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Herbed Fan Tan Dinner Rolls

Yield 1 dozen
When baked, the layers in this roll spread out to mimic a fan.


  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 (17.4-ounce) package refrigerated loaf bread (we tested with Pillsbury Homestyle)

How to Make It

  1. Combine butter and Italian seasoning, stirring well.

  2. Roll dough into a 15" x 8" rectangle. Cut into 4 (2"-wide) lengthwise strips. Stack strips on top of each other. Cut strips crosswise into 12 equal pieces.

  3. Place each piece, cut side up, into greased muffin pans; brush with butter mixture. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 25 minutes or until doubled in bulk. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until golden. Brush with butter mixture again, if desired.

  4. Make-Ahead: Place dough pieces in muffin pans; brush with butter mixture. Cover and freeze. Thaw, covered in a warm place 2 hours or until doubled in bulk. Bake as directed.

Christmas with Southern Living 1999