Monday, November 12, 2012

The Cutest Turkey Shaped Dinner Rolls!

Greetings Friends...

This is an updated post from when I first started my blog a year ago and I wanted to share it with you. These darling rolls will bring you RAVE reviews and they are so delicious!! 

                      Turkey Shaped Dinner Roll Tutorial

To start you need a package of 24 frozen rolls. ( I use wheat rolls for the turkeys.)Take frozen rolls out of package and put on  large greased baking pans to thaw (I use 2 pans). When rolls are thawed but still cold preheat oven to 350* 
We start with one single roll.
With your hands press down to flatten but keep round.

Flatten a second roll and cut off about 1/3 of dough. 

Flatten large piece to make tail and attach to first roll by pressing together

Take remaining smaller piece and roll between hands to make a short rope.

Shape into an elongated S and press against front part of first roll to make the head and neck.

    With scissors cut a beak and make the ‘waddle.’
Push a pepper corn in for the eye and a thin slivered almond for the beak.
Here is a close up of the head, beak, eye and waddle.
With scissors cut back of tail to make feathers.  
  Beat an egg well and brush over entire body and tail. (There is NO PHOTO showing this but it very important for the nuts and seeds to stick).
Take sliced almonds and overlapping press in dough to make feathers. Press pepper corns, cracked mixed pepper corns, finely chopped pecans or walnuts, small seeds like sesame or cracked sunflower seeds into body. Press in firmly.
 I also put on  a very light touch of Kosher salt on each roll.
Continue making turkeys. I put 6 turkeys on each pan. This recipe makes 12 LARGE turkeys.
Let rise 20 minutes. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden.  Remove from oven when done and immediately stick two pretzel sticks in bottom pushing way in to make the legs. Let cool for a few minutes. Then using a large spatula place each turkey roll on a cooling rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Aren’t these baked turkey rolls just beautiful!. The nuts and seeds are toasted in the oven while the roll is baking And it makes the rolls absolutely delicious! Enjoy!

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Eileen said...

Wow, those are so cute! I never would have thought of doing that. How lucky your guests are.
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your kind comments and for following me. I'm so glad you did because it allowed me to discover your blog, which is very charming. I'm your latest follower. :)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Those little turkey rolls are the cutest things ever, Nann! Thanks for re-posting them for Thnaksgiving.

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Nann! I haven't been getting your email notices of new posts. I just got your email about it. I'll try to find out if there's something weird going on on my end.

Anonymous said...

cute idea! ~ Roberta

Anonymous said...

What a cute idea! I love it! Nancy, you are so talented! :)

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Oh my gosh Nancy these are a work of art. Look like they are a bit of work, but worth all the effort! I am not cooking for family this year. It's our off year with all the kids. I must try these next year. I resubscribed to your e-mail and it said that I was already subscribed. We'll see if I get an e-mail next time.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Forgot to say, please link these up to Share Your Cup tomorrow!
Double hugs,

Carol said...


This so cute. I love it.

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

I just found your sweet comments on my blog, and I came right over to thank you and to see your blog. I'm so glad I did! What a darling tutorial! Will be following you!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Wow, that an adorable roll! That you for sharing it! Thanks for coming by also! Yes, kindred spirits! Happy Thanksgiving! xox

Ivy and Elephants said...

What adorable rolls! I'm so glad you said I could use the frozen kind, I think I might be able to pull these off, LOL.
Wishing you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

Michele said...

Nann! Oh how did I ever miss this adorab le idea?

I bet your grands LOVED that adorable turkey shaped roll idea, how cute!!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, my sweet friend.

Big hugs,


Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Sweet Nancy, check out my blog when you get a chance.
Christmas Tables post.

Alycia Nichols said...

You are just TOO MUCH!!!! How do you know how to do all this stuff?!??!! Where on earth do you find the patience?!??!?!!! These are SO cute, and I would be the hit of the party if I made them...but I know I can't!!! Terrific job, Nann!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I know this is an older post but that turkey is the cutest darn thing!!

Thanks so much for your visit and sweet comments. Good to see you again!!


Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Oh my, so creative and looks YUMMY! Thanks so much for visiting and for your sweet comments! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Nann! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the sweet comment. It really is indeed me. I decided to come back to my blog!

I've always enjoyed your creative ways of serving food. I hope your family and guests feel special knowing the time and creative you put into making their meals so special. These dinner rolls are so cute for the holidays. Thanks for sharing how to make them.

Karen Wheeler said...

Well, here it is November, 2013 (almost) so I found your delightful blog and these too-darned-cute-for-words rolls just in time for this year's Thanksgiving! I cannot wait to make them. You are truly masterful in your presentations and I'll be BACK!!! THANK YOU!!

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