I saw this recipe in a magazine called Food Everyday by Martha Stewart. The rolls looked so pretty I decided to give the recipe a try. The recipe uses pizza dough which you can either make (my recipe is available at http://homemakersdaily.com/quick-and-easy-homemade-pizza-dough/) or you can use the pre-made pizza dough available in the refrigerator section of the grocery store. By the way, I weighed my dough and it makes the one pound of dough called for in the recipe.
The rolls were easy, delicious and so pretty! And as an added bonus, change out the spices sprinkled on top and it tastes completely different.
So here’s the recipe:
Place 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil in an 8-inch square baking dish. Divide 1 pound pizza dough, thawed, if frozen, into 16 pieces. Form each piece into a tight ball and place in dish, turning to coat with oil. Cover dish with plastic wrap; set aside in a
warm, draft-free place until balls double in size, 40 to 45 minutes (or refrigerate overnight; bring to room temperature and let rise before baking). Preheat oven to 350 with rack
in lower third. Season each roll with coarse salt and ground pepper and bake until golden brown, 35 minutes. Brush rolls with 1 tablespoon oil and let cool slightly. Serve warm. Serves 8.