Rhodes Frozen Texas Rolls
Place frozen rolls directly in the bottom of your greased 3 quart slow cooker. Place them so they aren’t touching (see picture). Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours. The tops won’t really “brown” like they do in the oven, so make sure not to overcook them even though they don’t look done. (As you can see mine got a little too done on the bottoms)
As I was making this recipe, I thought there was a limited chance for success. Seeing as I didn’t let them thaw or raise. However, I was pleasantly suprised that they turned out wonderful and were promptly eaten. There was even the fresh bread baking smell in my house when I got home. And all I did was take a bag out of the freezer, open in and place contents in my slow cooker. So easy! 4 stars.
I tried these again tonight, only this time I used my 6 quart slow cooker for 6 rolls instead of my 3 quart slow cooker. I cooked them on HIGH for 2 hours and they got too done and they didn’t raise enough. They definitely turn out better in the smaller slow cooker. If you only have a 6 quart slow cooker, I would either put more rolls in (like 10ish) or I would insert an oven safe dish inside the cooker and place the rolls directly in the corningware/pyrex instead of directly in the slow cooker. Let me know how it works for you!
Has anyone tried this with thawed and risen dough?….I may try it and see if it makes a difference…
I tried this like you suggested using more rolls for a bigger crock pot and followed recipe to the letter. One problem though they didn't rise as well as they could have, and I noticed per smell they were getting too done and the cooking time wasn't even finished. The bottoms turned out very brown and hard, and if I would have cooked them longer, the roll bottoms would have been charcoal. I had maybe 45 minutes left to cook and had to remove them. Don't know what I did wrong, but won't do this again.
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Thanks Jax! Glad it worked for you!
This is a fantastic idea and works beautifully. Love slow cooking and your blog is GREAT!!!Keep the great ideas coming.
I just love slow cooking..I use my Crockpot once in a while to produce healthy foods for my family. this is a great idea for heating up my rolls. i often can't guess the right time to pull out the rolls.
Salons in Utah says
Great idea! I just started following this blog. I saw that you were featured on ksl as cooking in a crock pot for 1 year!
I have subscribed thanks!
Tom and Juli says
this is awesome! I always pull out my rolls to defrost either too early or too late (or I forget about them). This totally takes away all the guess work… I'm going to make it tonight. Thanks!