So who watched the big game last night? More importantly, who had some great food they want to share? I made a new version of Nutella Brownies that I will be sharing with you sometime soon. They were so fudgy, it was hard to actually bring the pan to the party, and not just keep them for myself. I also made an Artichoke Jalapeno dip that my husband loves. It was a great time with friends, good food and good drinks. I think we only half paid attention to the game.
It has been awhile since I have posted a bread recipe. As a family of 3 we don’t go through a ton of bread in one sitting, so lots of my bread ends up in the freezer. Then every so often I get in a “clean out the freezer” mode. That is what has happened over the last month or so. It is finally pretty empty, so I am back to making bread!
Focaccia has always been one of my favorite types of bread. I remember, probably 12 years ago making focaccia for the first time. I had this big plan to make fancy sandwiches out of the bread on a weekend. Amazingly enough the bread turned out, and I loved the sandwiches. My husband and I were engaged at the time, so I think I had even more to prove. I had to impress him! Well, I use a different recipe now, but this bread is requested often.
I know that baking bread intimidates a lot of people, but it doesn’t have to! If you measure correctly, and follow the directions everything should come out perfectly! I used to be scared of yeast, but after some trial and error, and realizing when it says to knead for 8 to 10 minutes, they really mean it. I have had way more success than misses over the past few years. Still scared? My good friend Roxana is seriously the bread master. She has a series called “Bread Baking 101” going on. You should definitely check it out.
To me there is just something about fresh bread baking in the oven. It fills the house with the best aroma, and you just instantly feel calmer. I was having a stressful morning the other day, so I decided to head to the kitchen to work it out with some dough. Something about kneading the dough and watching it rise just made me feel better. I have never had this kind of bread before, and wasn’t quite sure what to expect. The oats give it body, texture, and a wonderful flavor.
Today #SundaySupper is celebrating its 1st birthday. I honestly had no idea it was that new. I joined this summer, and had seen it around for awhile at that point. So when Isabel announced this weeks event, I was shocked. I am so happy to be part of this wonderful and supportive group. Getting people back to having dinner around the dinner table is such an important thing, I am happy I can help spread the word each Sunday. So to celebrate today, we are looking back. Each of us have made a recipe from one of our fellow contributors, that was part of one of the past events. Kind of fun, huh?
I picked these dinner rolls from Carla at Chocolate Moosey. She made them for the Land O’ Lakes event this summer. Coincidentally that was my first event with the #SundaySupper group. I really had a hard time picking, there have been so many great recipes over the last year. But fresh bread won out in the end. I have a soft spot for fresh bread, I just can’t turn it down.
I made these rolls over the weekend, and they were so quick. They were ready in under an hour, and so soft and fluffy. The touch of honey leaves them with a hint of sweetness. I reheated them in the oven the next day and they were just as good. The whole family agreed that these will need to be made again and again in our house.
Adapted from [Chocolate Moosey|http://www.chocolatemoosey.com/2012/06/10/honey-butter-dinner-rolls-for-sundaysupper-with-landolakesktchn-giveaway/]
A light and fluffy dinner roll with a touch of honey
15 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
35 minTotal Time
- Honey Butter Dinner Rolls
- From Chocolate Moosey
- 2 – 2 1/2 cups flour
- 2 tbls sugar
- 2 1/4 tsp active yeast (1 package)
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup warm watner (120-130 degrees)
- 3 Tbls unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tsp honey
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp onion powder
- In a large bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, yeast, garlic powder, onion powder and salt. Add water and 2 Tbls butter. Beat for about 3 minutes, until smooth. Using a spatula stir in cheese, and enough of the remaining flour (1/2-1 cup) to form a soft dough.
- Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead for 4-6 minutes, until smooth. Add additional flour if the dough is sticky. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
- Spray a pie plate or other round pan with non stick spray. After the dough has rested, divide into 12 equal portions. Roll into balls, and place in the pan. Cover and let rise for about 30 minutes, or until doubled in size.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Once the rolls have risen, bake for 11-14 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
- In a small bowl combine 1 Tbls butter, honey, garlic powder and onion powder. Heat for a few seconds, so it is thin. Remove rolls from the oven, and brush with the butter honey mixture. Let rolls cool until the glaze sets. Then serve.
Join us in our celebration! Visit these blogs and see how each one is celebrating Sunday Supper’s birthday:
Sunday Supper Appetizers:
- Hot Spinach Parmesan Dip by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks inspired by Comfy Cuisine
- So Simple Pizza Puffs by The Weekend Gourmet inspired by Hip Foodie Mom
- Pepperoni and Mozzarella Pull Apart by Noshing With The Nolands inspired by In the Kitchen with KP
Sunday Supper Soups and Breads:
- Lasagna Soup by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen inspired by Cravings of a Lunatic
- Easy Italian Wedding Soup by Webicurean inspired by Family Foodie
- Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage Soup by Damn Delicious inspired by Cupcakes and Kale Chips
- Honey Butter Dinner Rolls by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts inspired by Chocolate Moosey
- Chicken Noodle Soup by Big Bears Wife inspired by My Catholic Kitchen
- Tomato Florentine Soup by Mama Mommy Mom inspired by The Meltaways
- Chicken Soup with Dumplings by Comfy Cuisine inspired by The Messy Baker
- Coconut Curry Chicken Soup by My Trials in the Kitchen inspired by Damn Delicious
Sunday Supper Main Dishes:
- Portuguese Mussels and Shrimp in Chorizo Sauce by Supper for a Steal inspired by Family Foodie
- (GlutenFree) Chicken Bruschetta by The Meltaways inspired by Family Foodie
- Feijoada Portuguese Bean Stew by Kimchi Mom inspired by Family Foodie
- Lentils and Chorizo Stew by Galactosemia in PDX inspired by Vintage Kitchen
- Carnitas Pizza w/ Chipotle-Avocado Crema by girlichef inspired by Damn Delicious
- Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas by Country Girl in the Village inspired by Webicurean
- Drunken Meatballs by Small Wallet Big Appetite inspired by The Foodie Army Wife
- Goat Cheese Rigatoni Alfredo by Magnolia Days inspired by Family Foodie
- Dorie’s Chicken-in-the-Pot by Hip Foodie Mom inspired by Gotta Get Baked
- Pulled Pickled Pork by Juanita’s Cocina inspired by Daily Dish Recipes
- Hoisin Asian Meatballs by Gotta Get Baked inspired by Damn Delicious
- Shrimp-Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes by Daily Dish Recipes inspired by Juanita’s Cocina
- Soy, Orange Juice and Red Wine Marinade by Peanut Butter and Peppers inspired by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Chicken Burger with Curried Cabbage Slaw by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings inspired by Soni’s Food
- Corn and Basil Handpies by Curious Cuisiniere inspired by Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Lightened Up Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken by Cupcakes and Kale Chips inspired by The Meltaways
- Jalapeño Popper Chicken Chili by Food Lust People Love inspired by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Bigos by Maroc Mama inspired by From Fast Food to Fresh Food
- Crispy Coconut Chicken Strips with Sweet Chili Sauce by From Fast Food to Fresh Food inspired by Crispy Bits and Burnt Ends
- Pork Loin with Port Shallot Sauce by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen inspired by Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Sweet & Tender Brisket by Daddy Knows Less inspired by Juanita’s Cocina
- Fish Tacos by Cookistry inspired by Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Homemade Harissa by Masala Herb inspired by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Spicy Seoulful Pulled Pork Sandwiches by Family Foodie inspired by Kimchi Mom
- New Orleans Style White Beans & Rice by Catholic Foodie inspired by The Hand that Rocks the Ladle
- Spice Rubbed Chicken Tacos with Tropical Salsa by The Urban Mrs. inspired by Family Foodie
- Mac n Cheese Cups with Pork Shoulder Ragu by Crispy Bits and Burnt Ends inspired by Hip Foodie Mom
Sunday Supper Veggies:
- Carrots au Gratin by Shockingly Delicious inspired by Juanita’s Cocina
- Skillet Spinach Corn with Edamame, Cilantro & Bacon Bits by The Lovely Pantry inspired by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Sunday Supper Desserts and Snacks:
- Chocolate Brownie Tart by That Skinny Chick Can Bake inspired by Magnolia Days
- Mexican Hot Cocoa Sandwich Cookies by Chocolate Moosey inspired by Juanita’s Cocina
- Cinnamon Apple Chimichangas by La Cocina de Leslie inspired by Juanita’s Cocina
- Apple Pull Apart Bread with Caramel Drizzle by Cravings of a Lunatic inspired by Gotta Get Baked
- Cherry Tart by Happy Baking Days inspired by Vintage Kitchen
- Orange Rolls by No One Likes Crumbley Cookies inspired by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Caramel Apple Bread by The Foodie Army Wife inspired by Fam Friends Food
- Rosettes by Simply Gourmet inspired by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Pumpkin Donut Puffs by Soni’s Food inspired by Daily Dish Recipes
- Chocolate Chip Cut-out Cookies by Basic and Delicious inspired by Chocolate Moosey
- Nutella Shortbread Bars by Kelly Bakes inspired by Baker Street
- Butterscotch Pudding Triple Chip Cookies by Mom’s Test Kitchen inspired by Dinner Dishes and Desserts
- Chocolate Fudge Brownie Ice Cream by The Messy Baker Blog inspired by Cravings of a Lunatic
- Angel Cake Sandwiches by Ninja Baker inspired by That Skinny Girl Can Bake
- Soft Pretzels with Spicy Beer Cheese Sauce by Vintage Kitchen inspired by girlichef
- Sweet N Spicy Roasted Spiced Nuts by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz inspired by The Foodie Army Wife
- Cheesecake with Fresh Berries by An Appealing Plan inspired by The Messy Baker Blog
- Spiced Pumpkin Ricotta Oat Muffins by In the Kitchen with Audrey inspired by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Budget Friendly Breakfast Freezable Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwiches by In The Kitchen with KP inspired by Big Bear’s Wife
- Raspberry Hot Chocolate by My Catholic Kitchen inspired by Momma’s Meals
Sunday Supper Wine Pairings by ENOFYLZ Wine Blog
What a fun event filled with such good food! I only wish I could actually taste each one. Oh wait! I can. I have the recipes. Time to get cooking…
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Pretzel Rolls – turn homemade pretzels into dinner rolls! Great for a side dish or use as a bun for hamburgers or sandwiches.
I hope everyone had a great weekend and a great St. Patrick’s Day. It was a great long weekend for us. My husband took a half day on Friday, so we spent the afternoon at a museum and exploring parts of Denver. On Saturday morning we stumbled upon a St. Patrick’s Day parade, which made for a fun activity. Then, yesterday we went hiking. It was the perfect weather for our 5+ mile hike in the foothills near Fort Collins. Today is back to real life….spring break is over
Real life, means I have to have a meal plan ready for the week. Last week it included these pretzel rolls, they might have to be made again soon. This recipe has been floating around Pinterest for awhile. When I made Beer Cheese Soup, I knew these would pair perfectly with it. A big soft pretzel with a cheddar soup? Kind of a no brainer! The whole family loved them. I was a little nervous for my husbands reaction, because they are a little outside the box. But he loved them. He kind of hoarded them and made sure there were enough for each bowl of soup he was having leftover. Plus, they were surprisingly easy!
Pretzel rolls are great for a side dish with out, but I also use them as hamburger buns sometimes! Or shape them into longer pieces, and you can have a hot dog or brat bun. Pretzel buns will definitely impress at your next barbecue.
Yields 8 rolls
Pretzel Rolls - turn homemade pretzels into dinner rolls! Great for a side dish or use as a bun for hamburgers or sandwiches.
20 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
2 hr, 10 Total Time
- 1 ½ cup warm water
- 2 1/4 tsp active yeast
- 2 tsp sugar
- 4 ½ cups flour
- 2 tsp salt
- 4 Tbls butter, melted
- ¼ cups baking soda
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- Pretzel Salt, for sprinkling
- Combine water, yeast, and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Let rest 5-10 minutes until foamy. Add flour, salt, and butter. Using the dough hook attachment, mix until well combined. Remove bowl from mixer, cover with towe. and let rise for about and hour, or until doubled in size. Punch down and turn onto floured surface. Cut the dough into 8 pieces. To shape the dough "take a piece of dough and start forming a round, smooth ball by pulling the sides to the center and pinching to seal. Place, pinched side down, on a counter and lightly cupping your hand around the dough ball, rotate your hand in small circles lightly rolling the ball around the palm of your hand." Place the ball on a lined baking sheet pinched seam side down, with at least 1” between each roll. Cover with a towel and let rest for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large saucepan, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Slowly add the baking soda reduce heat to low. Place 2-3 of the rolls at a time in water, seam side down. Cook for 30 seconds, turn roll over, and cook for another 30 seconds. Remove, draining the water. Place back on sheet pan, seam side down. Repeat boiling the dough with the remaining rolls.
- Brush each roll with the beaten egg, then sprinkle with pretzel salt. Using a sharp knife, 2 slash marks in the top of each roll. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. Serve immediately.
Recipe from http://www.mylifeasamrs.com/2012/01/salted-pretzel-rolls.html
I hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day yesterday. Did anyone do anything extra special? My 6 year old loved his party at school, and came home with lots of cards and candy. He loved the little card I made him, and the Star Wars figure. He made us a very cute little heart that he cut out and wrote “I Love You” on. Hubby surprised me with The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, which makes this post very ironic. All in all, a pretty good Tuesday (minus the parts of dinner that failed).
Now that we are past another holiday, it is time to get back to normal food. So I bring you bread, and it is not pink or heart shaped I love bread, especially fresh bread. When I have soup, I really want bread to go with it. A couple weeks ago when I made Corn Chowder, I tried these rolls. They were soft, and the perfect pairing for any soup. I think I might actually be getting over my fear of yeast! Hard to believe I used to shy away from trying any bread recipe.