As I was meandering through the internets yesterday, I stumbled across this recipe for dinner rolls and orange rolls. I hadn’t really been planning on making anything from the bread book today, but after a dinner invitation from friends I thought I would try them out to bring. Good Decision. I followed the recipe to the letter, dividing the dough in half at the end to make both the dinner rolls and orange rolls. Great Decision. Both types of rolls turned out light and soft and oh-so-delicious. As the dinner rolls came out of the oven I hit them with melted butter, and then a generous sprinkling of kosher salt. Oh. Yum. And the orange rolls were bright, citrusy, buttery delights. Goodness Gracious. Please make these rolls this weekend. And eat them all before I get wind of it, or I’ll be knocking on your door soon enough!
Daily Archives: June 11, 2009
Today, in the “Les Halles” challenge, I made “soupe au pistou”, which is vegetable soup with pesto in it. There was a lot of prep work that had to go into this, including slicing garlic, an onion, tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, a leek, and a fennel bulb. The vegetables were all sweated down and simmered with a bunch of chicken stock.
Next, elbow noodles and beans were added and cooked. Finally, at the end, pesto was mixed in to give it some extra “pizzazz”. I cheated a bit on the pesto. Julie had a bunch frozen that I used instead of making my own. The end result was still really good. Not quite as good as the onion soup, but, in my opinion, way better than the fungus soup from yesterday. This recipe made a lot, so some went to the Kings. I am interested to hear if it gets better or worse overnight.