Crusty Bread Rolls with Bacon Sage Butter
These Homemade Crusty Bread Rolls are perfect for dipping in my melted butter with bacon and fresh sage recipe. A truly simple and flavorful appetizer to enjoy with drinks and perfect for any holiday entertaining event.
In my opinion, there is no better aroma in the kitchen than the smell of fresh bread being baked to perfection and these rolls are so crazy easy to make! (trust me, I’m not an expert baker and I even I can do it).
As you may have already realized, this is in no way a traditionally healthy recipe! But, ‘tis the season for indulgence – so, well, yes, you have a free pass. And no bad recipe has ever started with bacon cooked in butter, has it?
The bacon dip itself is made with just 3 ingredients. Just be aware of how salty your bacon is and remember to taste test it before you salt it. For this reason, I like to use unsalted butter and if you find that it does need salt, you can still add salt, but remember you can’t ever take salt out!
The rolls (or buns), I adapted from my Easy Sesame Rolls. And, these have a wonderful, crusty exterior that leads to the fluffiest inside possible. Plus, they are perfect for mopping, which is very, very important.
This recipe makes 8 rolls. If you’re serving 4 people, you can freeze half of the dough, or serve 8 and double the recipe for the bacon butter.
The bacon dip would be delicious, tossed with freshly cooked pasta with grated Parmesan for a finishing touch.
To serve: I like to bake each roll in mini cast iron bowls and serve the bacon butter in mini cast iron skillets. This helps keeps both items warm and the butter stays melted longer. Amazon is my go-to for all things cast iron.
Fresh sage is such a wonderful pairing with freshly cooked bacon. If you’ve never tried it, do it and you’ll see what I mean. If you’re not a sage fan, this recipe also works with fresh rosemary and/or thyme. You can use more than 1 herb as most herbs do taste good together.