As we move toward the holidays, we need to start thinking about all the food we have to make when we entertain friends and family. While a lot of traditional holiday cooking can be pretty labor intensive, it is always fun to find great recipes that require even a little less work.
And on that note, we just found a YouTube video by Divas Can Cook for the most delicious dinner rolls you have ever made. Watch this video for the ultimate Honey Butter Dinner Roll. Trust us, this one will put a smile on every diner’s face.
To make this recipe you will need 4 cups of all purpose flour, 5 tablespoons of softened and chopped butter, 1 ⅓ cup of warm milk, 5 tablespoons+¼ teaspoon of sugar, 1 large egg, beaten, 1 envelope active dry yeast, and a ⅓ of a cup of warm (not hot) water. To make the honey butter you will also need 4 tablespoons of warm butter, 3 tablespoons of honey, and three tablespoons of confectioner’s sugar.
Begin by preheating your oven to 375 degrees, and dissolving the yeast in a bowl of the warm water and ¼ teaspoon of sugar. You will know that you have the right temperature if the yeast becomes foamy, this should take about 10 minutes. Next, pour the yeast into a large bowl and add the rest of the sugar, warm milk, egg, salt and butter, and mix until combined thoroughly. Then gradually add the flour, continuing to mix well while you add it in. now transfer the dough to a large greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and place in a warm draft-free spot for about 2 hours or until it doubles in size. Once it has risen, punch the dough down to release the air. Here’s a tip: if you grease your hands before you do this, the dough will not stick to them. Now, divide the dough into 2 equal size balls and transfer to a floured surface for working. Roll out the balls into 13-inch circles and slice the dough with a pizza cutter into small wedges. Then brush the dough with the honey butter and roll each wedge up, starting at the wide end. Next you will place them onto a greased cookie sheet and cover with plastic wrap to let rise for another hour, or until they roughly double in size. Once they have doubled in size, remove the plastic wrap and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Now just serve them warm and watch the whole dinner crowd dig in. they are going to love these rolls.
And what goes better with freshly baked dinner rolls at the holidays than mashed potatoes? Nothing. So we are going to share our new favorite mashed potato recipe with you here.
To make this recipe you will need two pounds of russet potatoes, two pounds of yukon gold potatoes, one head of garlic, two cups warm half and half, six tablespoons of melted butter, one tablespoon of olive oil, salt and pepper to taste, and two tablespoons of finely chopped chive for garnish.
Begin by preheating your oven to 425 degrees and poking the potatoes with a fork. Chop the garlic up, drizzle the olive oil on the garlic and then salt and pepper to taste. Wrap the garlic in an aluminum foil pouch, and then place the potatoes and the pouch on a cookie tray. Throw the tray into the oven for about 65 to 70 minutes, which should give you plenty of time to do other things. Next, when the potatoes are nice and soft, scoop them out of their skins and mash them in a bowl. Slowly add in the warmed half and half, and then add the butter, mixing thoroughly as you go. Once you have the consistency to your liking, place in a serving dish and top with the chives.
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