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Dotcooks Aug 27, 2013 12:18 PM

When cooking for a crowd I'm often confronted with the dilemma of where to get reasonably priced soft smaller sized brioche type rolls..your thoughts??

  1. The Professor Sep 1, 2013 09:01 AM

    I've yet to find anything better for sliders than white (aka 'snowflake' ) dinner rolls. The potato rolls just don't cut it for me...I dislike the texture...they're usually _too_soft. Just my personal taste...lots of people do like them though.

    As much as I despise (with a few notable exceptions) the lousy bread sold by the supermarket in-store "bakeries" that are so ubiquitous these days, the 'snowflake' rolls which many of them sell really fill the bill for great sliders. Apart from homemade rolls, they'r my first choice.

    1. coll Aug 31, 2013 04:58 PM

      Do you get Martin's Potato Rolls there? Because their dozen pack is the answer to all my prayers, when it comes to slider rolls.

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        Jordan Aug 31, 2013 07:24 PM

        Sorry, no. Those aren't sold in Minnesota.

        Trader Joe's used to sell a six pack of pretty decent slider buns. I don't know if they still carry them. Other than that, I've had to bake my own. Not too difficult.

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          coll Sep 1, 2013 06:10 AM

          Oh well. I've had it on my list to make my own burger rolls, but somehow still haven't gotten around to it. I have the recipe, I have the yeast, don't know what's stopping me!

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            docfood Sep 1, 2013 07:59 AM

            Up until today, maybe it was the heat!

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              coll Sep 1, 2013 08:03 AM

              You may be right. I was hoping to make some for a BBQ at some point; but with the weather the way it has been, probably still plenty of time!

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          Dotcooks Sep 1, 2013 08:14 AM

          I love these and agree they are great. However, size is too big (and we don't get them here)..I needed 25 dozen rolls for an event I'm having..Way too many to bake my own :):) Am getting them at St. Agnes Baking Company...happy with that.. love Salty Tart of course!! But too $$$ for that number..Thanks for the suggestions..

          1. re: Dotcooks
            coll Sep 1, 2013 08:19 AM

            Oh I know what you're saying. I just get them for my husband and myself. For a party, I'd go another way. Unless I was REALLY trying to impress!

            But I think the size is perfect. It is a new size roll, one dozen to the package not six. In case you want to try for yourself sometime.

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          kuan Aug 31, 2013 04:56 PM

          King's Hawaiian sweet rolls.

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            ChillyDog Aug 27, 2013 12:49 PM

            Salty Tart

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