Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Southwestern Eggrolls

Ok, so I know I said this was a blog for pastries and I'm telling you it is, but I guess I'm cheating a little because I do want to put some of my other stuff on here. Especially this recipe because it is time consuming and I won't be doing it again for a while, I just really don't enjoy doing it like a I do a good pastry (they're just more pretty when you're done..like art :). Recipe is a copycat of Chili's southwestern eggrolls Thanks :)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Light Wheat Garlic and Rosemary Spin Rolls

  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
  • 1 3/4 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1tbsp chopped rosemary
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. 

Mix sugar, salt, 1/4 cup melted butter, egg, and whole wheat flour into yeast mixture. Stir in all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
    Turn dough out onto a well floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.

    Lightly oil a large bowl, place dough in bowl, and turn to coat. Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

    I use my car...cause it works!!! :)

    Punch down dough, cover, and let rise in warm place until doubled again, about 30 minutes. 
    LOL So I have nothing to pound this with so... I used a pot, whatever gets the job done!!!!

    Grease 2 dozen muffin cups. Punch down dough, and divide into two equal portions. Roll each into a 6x14 inch rectangle, and cut rectangle into twelve 7x1 inch strips.

    Brush garlic and rosemary mixture onto one side of each strip (not pictured). Roll strips up into spirals. and place into muffin cups. Brush tops with melted butter. Let rise uncovered in a warm place 40 minutes, or until doubled in bulk. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

     Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven, and brush again with melted butter.

     Yay Light Wheat Garlic and Rosemary Spin Rolls. Light wheat roll recipe from http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/light-wheat-rolls/detail.aspx-- Thanks!!!!

    Mainly pastries

    So I have decided to start a cooking blog, mainly for pastries. This will be all my doughy adventures of learning how to make pastries. It wont be too formal as I have not yet mastered the art, but i did not say it wont be interesting :) A couple of things I am worried about in starting this adventure: 1. It is time consuming! Especially the whole dough process. 2. The messes... I always make such a mess when I am cooking and I like to do dishes by hand, but maybe Ill try and start using the dishwasher. 3. I'm slightly worried I wont be creative enough, but I guess time will tell, I'll stick to a script for now. Ok with that said I'll show you my first adventure!