I was making chicken spaghetti the other night, and wanted just the right bread to go with it. I visited the Red Star Yeast website and found One-Hour Pan Rolls Italiano. The "one hour" part of the description caught my eye, and the "Italiano"part sounded perfect for spaghetti.
These rolls go together pretty quickly. Much of the one hour is the time the rolls need to rise- and you can use that time to prep the rest of the meal.
The roll recipe (here) includes directions for using a bread machine, stand mixer, or food processor. I used my stand mixer. You just mix in the ingredients, let the machine knead for a few minutes, then shape into 16 rolls:
Your kitchen smells wonderful while the rolls bake: the delicious, warm aroma of yeast bread, layered with the fragrance of Italian herbs and cheese.
These rolls bake up big and fluffy, and have a savory flavor that would compliment other dishes containing herbs such as oregano or basil. They're pretty, too- bits of herbs peek through here and there, and the parmesan cheese on top gives them a bit of a rustic flair.