Nov 24, 2015
I love home made dinner rolls. They're perfect for holiday dinners, and they are great for making sandwiches out of leftovers. These are great straight out of the oven, and leftovers are easily revived with a 20 second turn in the microwave.
These rolls are my favorites (so far), and will make you look like a superstar. You'll never go back to "brown and serve" rolls again. Here are my Top Ten:
These pull-apart buttery dinner rolls are so soft. They are so easy to make, and will make you look like a dinner superstar.
Speaking of buttery, these butterflake rolls are also super soft, and the dough can be made up to four days in advance. How convenient is that?
These Hawaiian style rolls have a hint of sweetness to them, and are reminiscent of sweet Portuguese bread.
Have you tried making bread using the Tangzhong method? It's also called Hokkaido milk bread, and produces one of the softest breads ever. I made these Checkerboard Rolls using the method.
I recently tried making Parker House rolls. They are on my short list for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. they are amazing.
If you'd like a more crusty roll, these spaccatini, or little Italian cleft rolls are perfect. They also make great sandwiches the next day.
These Make-Ahead White Whole Wheat rolls are perfect for planning in advance.. plus, these rolls contain healthy whole grains.
And if you really want to serve healthy rolls, these Muesli Rolls are wonderful!
I've also got some amazing rolls that incorporate pumpkin. First, check out these Cranberry Pumpkin Rolls...
and these wonderful pumpkin dinner rolls. You can't taste the pumpkin, but it keeps the rolls super soft.
Make your own dinner rolls! You will be the rock star at your family's holiday party.
Nov 22, 2015
Chili Macaroni and Cheese combines the best of two comfort food worlds, chili and macaroni and cheese.
My favorite chilis are prepared on the stove top or in a slow cooker. My favorite macaroni and cheese is baked in the oven with a sauce loaded with onions and thyme.
Nov 18, 2015
These Stir-Fried Balsamic and Ginger Glazed Carrots are so incredibly flavorful. After I finished stir-frying them, I tasted one of the carrots and nearly swooned. They are that tasty.
Nov 17, 2015
These Browned Butter Snickerdoodles are pretty magical. They are chewy and cinnamon-y, and not your average snickerdoodle. This is because they have a slight nutty caramel flavor from browned butter.
Browned butter you ask? It's butter that is cooked until all of the water has evaporated and the butter begins to brown. Once it starts to turn golden, you have to watch it very closely, or it will burn very quickly. You want some brown and black bits, but you want the liquid to remain a golden brown. The minute the butter reaches that point, remove it from the heat and pour it out of the pan to stop the cooking and achieve that perfect nutty flavor.
Nov 16, 2015
My version of this Chrysanthemum Bread probably doesn't make you immediately think "that looks just like a flower!" It did look like a flower at one point, but then I tossed a handful of grated mozzarella on top just before placing the carefully shaped bread in the oven. What else was I going to do with leftover cheese?
Nov 10, 2015
These Butterflake Rolls are brushed with melted butter between layers of enriched dough prior to baking. They are so soft and tender, and are perfect for a family feast.
I pulled these out of the oven around 5:00 PM, a little early for dinner. For "quality control purposes," I pulled a small layer off of the smallest roll, spread a teensy bit of butter on it, and taste tested it. About 15 minutes later, I felt it was necessary to try one more layer "just to make sure."
Nov 7, 2015
This Normandy Apple Bread is made with both dried apples and apple cider in the dough. It's name is derived from the apple growing regions of France.
This recipe calls for dried apples, which you make yourself. I used some honeycrisp apples that I found at our local farmers market, and loved them. You an use any tart/sweet apple you prefer. I had a hard time judging how many apples to use to get to the correct amount, and made way more dried apples than necessary. Fortunately, the leftover apples were tasty on their own.