Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thursday's Kitchen Cupboard 11/24

Happy Thanksgiving to all those who celebrate.  I forgot it was Thursday.  Has been a hectic week for some reason and we have certainly been making my goal living out of the freezer and pantry.  Only good buy at the market this week was a pound of bacon at $3.50 which is cheap here as it is usually well over $5.

I am not cooking dinner this year.  It will be at my DD's but of course Mom has to do something.  I made brown and serve rolls yesterday.  I absolutely love this recipe and usually have them in the freezer for anytime we want fresh baked rolls for dinner.
Rolls after first bake

Printed from COOKS.COM
2 pkgs. dry yeast
3/4 c. water
3/4 c. milk
1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. Crisco
4 to 4 1/2 c. flour
Dissolve yeast in 105 to 115 degree water. Scald milk. Add sugar, salt and Crisco to
milk, stirring until Crisco melts. Let cool. Add yeast and water mixture. Add 2 1/2
cups flour and beat (with electric mixer) until smooth.
By hand, add rest of flour and knead about 5 minutes. Place in greased bowl, then
turn greased side of dough up. Cover, let rise in warm place until double (about 1
1/2 hours). Punch dough down, make into rolls and place in greased pans. Cover
and let rise until double (about 45 minutes). Heat oven to 275 degrees and bake 20
to 30 minutes. DO NOT allow rolls to brown. Remove from oven and let cool.
Place rolls in plastic bag and store in refrigerator or freezer. At serving time, brown
rolls in 400 degree oven for 7 to 10 minutes.
P.S. Rolls may be baked after second rising in 400 degree oven for 12 to 15

I usually get a dozen and a half rolls at a cost of $1.25.
I am also cooking squash from the garden Butternut
Coleslaw with cabbage from the garden
Chocolate filled Cinnamon Pumpkin Cake Roll.  The pumpkin is home canned but from local market pumpkin.

Don't forget to visit
and seed what everyone else is cooking from their cupboards. 


  1. These really look good! I do not usually make my own rolls but I should. I would love to have them in the freezer for anytime I want them though.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving! Those rolls look great. I am going to have to give them a try!

  3. OH I want to eat chocolate filled Cinnamon Pumpkin cake roll - that sounds gorgeous!

  4. The rolls sound great. I hope you had a great time with your kids!

  5. Becky, I love those rolls. I actually bake other breads the same way and have them in the freezer. It really works quite well. I broke down and bought a loaf of bread at the store the other day and had sticker shock. $1.99. Does not fit into my budget when I think it cost me $.42 to make a loaf of bread. Admittedly mine is smaller but my 2 loaves would be about the same so $.84.

    Mrs. Pickles, I think you would like these rolls.

    Liz that cake roll turned out really great. I will need to post the recipe and picture. Rather expensive to make however as mascapone cheese here is $4 for 8 oz. I think if I make it again I would use cream cheese and just mix a little sugar in with it.

    Jody thanks. Had a great time at DDs but was happy to get back home to piece and quiet. My DGD and DGGS aren't together very often and there was a little bickering over toys. She will be 3 in February and he will be 3 in July.

  6. I really need to try my hand at making rolls. Thanks for posting this recipe!

  7. Robin rolls are not that difficult. In fact yeast bread as a whole is really quite simple. I do sometimes make my dough in my bread maker then shape it and bake it. However these rolls have a little too much flour so I knead them with my dough hook. I am a lazy bread maker.