Homemade bread is second only to ice cream on my list of “Things I’m so Glad I Can Make at Home.” Seriously, there’s not much that beats the smell of homemade bread. Because we’re moving soon (by the way, we bought a house!), I haven’t been baking nearly as much as I would like. Thankfully, our friends Katy and Juli gave us a good reason to bake when they hosted Friendsgiving a couple weekends ago. Thanksgiving may be over, but I don’t need a holiday to make these again. In fact, the rolls are so delicious that they do a good job of making even ordinary meals seem special.
These rolls embody everything a dinner roll should be – soft, fluffy and insanely tasty. There’s just enough rosemary and pepper in them to give them something extra. I love rosemary, but I know it can be overpowering in certain things. Not so with these. They’re herby in a subtle way, and they go so well with just about everything. Eric made a double batch of these for the party, and we lucked out with a couple left over that we used for sandwiches. Honestly, it’s worth making them just for that. We make dinner rolls of some sort every Thanksgiving and Christmas, and I’m glad to have another recipe to add to the rotation. Even better for us, since we’re always traveling during the holidays, is that these can be made in advance and frozen before the final rise. Homemade dinner rolls that we can make ahead of time? Huge win.