Yeast Rolls

I LOVE rolls but have never really tried making yeast rolls at home. I usually just buy those packages of frozen yeast rolls at the store! These are way better and worth every bit of effort it takes to make these. This recipe is from Katie Lee Joel’s cookbook, The Comfort Table.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup warm water

Two 1/4 oz packets of active dry yeast (41/2 tsp)

1 cup plus 1 tsp sugar

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup canola oil

1 tbsp salt

1 cup cold water

1 cup boiling water

7-8 cups flour- I use self rising

Directions:

In small bowl, combine warm water with yeast and 1 tsp sugar. Set aside for 5 mins until mixture starts to bubble slightly.

In large bowl, stir together 1 cup sugar, eggs, salt, and oil. Mix in cold water and then boiling water. Add yeast mixture and stir until combined. Slowly stir in 7 cups of flour, until incorporated.

Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface. Coat your hands with flour and knead dough 8-10 mins. If dough remains sticky, add up to 1 more cup of flour. When you’re done, dough should be stretchy like elastic. Put dough in clean large bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours.

Punch down dough. Grease two 12 cup muffin pans. Place dough on lightly floured surface. Using knife, cut dough into 24 equal pieces. Divide each piece into three 1 inch balls. Place each set of 3 balls into one muffins tin. Loosely cover and allow rolls to rise for 3 hours at room temp.

Thirty mins before baking, preheat oven to 350. Bake 15 mins or until golden.

 

Starbucks Pumpkin Loaf Clone

This recipe is from Devin Alexander’s cookbook, Fast Food Fix.  I LOVE this pumpkin bread. It tastes very similar to Starbucks pumpkin loaf. Its just as flavorful and definately just as moist.

Ingredients:

butter flavored cooking spray

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp cloves

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/2 cup fat free vanilla yogurt

3 egg whites

1 cup pumpkin puree

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a loaf pan with butter flavored cooking spray.In large bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.

In another large bowl, combine sugar, egg whites, and yogurt. Using whisk, mix well. Stir in pumpkin. Add in flour mixture. Stir until flour is no longer visible. Pour into reserved loaf pan. Bake 55-60 mins. Cook. Cut into 8 thick slices.

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Green Gobble Ems Garlic Bread

This is simple delicious. The spinach is really mild but gives awesome flavor to the garlic bread.  Its a great way to sneak in some extra veggies.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/green-gobble-ems-garlic-bread-chunks-recipe/index.html

Ingredients:

4 cups spinach leaves- I used baby spinach

1 stick butter, softened

4 cloves garlic, cracked from skin

1 cup grated parmigiano reggiano

1 loaf italian bread, sliced in half horizontally

salt and pepper

Directions:

Preheat broiler.

Combine butter, spinach, garlic, parmigiano reggiano, salt and pepper in food processor.  Pulse until blended well.

Slather butter mixture on bread. Put under broiler for about 3 mins. Cut into large chunks and serve!

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Corn Bread

This is the cornbread that I grew up eating. Very simple and very tasty.

2 cups flour

1 cup cornmeal

1 cup water -give or take a little  until it is about the consistency of thick pancake batter

Preheat oven to 350.

Spray small cast iron skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Combine flour, cornmeal, and water just until combined. Pour into skillet and bake 25-30 mins or until golden brown.

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Garlic Cheese Bread

Tonight for dinner I made the garlic cheese bread from pioneer womans blog to go along with the pizzaiola ragu that I was making. I didnt have any french bread on hand so I just used regular sliced wheat bread. It turned out awesome.

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2009/03/garlic-cheese-bread/

 

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Cinnamon Rolls

I used the same recipe for these that I used for the caramel pecan rolls. The only difference is I made a cream cheese icing for these.

Heres the recipe for the pecan rolls

http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Caramel-Pecan-Sticky-Buns

 

Icing:

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 tbsp cream cheese

1 tsp vanilla

1 tbsp milk (a little more if u like your icing thinner)

Mix everything together in med. bowl using hand mixer until smooth.

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Caramel Pecan Sticky Buns

These are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good. I couldnt believe how delicious they turned out. I baked them at like 3 in the morning while Jeremy was at work. He had been eating cereal in the mornings when he got home from work so I decided I wanted to make him something a little more substanial for breakfast. When he saw these, he didnt even believe I made them! haha He was just stunned that I had made them from scratch! The only thing I did differently is instead of putting the pecans, heavy cream and brown sugar (caramel sauce) on the bottom of the pan, I baked the rolls without the “topping”. When they came out of the oven I topped them with premade caramel dip ( so good) and chopped pecans.

http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Caramel-Pecan-Sticky-Buns

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