Rolls are very versatile and can be made into a variety of shapes to suit your fancy. I made several different type of rolls for Thanksgiving last year so I decided to make a separate post on how to shape them. I hope you’ll find this information useful.
It’s really fun to shape rolls! In the photo tutorial below, you’ll learn how to shape three different types of dinner rolls: Single Knot Rolls, Crescent Rolls and Butterfly Rolls.
The main thing to remember when shaping rolls is to have fun. Don’t let the dough intimidate you. It will work with you if you relax and just enjoy the process. Even if you don’t get the shape exactly right the first time (or the fifth time), the rolls will still be unique and taste good. My rolls never seem to last long enough for the recipient to complain about the shape.
Shaping Butterfly Rolls
The Butterfly Rolls are in the front of this photo. I think using a bigger spoon might help keep the indention from closing up during the bake.
Shaping Crescent Rolls
I hope you enjoy this tutorial on shaping rolls.
If you’re looking for the recipe for the rolls featured in this tutorial, click here.
For more Roll Recipes, click here.
To learn how to shape additional types of rolls, click here.