|Homemade Rolls - photo by HMMooreNiver|
"Bless our home, and make it fit for Thee, Oh God.
Send your Holy Spirit into each nook and cranny.
Let the walls resound with love and laughter.
Let your birds sing on your trees outside
and your lilies flourish in your gardens.
Bless our kitchen and fill it with the warmth of shared bread.
Bless our family room and fill it with loving communication.
Bless our bedrooms and fill them with restful slumber .
Bless each room and each of us, dear God,
and make yourself at home with us."
~ Dolores Curran
I don't know when was the last time I bought bread or rolls, but maybe it was some specialty buns for a barbeque. Anyway, I have been making all of our breads for years now. My favourite recipe is an adaptation of a recipe from our late English cousin. It is so good that I seldom use another.
Homemade Bread or Rolls
Three cups unbleached organic flour
A couple tablespoons of grassfed butter or organic olive oil
One tablespoon natural sugar, honey or maple syrup
One teaspoon yeast
One teasoon salt
If making teacakes, add chopped dried fruit and a little more sugar if desired
I just put all the ingredients into my food processor, turn it on and drizzle hot water in while the machine is running. Let rise. When doubled, knead and let rise again. Knead a second time and form into a loaf of bread or about a dozen rolls or teacakes. I form the rolls or teacakes and place on a baking sheet. Bake rolls about twenty minutes at 350 degrees or bread about thirty-five minutes. Wonderful with homemade preserves. Our English cousins split and toast the tea cakes and to serve with butter and preserves for afternoon tea. mmm
Note: you can put the rolls into a container to freeze, removing as many as needed. Wonderful reheated in the oven. My husband prefers these for sandwiches.