Sunday, November 6, 2011

What's the Secret to Yeast Breads????

Found a great recipe for Best Dinner Rolls from the last issue of Taste of Home which used yeast....they did not turn out what I expected!  I was looking for an easy to make, flaky dinner roll.  They turned out just OK, not great and not wanting  to try the recipe again.

The best part were the toppings I used, they were spot on and gave a roll a special taste.  The first one I used chopped sliced almonds, kosher salt, basil and oregano.  (My version of rosettes)  Carol, if you laugh I WILL put a hex on you!

The second one I used poppy seeds, kosher salt, sesame seeds and minced onion.

Like I said, they tasted just OK...anyone have a fool-proof dinner roll that can be shaped into crescents, cloverleaf, rosette or anything else I would want to make???

I had picked up some Krumcakes at the grocer and wanted to do a filling.  Found one in the same Taste of Home magazine called Lacy Brandy Snaps.  Brandy is not a staple in my liquor cabinet so I substituted  Chambrod liqueur..Yummmmm!!  I should have just halved the recipe since I have a good bowl full left over..thinking of filling cupcakes with them, even use it as frosting.  The filling recipe was so creamy and tasty


4 cups heavy whipping cream

1-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar

1/2 cup brandy

Grated chocolate, optional

(I dipped mine in mini chips and toffee bits)

For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar and brandy; beat until stiff peaks form. Just before serving, pipe cream mixture into cookies. Sprinkle ends with chocolate if desired. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 4 dozen.

Since every new recipe is trial and error I can't expect every one to turn out perfect.  We KNOW it has to be the recipe and not me!!!  :)
Thanks For Stopping By.....


Carol said...

Now why would I laugh??? LOL, that one on the right has a growth but they look really great, Barb, and I'm sorry you were disappointed with the recipe. But they look really good.

Kathleen said...

They look good, Barb. Marigene makes great looking rolls, she could give it to you.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I know it's the recipe and not you! I wish I could help with a foolproof recipe but I'm not much of a roll baker. Try the King Arthur website.

Cathy said...

Your rolls sure look good, Barb. I don't have good luck with yeast dough either. I've just never gotten the knack for it I guess. I would love to have a fool proof recipe too. If you find one I hope you will pass it on. I've tried many and have never been happy with them. It must be the cook.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Barb, they sure do look good. If you find a recipe that you're happy with, let us know!

Barbara said...

Wow...your rolls look fabulous! I posted a cloverleaf roll a long time ago on my family loves it.
Also saw Martha Steward make the most lovely looking grain bread a few days ago. I'm going to try to find it online.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I love yeast breads but I am afraid to try them! lol I always thought the best ones were made by the school cafeteria for some reason! Thanks so much for the vote for my pumpkins! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie
PS You need to put Louis in a turkey suit and add him to your header. I miss him!

Kathy said...

The rolls look beautiful! You just never know when you try a new recipe. Love the topping! Sounds delicious as does the cream filling! I've enjoyed my visit to your blog this morning!