingBloggers

These wonderful rolls are formed, placed into a cast iron skillet to rise and then baked in the same skillet to a perfect golden brown.

They are the perfect addition to your Holiday table........

Welcome to this month's edition of Baking Bloggers hosted by Sue of Palatable Pastime.  Each month a group of bloggers is assigned a baking challenge.  We bake according to the theme and then get together to share our creations on the second Monday of each month.  This month's theme was Cast Iron Baking.  We could bake anything we wanted as long as it was in a cast iron vessel.

I do a lot of baking in cast iron.  All of my oven based braised dishes are made in an enamel cast iron dutch oven.  I have shared Beef Shanks Braised in Cola and Wine, Pork Roast with Apples, Sweet Potatoes and Turnips and Braised Chicken with Apples.

I have  also shared baked goods made in a cast iron skillet such as this Caramelized Pear Upside Down Cake or this Apple Pie in a Skillet.  Cast Iron skillets are also perfect for Deep Dish Pizza.

Today, however, I am sharing a recipe for these soft, tender dinner rolls that are perfect for all your holiday dinners.  My friend Heather of of Hezzi D's Books and Cooks invited all the members of Festive Foodies to join her in a week long adventure posting Holiday Side Dishes.  Heather wanted to make sure all of our readers had plenty of ideas and recipes when planning their holiday menus.  We will be posting today, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

These rolls are very easy.  They do take some time, due to the rising periods but bake time is just 15-18 minutes.  That means that they can go into the oven while your meat is resting and you are putting the other side dishes into serving vessels putting them on the table with the rest of the meal, hot from the oven.

I love when I am able to combine two events like this.  I am participating each day of the Holiday Sides event and looking forward to sharing some terrific recipes.  I hope you get lots of inspiration from my posts and those linked to my page.  

Let's start off by seeing what the others are baking up in Cast Iron today........

Let's take a look at more Holiday Side Dish ideas........

And now for my recipe adapted from one found at Taste of Home........

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Skillet Dinner Rolls

prep time: 2 hourcook time: 18 minstotal time: 2 hours and 18 mins
These wonderful rolls are formed, placed into a cast iron skillet to rise and then baked in the same skillet to a perfect golden brown.


1 pkg. Active Dry Yeast
1/4 c. warm water (110*)
1 c. milk, warmed to 110*
1 T. lemon juice
4 T. butter, room temperature
1/4 c. sugar
large pinch of salt
1/4 t. baking soda
1 egg
4-5 c. bread flour
1 T. butter, melted


Place warm water in bowl of stand mixer, sprinkle with yeast and stir to dissolve.  Let stand until foamy.

Add the lemon juice to the warmed milk.  Let stand for 5 minutes.

Add the milk,  4 Tablespoons butter, sugar, salt, baking soda  and egg to the yeast and  beat with the paddle attachment until well blended.  Turn mixer to low and add in 4 cups of the flour, a cup at a time.  Add in enough of the remaining cup, 1/4 c. at a time, for a soft dough to form.

Remove paddle attachment, replacing with dough hook and knead on medium  speed for 5 minutes, adding flour, a tablespoon at a time if necessary, until the ball is smooth and elastic.

Remove ball from bowl.  Spray bowl with olive oil.  Return ball to bowl, turning to cover all sides of the ball with oil.  Cover with a hot, damp towel and place in a warm, draft free area for about an hour, until doubled in size.

Punch dough down and knead by hand for a few minutes.  Divide into 15 even pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and place into a cast iron skillet that has been treated with cooking spray.  Cover with a warm damp towel and allow to rise until doubled, about half an hour.

Drizzle with the 1 Tablespoon melted butter and place in a preheated 375* oven.  Bake for 15-18 minutes, until golden brown and baked through.  Remove from skillet to cool. 


Adapted from a recipe found at Taste of Home
Created using The Recipes Generator


  1. I have got to get my Gram's cast iron cleaned up. These look awesome!

  2. You need good rolls like these to sop up all that gravy!

  3. These rose beautifully!! Yes, great minds! Except why didn't I think of combining both events!! =)

    1. I combine whenever possible Karen, it is too crazy otherwise.

  4. I am pinning these- I have to host this year, and this is a great way to make a lot of rolls!

  5. If my house wasn't so darn cold, I would totally try and make these! As of right now...they would never rise!!! This Old House of mine is a mighty drafty cold house!!!

    1. You can warm the oven and then let them rise inside with the oven off.

  6. Beautifully baked rolls Wendy! Perfect with soup or gravies.


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