How to Shape Herbed Fan-Tans

Learn how to make your own dinner rolls — step by step.

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Photo By: Ryan Liebe ©Ryan K Liebe

Photo By: Ryan Liebe ©Ryan K Liebe

Photo By: Ryan Liebe ©Ryan K Liebe

Step 1

Brush two 12-cup muffin pans with some of the melted butter. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide in half. Pat each half into a 10-inch square, about 1/4 inch thick. Cut each square into 8 equal strips with a bench scraper or chef's knife. Brush the strips with melted butter.

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Step 2

Gently stack 4 strips on top of each other and pat into an even thickness. Repeat with the remaining strips to make 4 stacks. Cut each stack into 6 pieces. 

Step 3

Place the pieces cut-side up in the prepared muffin pan and gently separate the layers. Loosely cover with plastic wrap and let stand until puffy, about 45 minutes.