Honey Butter Rolls and Onion Turnip Soup

I made this for lunch yesterday and it sure was good.  This is the first time I've made these rolls but it won't be the last.
 The recipe:
2 teaspoons rapid rise yeast
1 cup water
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoons salt
1 egg
3 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra if necessary
 2 tablespoon butter, melted plus 2 tablespoons honey mixed
Mix the water, honey, yeast salt and egg.  Beat in the flour and knead until you have a smooth ball.  Place it in a buttered bowl, cover and let rise for about an hour and a half.  This dough rises slowly at first.

 While the dough is rising, dice one very large onion and saute it in 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Dice three peeled turnips and add it to the onions.

 Add 1 diced large potato.  I used two large red potatoes from my garden.

 You can see that I added black pepper here, don't add too much because when you puree this, it kicks up the pepper. Add 1 tsp. of salt and a pinch of dried rosemary.

 Add 3-1/2 cups water or vegetable stock.

 I added water and squeezed in several tablespoons of vegetable concentrate.  Bring this to a boil and turn it down and let it simmer while you prepare the rolls.

 Break the dough into 12 pieces and place them in a buttered pan.  Cover them and let them rise until they crest the pan.

 After about 1/2 hour, brush them with butter and place them in a 400 degree oven.  Bake until they reach an internal temp of 190 degrees, about 20-25  minutes.  If they get too brown, cover them with foil.

 Once the vegetables have softened, puree the soup with a stick blender or in an upright blender.  Grind in some fresh nutmeg.

 Brush the rolls with the combination of honey and butter.

 Serve the soup with a sprinkling of pepper flakes.

Pull off a roll and dip it in your soup.


Anonymous said…
my my my, that sounds and looks wonderful, those rolls, are beauties!
Nellie said…
This sounds wonderful! Perfect for the chill that's with us currently!
Julie said…
The perfect meal for this chilly weather.
Anonymous said…
The rolls look delicious! but turnips and I aren't great friends :-) I had it way too many time when I grew up because my mother loves turnips and it was amongstthe few things she actuallky could cook without destroying it :-) :-) :-)

Have a great day!
I could eat that whole pan of buns, they look that good.
I'd eat the whole pan of rolls too. Gosh they look scrumptious. MOUTHWATERING picture, for sure.
Guillaume said…
I love to dip bread in hearty soup.
sandra hagan said…
Everything looks so warm and beautiful and tasty.

Good job!
When I got to the part about pulling off a roll and dipping it...that's all I remember. I think I fainted of pure joy. (I do that sometimes you know!)