Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Brown N Serve.....Later

I have a tradition in my family that I like to make home made rolls for Thanksgiving lunch. I have another tradition that I don't like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen at Thanksgiving so I do as much as I can ahead of time. I found a recipe years ago that told you how to make brown and serve rolls...you know the kind you pop in the freezer and when you need them you pop them in the oven. Simple, huh? This isn't that recipe but I use that same theory. That way we can have home made bread on a holiday but I won't be in the kitchen all day.
I'm fond of this shape of roll. Reminds me of the ones my mom used to make. So here's my rolls after they've risen:
And just after popping them in the oven:
The trick to this is to fully cook the rolls but take them out after they just start to turn brown. Here are mine. I made 2 dozen - okay...only 23 are left but who's counting?

And the bonus is your house gets to smell like that warm yeasty bread goodness TWICE!

Here is a picture of my pup Cody. He absolutely hates to have his picture taken. He's kind of camera shy (actually the red light on the camera scares him as he wasn't properly raised to be a camera ham) but he actually let me take this picture without bolting. He loves to sit on the back of our couch this way. He had his head on the couch with his little pink tongue hanging out when I ruined his evening with the camera. Not the most flattering picture but with him you have to be happy with whatever you can get.


Paula said...

Actually, Cody reminds me of some extended family members....teenagers visiting on holidays not wanting their pic taken!!! LOL Too funny!

Teri said...

Hi Jackie,
Thank you for leaving a post on my blog. I didn't know how to answer you, so I left a message to you there under yours. You have a nice blog, and it is great to see that you are taking up my favorite hobbies. I have been doing this stuff sice I was little, and I enjoy doing it very much. I know that you will enjoy it to. I can see that you are growing your stash, and that is good :)

Teresa said...

Gosh that bread looks good. My mom always made angel biscuits and they were so good. I came across the recipe Mom gave me and thought I might try making them too. Mom does not do much baking anymore (she is 87 and spends days at the nursing home with my Dad) and I thought it might be a nice treat for Christmas to make them some biscuits and ham.

Simone de Klerk said...

Your rolls look perfect! I can already smell them. I love the tradition of Thanksgiving day. We don't have anything like that here in the Netherlands. It's nice to see the 'togetherness' and sharing. Love the picture of your dog. Ours used to sit like that, but since we have a leather sofa, we don't allow her anymore. Poor poor Bibi (our dog).

cici said...

oh my goodness. My granny use to make rolls.. I am sorry I didn't learn how. These pictures are awesome. Thanks

www.welovequilting.com said...

Thank you for leaving a post on my blog www.welovequilting.com/blog

on the New Years Resolutions.
Would you also consider adding my blog to yours? THANKS IN ADVANCE.

Plus may I please have this recipe for rolls? or the one you use that you freeze? I have been looking for a good one for a long time now and can't seem to find one that suits us. Thank you again.
Chris Wheeler