So I'm sitting here this morning baking bread and I figured I'd at least mention what I'm doing different to it. I am using my sourdough dinner roll recipe, and I'm going to stuff them before baking. Well, all but one that is. My son the picky eater is getting a plain one. The stuffed ones are going to be stuffed with some fine diced lean pork, bell pepper,onion, and cheese. I have precooked the pork to be safe at the second rising so that when I form the rolls I can do the stuffing. Also that perhaps the meat will be slightly cool then.
Dinner Roll recipe follows...
1C sourdough starter
1 1/2 C white flour
1C warm water
Place your starter in a at least 2 quart bowl, add flour and water and mix. Cover to prevent flies or anything else from getting into it and set in a warmish place for 8hrs or overnight. Before working the second part return 1C from this to your starter.
1 1/2 C of the sponge (remember you put back 1C)
1 T sugar
1/2 t salt
2 T melted butter
1 egg beaten
1 3/4 C flour
First make sure your ingredients are at room temperature. Then (I use the same bowl that the sponge grew in), make sure your sponge is in a warm bowl and add to it the salt,sugar, and melted butter and mix in; I use a tablespoon to do this. Then add in the beaten egg and mix it in well. Then you add in 1 cup of the flour and mix until it kinda forms into a single piece of dough. Then turn out onto a floured (3/4 C ) board and knead until smooth and elastic. Then place in a warm bowl (I grease it first) and cover with a towel for at most 2 hours or until it is doubled in bulk. (fyi... easy way to tell is to take your first 2 fingers and try to make a depression and if it leave a depression it's double) Then punch it down and let rise again for an hour and a half. Then you put it on your board and shape it into the size rolls you wish, place on a greased baking sheet and let rise again for about 30 minutes. Then bake in a preheated oven (400 degrees) for 20 minutes or until browned.
I have in the last few days bought a few new plants. a watermelon, a cantaloupe, and a lavender. I planted them and didn't water them as we were suppose to get rain. Well the next morning I had to water them, as it did not rain. We bought some cherries for $4 a bag at the store.. one for eating and one whole one for drying. I love cherries and I want some for the winter. Maybe I'll make some oatmeal cherry cookies this winter.
The kids go and visit my mom for a week starting Saturday, so me and Silver will be having a nice quiet week then. Maybe we can "recharge" as I think the teenager is designed to make a parent's life stressful. Well, I have to get back to my bread for breakfast. Everyone have a great day!
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