Just Like Lambert's: The famous "Throwed Rolls" recipe!
When Joshua and I got married, we lived near Springfield, Missouri for a couple years. Lambert's Cafe was nearby, and a fun and unique dining experience!
At Lambert's, I had fried okra for the first time (so yummy!!). I tasted "chicken fried steak" with white gravy and then went home to re-create it for Joshua (my mom never made that growing up).
But the best part? The piping hot "Throwed Rolls"! While diners look over the menu, order, and enjoy their meals, servers roll out carts of steaming just-out-of-the-oven hot dinner rolls. These aren't "healthy" dinner rolls. They're super soft and a little sweet. Even more sweet if you plaster them with butter and honey from the honey bears on the table, like I always did.
Indeed, Lambert's Cafe "Throwed Rolls" are unforgettable! It's been almost 8 years since I've been to Lambert's, but I can still almost taste the melty buttery hot rolls. Have I mentioned how soft they are?
This recipe for Just Like Lambert's "Throwed Rolls" is on a lot of websites, and from what I've read (including comments from past employees) it is the exact recipe Lambert's Cafe uses. I didn't change the ingredient list a bit, but I did re-write the instructions and take pictures, of course! :)
These "Throwed Rolls" are perfect. The recipe makes a dozen nice big rolls, baked in a muffin pan. Allow plenty of time for them to rise before baking to get the nicest, fluffiest roll!
The tricky part is that while these rolls are very good warm, or even leftover, they are best served HOT. And unlike Lambert's Cafe, I am not baking 520 dozen dinner rolls a day in order to have hot fresh rolls on-demand.
My serving tip? Re-warm rolls in the microwave for ~10 seconds before tossing to your family! (I have enough last-minute dinner-rush without trying to perfectly time my dinner rolls.)
And yes, you MUST THROW these rolls!! ;) Your children will love you for it. None of our children have been to Lambert's Cafe so it was a new and exciting experience for them when dinner time came and I announced "I made a surprise for everyone!", uncovered a pan of rolls, and told them to get ready to catch! (Joshua, of course, was laughing and said "You must have made that recipe for Lambert's Throwed Rolls." haha)
If you'd like to visit Lambert's Cafe, they're located in Sikeston MO, Ozark MO, and Foley AL. And if that's impossibly far from where you live, then make these Throwed Rolls at home! :)