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.

The Refrigerator Thaw Method

  1. Spray your pan with cooking spray.
  2. Place frozen dough on your pan. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap to keep from sticking to dough while rising.
  3. Place your pan in the refrigerator overnight or all day long. When you’re ready to begin baking, take the pan out of the refrigerator. Make sure dough is double in size. You may need to let the product continue to rise slightly at room temperature. This is a great time to preheat your oven.
  4. Remove the plastic wrap and bake according to package instructions.


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 perfect for these recipes. There is nothing like a hot, ooey, gooey Butterscotch Bubble Loaf or Monkey Bread on Christmas morning.