Thursday, January 21, 2010

the one where i did





This is the fragrant, fluffy picture of victory.

I love how you all hopped on board the boat of facing needless fears. I can't tell you how beneficial it was to name the fear, have everybody see it in it's ugliness, and then strap on an apron and go full force ahead, knowing that if I didn't, I'd look like quite the hypocritical loser. It really pushed me into action.
For my first bread adventure ever, I chose a recipe from my new Cook's Country cookbook called Fluffy Dinner Rolls. The recipe, which included honey and milk, sounded delicious, and I had all the ingredients on hand. It was once I started that I realized this recipe had about a jizillion steps. No matter; I was going to do this, and try with all my might to do it right.
My favorite part about making these was kneading the dough. I don't have a stand mixer yet, so there was lots of hand-kneading to do. 15 minutes of it. And it was pure heaven. Warm dough of the most tantalizing consistancy, heavy with the scent of honey, butter, and yeast. Yes, I thought....This is GOOD.
Long story short, these turned out beautifully. (thank goodness)
And I'm ready for more.


I am so ridiculously proud of myself.


Here's to showing those fears who's boss.

love you all...


xo country girl

p.s. let me know if you'd like the recipe.

15 comments:

  1. Hi Dawn. If it's not to much trouble I'd love to have the recipe. But if it involves any mixing appliance, like a mixer of any kind, don't worry about it, because I don't have one so it'd be futile. I like the idea of milk and honey, thats what makes them so fluffy.

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  2. Deb...
    I'm going to post it on my Jamie Oliver blog.
    I made these without a mixer, no problem...just takes alot of kneading!
    Thanks for stopping by sweetheart...

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  3. looks great! i conquered my first batch of rolls last weekend!!

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  4. Congratulations Dawn -they look amazing! I'm glad you rose to the challenge and conquered it!!! :) What will you take on next?! xxx

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  5. sweet dawn....yours looks way better! ha!fluffier...just better! seriously if i had to choose...i would choose yours! i knew you could do it...and the smell of fresh bread is heavenly isn't it?
    happy day sweet one!
    xo.
    k

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  6. yay how exciting!! it looks so delicious. i would love to have the recipe as well :)

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  7. Here's a link to my blog on Jamieoliver.com where I posted the recipe:
    http://www.jamieoliver.com/bloggers/viewtopic.php?id=57349
    Enjoy!

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  8. GREAT JOB!!!! YAY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've heard people say it's SO therapeutic to kneed bread. I'll try it one of these days...

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  9. way to go! those are making my mouth water.

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  10. Dawn I log on every day. I really enjoy your blog. It makes my heart smile. :)

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  11. Look at you go...NICE JOB ! Dawn...I can smell them all the way over the ocean and across America....right into my kitchen door...hmmmmmmm

    Great ! I just love kneading bread....

    You might want to check out the cookbook 'Bread Bakers Apprentice' by Peter Reinhart....there is a blog called Pinch My Salt...her name is Nicole and she is a doll...she started this group that was making a bread a week out of that book...i got the book and followed along a little...lost my pace as the holidays drew near...but I made the cinnamon walnut bread out of there and some others..all wonderful....Nicole is always on facebook with cooking updates too....Can you go to my FB page and find her? does it work that way? she was on there this morning with some beautiful spaghetti and meatballs she made last night...see if you can find her...

    the Bread Bakers book i have seen on Amazon...

    as you might know i make john and i pizza once a week...we started the tradition 30 years ago...right before we got married..it started with pizza every Halloween...and we still do...every Halloween...and other days too...like the academy awards, monday night football,golden globes......

    Glad your loving the bread baking..it's a whole new world...and I love it too......

    more later my dear

    sending love from water soaked California..

    me and Buddy are in a rowboat waving Hi to dawn and kiki
    xxx

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  12. good for you, Dawn!! I agree with Kat above- your photo looks better than the original. Lucky for me, I can't reach through the computer to grab it, because I would eat the whole thing if I could:). Thanks for sharing your fears and congratulations for conquering them!

    :) B

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  13. Mmm..you kow, you could have entered this into Thme thursday's topic of bread! Yum.

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  14. They look lovely Dawn, congratulations! xoxo

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