Rolls Without the Oven
Time is running out and the dinner time is nearing. The oven is already jam packed with food cooking till the very last minute. What do you do?
We have all been there at some point and time. That point of "What do I do?" when preparing a meal. Sometimes you will luck out and your dinner guests will be a few minute late so you can get that last minute thing in the oven or microwave just in time. To that we say, NO MORE! For over two decades Camp Chef has been out elevating the outdoor cooking experience. But, if it can cook in the great outdoors, it can certainly cook in the backyard.
This time around, cook your dinner rolls, and more, in your Smoke Vault. Why you ask? Simple. It can hit a temperature of 400°F with no issues and has as much room, if not more, than your standard oven. Still not sure? Check out the amazing rolls we baked in our 24" Smoke Vault.
1. Remove the chip tray in your Smoke Vault then turn it on and let it run at medium-low heat for approximately 15 minutes. This will help remove any of the smoky flavor from previous food smoking adventures.
2. Now just run the Smoke Vault like your oven. Medium-low heat will get the Smoke Vault to run between 350° and 375° with no issues.
3. While the smoker is pre-heating, take a quick breather, maybe grab a snack, and make sure your rolls have fully risen. We followed the instructions on the bag for letting the rolls rise. For some of the best rolls, we've found that letting them rise overnight works wonders.
4. Put the rolls on the Smoke Vault racks. We did space ours out a bit to ensure no rolls hit the bottom of a rack. Try to do this quickly to prevent heat loss in your smoker.
5. Once the door is shut, wait about 5 minutes for the gauge to read 350°. Once there, start your timer like you normally would. Every 5 minutes or so, be sure to check the temperature of the smoker to ensure it doesn't get to hot.
6. Once your timer is finished, turn off the smoker, than pull out your rolls.
7. Lastly, enjoy!
*When cooking in cast iron, figure another 5+ minutes of cook time to allow the cast iron to heat up.