While it takes a while because of all the necessary rising. It turned out amazing. Made it to give away as a gift and i was concerned because it takes so long but it was awesome!
Pennsylvania Dutch Tea Rolls
melfshipp Posted: 11/10/09
smd1212 Posted: 12/29/10
Delicious! Made for Christmas dinner, and the only change was I skipped the poppy seeds since no one in the family likes them. Everyone thought they were very tasty, similar to Hawaiian Bread in sweetness but much more dense. I thought they were a bit dry, may be because I baked a couple days early then froze, thawed and reheated. Don't know if I'd bother again, simply b/c my DH and son aren't bread freaks like me - or if I make yeast bread, they'd much prefer cinnamon rolls!
elenaash Posted: 11/26/09
Despite the long preparation time, these rolls are easy to make and are very, very tasty. They look great too. One word of caution: as the name "tea roll" implies, they are quite dense. Think biscuit versus a light, puffy little dinner roll. I served them for Thanksgiving and, while they received many compliments, they might be too heavy for some holiday meals. Some people ate them for dessert with dabs of cranberry sauce. Delicious as a breakfast roll, or with afternoon tea or coffee.
Spudly Posted: 12/09/10
Careful, if you make these for a special holiday you will have to make them forever afterward for that occasion because everyone will rave about them. So easy and they freeze geat. I just turn them out of the pan without separating them, wrap them tightly in foil, then place in a ziplock freezer bag. When I'm ready to use them, I take them out of the bag and let them defrost in the foil then warm them in the oven (still in the foil). Then just unwrap, separate, and enjoy!
rstarrlemaitre Posted: 01/08/11
It's not often I rate a simple bread recipe so highly, but these were great! Decadently chewy with perfect hints of sugar and butter in each bite. Equally good at dinner as they were with a cup of tea and jam for tea time!
FarmerD Posted: 01/04/13
I enjoy making yeast breads, but sometimes wonder whether it's worth all the time they take. Fortunately, this dough is easy to work with and the rolls were well-received at the gathering to which I took them. I count them a success & will use the recipe again. :)