Teddy's Big Day and a Roll Recipe

Give this garlic roll recipe a try and you won't be sorry. Teddy left at 2:30 this morning to travel to the veterinary hospital for her second eye operation. I was shocked to find out that she needed another one. After her last operation, her eyes continued to tear. When the doctors examined her, they determined that her lower lids were now turning in and scratching her eyes. So, more cosmetic surgery for the little chow chow and hopefully this will be it. During the summer when she had to wear the cone, it took her about 8 days to learn how to use it as a weapon. My legs were covered in bruises from her charging me with it. She did it playfully though it hurt like hell. Something tells me it won't take her 8 days to remember this trick. I might need shin guards. She should just be coming out of surgery about now.

Here is the recipe for these fabulous rolls:

Pour 1 3/4 cups of water in the bowl of your mixer. Add 1/4 cup of olive oil.

Add 1 tsp. salt, 1 T. sugar and 2 tsp. rapid rise yeast.

Start adding flour 1 cup of a time. This will take about 5 1/2 cups.

Beat it until it forms a smooth ball and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.

Place the dough in a greased bowl and turn to coat.

Cover it with plastic wrap and allow it to rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk.

While the dough is rising, make the coating for the rolls. Dice a large bunch of fresh parsley. Mix it with 4 cloves of diced garlic. Blend this into a stick of butter adding a bit of salt.

When the dough has risen, roll it out to an 18 X 14 inch rectangle.

Slice it in half and then into sixteen 1 inch wide slices.

Pull the strip to stretch it.

Tie it into a knot.

Tuck one end up underneath and through the hole in the middle.

Bring the other end over the top and tuck it through the center.

Let them rest on parchment covered cookie sheets for 30 minutes.

Have your butter garlic mixture ready.

While the rolls are still hot, spoon some of the butter mixture over each roll.

Mmmmmm..these smell wonderful!

The Blog Tech loves them.

He ate each roll in two bites.

They made his tummy very happy.

They got a thumbs up! He is the goofiest bastard I know!


Anonymous said…
they sound lovely, sorry to hear about Teddy, I know it must wiegh heavy on your mind,,making rolls is a wonderful way to occupy your time and by the look of the blof tech scarfing them down ,, well apreciated as well.
Robin Larkspur said…
Hope this surgery will be the last for sweet Teddy. Good luck with the cone! These rolls look fantastic. How does the BT stay so thin? (love his haircut!)
I'd act goofy too if I had those rolls. I could eat a dozen right now!
Anonymous said…
I really hope Teddy doesn't have to go through with this any more times after this one!

My two first dogs had cones at the same time one winter and they pretty soon learned that they could toss snow very far with them :-) :-)

A trick they never forgot and they used it for sand and mud too :-) :-)

Have a great day!
Barbara F. said…
Love it! What a very happy home you have. Hope Teddy is doing well. Poor puppy. xo
Barb said…
I'll be thinking of Teddy today and hoping the best!! That blog tech looks like a fun young man!
Pricilla said…
I hope all goes well for Teddy. We send lots of goat hugs for her.

So how many rolls did the Blog Tech eat?
Joleen said…
Love your blog! Thank you for blogging and I hope all is well with Teddy.
Marigold said…
Poor Teddy. Sending healing goatie vibes her way!
Hope Teddy's second eye operation will be her last. Poor thing has to endure that cone again. Sounds like you were having issues with it too. The rolls look very good. But I couldn't believe The Blog Tech ate them in two bites. AMAZING.
~ Jayne ~ said…
Very sorry that Teddy must undergo another surgery!The roll recipe looks delish : will go well with soup & stew season upon us.The Blog Tech's expressions are priceless!
Toriz said…
They sound lovely!

Sorry to hear about Teddy; hope she recovers quickly and doesn't have to have any more surrgeries in the future.
Anonymous said…
Holding Teddy in lots of healing light. The rolls looked fantastic. Keep us informed on Teddy. Thanks.
Anonymous said…
We're all rooting for Teddy! Those rolls look wonderful!
Poor Teddy. :( I hate when my dogs have to go to the vet for things like that.
Rue said…
This comment is two days late, so I'm hoping that Teddy came through her surgery well, and is now charging you mercilessly. Giggle. No - really - save the shins!