Very, very good! This was my first attempt at making yeasted bread, so I was a little nervous about committing to bringing rolls for Easter, but they turned out great! Everyone loved them. The dough is VERY sticky, but I was able to roll them up. They sure weren't as pretty as the picture, but they looked nice enough for a family brunch. A big hit. I would definitely make these again, maybe playing around with the herbs some.
No-Knead Overnight Parmesan and Thyme Rolls
FoodieSandi Posted: 04/06/10
Jeanne15 Posted: 05/03/10
These were a great accompaniment to a pasta dinner, and it was a special treat to have homemade bread. I liked that the prep work was done the night before, and the flavor was good. We used fresh thyme from our garden. Will definitely make these again!
Jessie123 Posted: 04/16/10
I thought these were dry and not very favorful. We added honey to give it a little more flavor.
lilyfaebride Posted: 04/04/10
Delicious! Relatively easy to make, I didn't add the extra flour and I should have. The dough was a little to sticky to roll so mine weren't as pretty as they should have been but they sure tasted good. I'd make a double batch next time.
JessicaLuu Posted: 06/07/10
Seemed intimidating at first, but they really are easy and quick to make. My only caveat is that the dough will be very sticky, so make sure you flour the surface you roll them out on very well, or the dough will stick. I make these with Spaghetti with Sausage and Simple Tomato Sauce, and they are a huge hit. My husband was so impressed that I didn't buy these.
crazyjane Posted: 12/23/10
this is a really good and easy recipe. Sometimes we substitute Herbs de Provance for the thyme. We also add roasted garlic sometimes. Really yummy! Good for any occasion.
HelloSunshine1 Posted: 03/26/11
The flavor is very good. However, I need help from the other reviewers. The yeast never seemed to bubble even though it was in date and the water was warm enough. Went to the store and got more yeast. Not really sure if it truly bubbled. Used all but 1/2 to 1 T of the flour. The egg might have sat out too long since I had to go to the store. The dough made up into a sticky dough, but never rose. Does anyone know what might have gone wrong? The rolls cooked up fairly well, not roll shaped, but still good to eat.
EllenFL Posted: 04/25/11
Somewhere between a 3 and a 4. I served these with CL's "Glorious Easter Menu" with ham, deviled eggs, carrot soup, roasted potatoes with artichokes, strawberries and cream and salad and this was the most difficult course! I am not a baker. My yeast didn't bubble even tho it was fresh. And the instructions say not to add extra flour or it will be dry but this was so sticky you have to! The taste was OK, a little dry, but everyone liked having homemade bread and it smelled good. Nothing like the presentation and all different sizes!!
SingingGourmand Posted: 05/27/13
They taste utterly sinful! A huge hit - they disappeared immediately.
Beth911 Posted: 03/13/13
The whole family loved these - especially the kids. It may defeat the purpose of the "overnight" but I found the easiest way for me to do this was to put the ingredients in my breadmaker on the dough setting (I did end up adding 1-2Tbs of flour while it was kneading). When it was finished I removed the dough, rolled it out and continued with the recipe. They came out wonderful and looked very much like the picture. I have tried this before the way that it calls for but like everyone else it tasted good but didn't look so good. Also with the way I did it this time it easily made 12 good sized rolls.
Carisa58 Posted: 03/18/13
These rolls are utterly delicious, even though my first effort did not rise as highly and prettily as in the picture. It may have had something to do with the fact that I forgot to reduce the oven temperature when I put the rolls in the oven, so they may have baked a little too quickly. But I do think that the dough was a little too liquid and I do intend to add 1 or 2 more tablespoons of flour next time or reduce the milk by 1 or 2 tablespoons. I think that would help to define the 'roll-up lines'. My yeast never bubbled either (I tried 3 different packets) and after researching it online, I think that you have to add sugar to the yeast and water to make it bubble. Did the recipe writer actually test that step??? Other than that, they are easy to make and very more-ish. I made them for a dinner party and would definitely make them again.
KHallAllison Posted: 11/15/12
Made these last night. They tasted great, but mine looked nothing like the picture. Because the dough was so sticky, there were no real separations in the layers - the cut rolls kind of sunk together on the pan and looked a little like puffy pancakes. Any ideas on how to get them to be prettier without adding more flour and making them dry?