Friday, August 6, 2010

Celebration Rolls

OMG...WOW...YUM...WAHOOO!!!!! I don't think there is a better roll than this in the entire world! I've been meaning to make this recipe for a while and now I wonder why I waited.

I know I am always telling you how good recipes are but this is a killer. You really should try these.

First you make a starter:

1 1/4 cups of bread flour

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. instant yeast

1/2 cup of cool water

Mix all of this together. It will be stiff. Cover it with plastic and sit it in a warm place for 24 hours or overnight. When you uncover it, it will be bubbly.

The next day:


Dough:

All of the starter

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of water

1 tsp. salt

3 1/2 cups bread flour

1/2 tsp. instant yeast

Mix this together and knead until you have a smooth dough. Cover and allow to double in bulk.

Pace the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll it out into a large thin rectangle. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with grated Gruyere cheese. I think these would be excellent with cheddar too. Roll this into a log.



Cover and allow to rise for about 30 minutes.


Slice into about 1 1/4 inch slices.


Sit them on a parchment lined cookie sheet and spread open to expose the cheese a bit. Lightly brush with melted butter.


You can see that I got 14 slices from this recipe. Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until golden.


Oh yum!!!


What is not to like about these?


The dough is a bit like sourdough, crusty on the outside and chewy on the inside. They are not nearly as sour as sourdough though.


Again, I can imagine these stuffed with all sorts of combinations. These are going to compete with the rosemary bread for how often they are made.

***I am leaving early tomorrow for our official Fall kickoff!!! We are attending a harvest festival and I will post pics of it on Sunday. So, the giveaway winner will be delayed by one day. I will announce the winner on Sunday and post a new giveaway at that time. This is a fabulous festival so I should have some really fun pics. Teddy can't wait. She has never gone to this one before. Bring on Fall!

18 comments:

Chaotic_Dreamer said...

This looks so good. I will be trying this recipe real soon!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

I have never even heard about these rolls before. But I love all kinds of cheese so this is a must try when the days gets darker.

Have a great day at the harvest festival! Looking forward to photos!
Christer.

Tractor Mom said...

These look yummy...I will have to try them to see how yummy!

Come by when you can...

www.frugaltractormom.blogspot.com

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

wow...those look so good...they would go really well with the Tuscan white bean soup with thyme i have simmering on my stovetop...

i have to make them...

teddy gets to go..i was wondering about her...good girl...teddy

west coast teddy is asleep in his red and green plaid chair..he had chicken, swiss cheese (jarlsberg) and watermelon for breakfast..it's a good day for teddy..

got some more halloween decorations up this morning in the kitchen..pretending we are living in a pumpkin shell over here...
and YES !!! bring on FALL !!!

have FUN tomorrow....can't wait to see the pictures...wish i was going too...

safe travels, my friends

kary and teddy

Rosemary said...

Yum these look divine!

The Traveler said...

I blame your blog for the drool puddles constantly on my keyboard, lol. I think I'm getting close to brave enough to poke my foot into the world of yeast and dough. gotta work my courage up though =).

Pricilla said...

Oh have a wonderful time!
The rolls look yummy. I think they would be great with a salad or a bowl of soup.

TheBlakkDuchess said...

I'm drooling just looking at these... @_@ They look SO yummy... I think I shall have to bake some bread (or rolls!) today! =D

Thanks for sharing the recipe! ^-^

Hope you're having a good Friday & have a lovely weekend! ^-^

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

I can always count on your blog to make my stomach literally growl! :)

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

I'm so tired I can't wiggle and now I have to make bread starter. At least I don't have to make this all in one day.

These look beyond fabulous. Have a great trip and take good care of Teddy.

Millie said...

That really does look great. I hope you have a great time at your harvest festival.

VintageSage said...

Oh my flippin Goddess!! Those look divine! I bet your house smells good 24/7 with all that great food you cook! :)

faerwillow said...

~i think you are the domestic queen! your killing me with all these recipes...all i have been thinking about lately is food...thank you dear lady!! as for your festivities...what fun...i hope it is a bounty of goodness waiting for you to see and smell and partake in!! travel well and blessings to you and yours~

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Thanks for the recipe - I am definitely going to make these. Hope Teddy enjoys the trip.

ana_didi said...

Hi,
... now you want me to eat the computer screen :)
The perfect combination is bread and cheese
Good festival for you
kisses
Didi

Nydia said...

I'm drooling! One of my favorite mix, bread & cheese, yummm... Have fun at the festival and do bring lots of photos of Teddy there! :o)

Kisses from us.

A Work In Progress said...

OH MY GOSH!!! I AM SOOO HUNGRY JUST LOOKING AT YOUR PIC'S. CAN'T WAIT TO TRY THEM MYSELF.

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

I'm begging you not to make these rolls unless you want to get up in the middle of the night to eat one because that's what happen to me. I didn't know anything could be this good. I used cheddar because that's what I had. Fabulous! I'm making more today.