I first saw Margherita Simili, the great Italian baker, demonstrate how to make these rolls at the old Peter Kump’s Cooking School in the late 1980s. Margherita was in the United States to visit and teach at numerous cooking schools.
These are the ultimate fancy dinner rolls.
Keep the rolls loosely covered on the day they are baked. Bag and freeze for longer storage. For advance preparation, freeze the rolls, then defrost, reheat at 375°F (190°C) for 5 minutes, and cool them before serving.
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