Sometimes dough has been allowed to thaw and refreeze, which can deactivate the yeast. Also make sure the dough has does not have ice crystals or is close to the expiration date. Make sure you don’t buy thawed dough at your store. Please contact customer service and we will be glad to get you a replacement.
The Speed Thaw Method can be used to thaw dough faster. This method should be used with caution as the dough can easily over rise if not monitored closely
Spray pan with cooking spray. Place frozen dough in pan, and cover with sprayed plastic wrap to keep it from sticking to the rolls while rising. Preheat oven to 200°F. Then turn the oven off.
Boil 2 quarts water and put in a pan on the lowest rack. Put rolls in the oven and let thaw and rise until double in size. Remove the pan of water. Carefully remove the wrap.
The speed method still takes some time 1-2 hours depending on which product. It is also common for some discoloration to occur when using the speed method. We recommend only using this method when you are in a major time crunch. The other two methods are much more likely to provide you with a successful, delicious baked product.
For the best baking success, use the Rhodes Refrigerator Thaw Method to let your dough thaw and start to rise. You can use this method for all Thaw Rise & Bake products.
Spray pan with cooking spray. Place frozen dough in pan, and cover with sprayed plastic wrap to keep it from sticking to rolls while rising. Refrigerate dough overnight. In the morning the rolls may need to continue rising at room temperature until double in size. Carefully remove wrap. Then bake according to package instructions
For the best baking success, use the Rhodes Refrigerator Thaw Method to let your dough thaw and start to rise. Extending the thaw time in your refrigerator allows the flavor of the dough to become more complex and robust. You can use this method for all Thaw Rise & Bake products. This is a great way to have warm Cinnamon Rolls for breakfast.
You can also place rolls in the refrigerator in the morning. Take the rolls out in the evening when you arrive home. Once double in size, bake your rolls while dinner is cooking. Enjoy your freshly baked rolls with your meal.
Have you ever made our Butterscotch Bubble Loaf or Monkey Bread? The refrigerator method works perfectly for these recipes. There is nothing like a hot, ooey, gooey Butterscotch Bubble Loaf or Monkey Bread on Christmas morning.
Dough will thaw and rise faster if it is in a warm spot in your home. Try putting your pan on top the refrigerator or in direct sunlight. You also might try putting on top a heating pad or in the oven with just the light on.
You can punch down the dough and reshape it. Then let it rise again. Remember, since it is already thawed, it will rise quickly.
Of course not. Just make sure that you put it back in the coldest part of your freezer and make sure it is sealed airtight. You might want to put what you don’t use in a ziplock bag.
Make sure to check the “best by” date. Look for the furthest out date. Don’t buy if rolls are stuck together, have ice crystals, or are thawed. Store in the coldest part of your freezer. Use the opened package within 30 days for the best results
Eat Rhodes products within a few days of baking because our products don’t contain preservatives.
You can reheat baked rolls by wrapping them in foil and placing them in a 350ºF oven for 5-7 minutes.