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Dec 5, 2007 07:06 PM

homemade rolls

hi, i'm new here... anyways... i'm looking for a good homemade roll recipe. I don't want to just make the same old regular rolls...i want a variety..
I'm making it for dinner with the in-laws. They're making beef stew. Any ideas? Thanks a bunch!

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  1. How about monkey bread (aka pull-apart bread)? If you Google, you'll find lots of variations. It seems to me the basic recipe calls for refrigerated biscuits in a can. Separate them, pinch each gently into a ball, dip in melted butter, roll in chopped herbs and/or grated cheese and/or spices (cumin, garlic powder, etc), pile up in a Bundt pan, bake according to recipe. You wind up with a bread ring, and everyone just pulls off a piece -- or two or three. This can also be sweet using cinnamon and sugar, orange zest, even mini chocolate chips!

    For beef stew, maybe spread a dab of sun-dried tomato paste on each biscuit before you form a ball, roll in melted butter, then in a grated parmesan/parsley mix. I also seem to remember these are best hot out of the oven, so hopefully you can use the in-laws' oven while the stew is simmering on a stovetop burner.

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    1. re: nemo

      These ideas all sound good... Thanks guys. I had been reading a bit about the monkey bread stuff a few days ago... making it into a good dinner bread sounds good... Thanks everybody!

    2. I love the epicurious yeast rolls made with buttermilk... not different enough maybe?

      1. There's a wave of no-knead bread roll recipes coming out now. A quick Google should give you what you need.

        1. Have you tried making them with potato, as a change? Use your regular recipe, but add a boiled, mashed (no seasoning) potato, or some dried potato flakes. (I keep some around ONLY for yeast breads)


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