Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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!