Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Second-Best Dinner Rolls in the Universe - I Hope!

You know there really isn't anything very pretty about a picture of roll dough....

This year I'm going to attempt the unthinkable - prepare the rolls for Thanksgiving dinner. Making bread and rolls doesn't scare me. Making Thanksgiving rolls from my mother's recipe that is the best roll in the universe does.

So far things seem to be coming along just fine. The dough is in the fridge and has risen enough that I even had to punch it down.

And like I told my mother, if these turn out awful and we end up running to the store for brown and serve, that in itself is a memory. In the coming years we can all laugh about the year that the rolls didn't turn out and we had store bought instead.

Good times.....

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.” - James Beard


Renna said...

Your apprehensions about cooking your mother's rolls are about like mine in cooking my mom's dressing. Our family all thinks my mom's dressing is the best in all the land (though I realize most do think that of their own mom's dressing).

It's looking like my mom's not coming for Thanksgiving dinner this year, so I'll be making the dressing myself. I have done it before, but she was here talking me through it. As many times as I've watched her do it, I should be able to pull it off, but still, I have some mighty big shoes to fill, or in this case, a mighty big roaster pan to fill. ;-)

I bet your rolls turn out great! :-)

MSM said...

You're brave!

This is the first year we (Mary) will make dressing; here's to success for both of us!!

Wool Winder said...

I bet they turn out great! I took the easy way out and bought frozen yeast rolls--the kind you take out and let rise and then bake.