What are you thankful for this year?

I’m thankful for my family, my health, my new cute Jeep, keeping my sanity, bread and my blog friends.    This year rather than all of us doing all of the Thanksgiving recipe tutorials, we each chose one!  A potluck for bloggers?

I chose dinner rolls, I was going to change to a boozy cake because my children keep whining.  But I stuck to my guns and made home made dinner rolls or buns for the first time from my grandmother’s recipe.  And OMG I love bread.

Home made Dinner Rolls and Friendsgiving

Home made Dinner Rolls and Friendsgiving

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 packet yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  1. Combine 3/4 cup flour, sugar, dry yeast and salt in a large mixer bowl and stir until blended. Combine milk, water and butter in a small saucepan on low to gently heat up. When the butter is soft, add to the dry mix and mix on low / medium for two minutes.
  2. Slowly add the remainder of the flour until it forms a ball of dough. Remove from mixer and kneed for about 10 minutes. Cut the dough ball in half, and half, and half until you have 12ish equal little balls. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise for about half an hour.
  3. Bake at 375ºF oven for 20 minutes or until the tops brown beautifully.
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What I really love about these dinner rolls is that if you make double the batch, you can freeze them!  Stop before the rising stage, put in a container and stick in freezer!    Fresh home made dinner rolls anytime you’d like!   Just take them out of the freezer and but in baking dish for 1 hour and bake (1/2 the hour they are thawing and the other 1/2 they are rising).

You can also use this exact dough recipe to make home made kolaches.  Kolaches are a Texas thing I think, because no-one else knows what they are.  Flatten the dough ball after it’s risen, add a veggie hot dog and a sprinkle of cheese.  Then cover the dog / cheese with dough and bake for 20 minutes at 375.   Serve with mustard.

 

This is only a side to a wonderful thanksgiving meal.   My blog friends cooked the rest of this meal, “Thanksgiving Blogluck,” so check out all their dishes.

 

 

When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.    Dalai Lama

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