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.
A light and fluffy dinner roll with a touch of honey
Honey Butter Dinner Rolls
From Chocolate Moosey
2 – 2½ cups flour
2 tbls sugar
2¼ tsp active yeast (1 package)
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp salt
¾ cup warm watner (120-130 degrees)
3 Tbls unsalted butter, melted and cooled
¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tsp honey
⅛ tsp garlic powder
⅛ tsp onion powder
In a large bowl, combine 1½ 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:
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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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 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!