Follow these step-by-step instructions for easy heart shaped dinner rolls – perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Every year for Valentine’s day we do a heart themed meal for our family dinner. These Valentine’s dinner rolls have become my new go-to because they are so easy and my girls think they are just about the best things ever. Because what little girl doesn’t love heart shaped food?? Am I right?! Let’s get started!
Valentine Heart Shaped Dinner Rolls
Begin by preparing your favorite dinner roll bread dough. (Our favorite recipe is HERE.)
When you are ready to shape your rolls pull off about 2 ounces of dough.
On a floured surface, roll the dough out with the tips of your fingers until it is 4 inches long. You may need to use both hands.
With a sharp knife, cut down the center of the dough, leaving 1/2 inch at the end still attached. This will create a V shape.
Fold one end of the V down into the center.
And repeat with the second side to create a heart shape.
If you need to, lightly press the sides in to get the correct shape.
Place your roll on a prepared baking sheet and repeat with the remaining dough.
Next allow the rolls to proof. When proofing bread I like to spray plastic wrap with a little olive oil and lightly place it (oil side down) over the rolls. This helps keeps the moisture in and is super easy to remove once the rolls are ready to go in the oven.
Finally, bake your rolls according to your recipe’s instructions, until golden brown, and brush them with melted butter as desired.
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