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You had me at… the rolls!

09Gourmet Magazine was after my heart this month featuring all these beautiful rolls on the February issue’s cover.

With these frigid temperature that have hit our region, I’ve been baking up a storm.  There’s something about yeasty breads rising over the fireplace when the temperatures hit bottom.

My mouth started salivating the moment I grabbed the magazine from the mail pile and I’ve been baking ever since!  Friday I made the Crusty Cornstalk Rolls (page 86) and Saturday I made the Buttermilk Fantails (recipe is after the jump).  While the cornstalk rolls were delicious dipped in soup, they were a little hard on their own and really best right out of the oven.  The fantails are another story!  We’ve been savoring everybite of these rolls from the moment they came out of the oven until we ate the last bites with mussels last night.  It sure helps that there’s a ton of butter and buttermilk, but it’s also their pull-apart-with-ease status that elevates them to epicurian delight! Next up, the parmesan pull-aparts and top knots.


More pictures of the baking and rising below…

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Delicious Holiday Foods Recap: Take 1

Beautiful Dinner Rolls

Over the Christmas break, I took to making several batches of these because every time they came out of the oven, they barely made it to the bread basket!


Here they are rising on top of the mantle

Pull-Apart Yeast Rolls

1 cup milk
2 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp salt
1 package active dry yeast
1/4 cup lukewarm water
1 egg, beaten
3 – 3.5 cups all purpose flour

For Glaze:
1 egg yolk with 1 tbsp milk
2 tbsp raw sesame seeds

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