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DINNER ROLLS OR BUNS, SOFT — HOMEMADE

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4-5 days
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3 months (best quality)

Tips

  • How long do homemade dinner rolls last? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - cool home-baked rolls thoroughly before storing.
  • To maximize the shelf life of homemade dinner rolls, place the homemade dinner rolls in a plastic storage bag, or wrap in foil and store at room temperature.
  • How long do homemade dinner rolls last at room temperature? Properly stored, homemade dinner rolls will last for about 5 days at normal room temperature.
  • In extremely warm, humid temperatures, homemade dinner rolls should be frozen for longer-term storage.
  • How long do homemade dinner rolls last in the fridge? Homemade dinner rolls should ideally not be refrigerated, as they will dry out and become stale faster than storage at room temperature.
  • Can you freeze homemade dinner rolls? Yes, to freeze: Place the buns in a heavy-duty freezer bag or wrap the buns tightly with aluminum foil or plastic freezer wrap and freeze.
  • How long do homemade dinner rolls last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for about 3 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only - homemade dinner rolls that have been kept constantly frozen at 0°F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How to tell if homemade dinner rolls are bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the rolls or buns: discard any rolls or buns that have an off smell or appearance; if mold appears, discard the rolls.

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