Warm cinnamon rolls, straight out of the oven, can you imagine anything better on Christmas morning? We couldn’t but we also realised that unless we got up in the middle of the night to start baking we would have to find a way of preparing them ahead of time and finishing them off on Christmas morning. This led us to a week of test baking and lots of eating to make sure they worked! A real hardship for us as you might imagine.
The method that worked best for us was to par bake the rolls, allow them to cool completely then cover and freeze immediately. You then remove the rolls from the freezer on Christmas Eve and allow them to defrost in the fridge overnight. We’ve made enough dough to allow us both a nice large batch of fresh rolls on Christmas morning, that can be baking while we get the coffee on and pour the bubbles.