Monday, April 13, 2009

My New Foodie Friend...

over at Tried-and-True Cooking with Heidi is celebrating her 100th post with a Giveaway!!! How exciting!!! You'll have to go over and check it out! I love checking out her blog every day. We have so much in common - both from small towns, both stay-at-home moms, both have a love of cooking, and both try to be frugal with our spending at the grocery store!!!

Just yesterday we used a recipe that I found over on Heidi's blog. No1here was about to start making his yummy yeast roll recipe, but realized he was out of buttermilk. So, I pulled up her recipe that I had previously bookmarked. She actually got it from the Duggar Family's site. If it's a favorite of 20 people - it has to be good!!!

But if you know my husband - he never sticks to a recipe!!!! The recipe originally calls for 1/2 cup shortening. Instead, he used 1/4 cup shortening with 1/4 cup butter. I asked him for his reasoning... he says that shortening and butter give different textures to dough. Shortening for more flakiness and butter for a bit more denseness and more "melt in your mouth" flavor. If you'd rather try the original recipe, you can check it out here! No1here's version has that old-fashioned quality to it, that reminds me of the rolls I used to eat when I was little. yummm...

No1here's Old Fashioned Yeast Rolls

1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
2 pkg. yeast
5 cups flour, divided
2 eggs

Combine shortening, butter, sugar, salt, yeast and 2 cups flour in large bowl & cut with pastry cutter. In a 2 cup measuring cup beat 2 eggs and then fill cup to 2 cup mark with hot water. Pour over dry mixture. Slowly add: 3 c. flour. Cover. Let Rise 20 minutes in warm oven. Pour onto floured surface.Knead. Flatten with hands into large pizza shape. Cut with pizza cutter into16 slices. Roll up from wide end to point. Place in greased pans leaving space for rolls to double in size. (can shape like crescent or lay on side where swirl shows.) Cover. Let rise in warm oven at least 20 min. Remove from oven. Preheat oven. Preheat oven to 375. Bake 20-30 min. depending on how dark you prefer. Immediately brush with 1 stick (1/2 c.) melted butter. Makes: 16 Rolls in 2-9”x13” pans


Heidi said...

Thanks so much for the kind words about my blog and the link to my giveaway. I'm so glad you liked the duggar rolls too. I will try your variation next time I make them with the 1/2 butter 1/2 shortening. Sounds great!

Heidi said...

Thanks so much for the kind words and the link to my giveaway. So glad you liked the Duggar rolls too. I will have to try your changes next time I make them.

Jaime and Jen DISH said...

Holy Moly, those rolls LOOK so goood!!! Will check out Heidi's site!


J&J Dish

Donna-FFW said...

These rolls look fabulous. I have got to try them. They look like the perfect dinner roll..