11. Second Rise. Cover the pan with a clean dish towel , and let the rolls rise for about 45 minutes to 1 hour, until they're puffy but not necessarily doubled in size. To see if they are ready for baking, I press my finger gently into one of the rolls. It should leave an indent that slowly fills back in. If it bounces back quickly, it needs more time. If it stays indented, it is over proofed, so make sure to bake immediately. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 350°F.