Sunday, April 17, 2016

Bread Baking Babes: Two-for-One Special

It's time for another reveal from the Bread Baking Babes.   Because last month was unusually busy for me, I'll share two baking challenges this time.  

First up is the current challenge -- Un-cinnamon rolls.

The dough for this challenge is super easy to make and extremely versatile.  It's based off of a recipe from a well-known Oklahoman food celebrity.  I just happen to have three of her cookbooks, and upon diligent research, discovered that 1) the bread recipe appears in all three books, and 2) the recipe has evolved over the years.  Our Kitchen of the Month, Karen, of Bake My Day, has the recipe posted on her website.  

Basically, I combined the first batch of dry ingredients in a bowl, then stirred in the wet ingredients, which were at room temperature.  I let the mixture rise for several hours, added the second round of dry ingredients, then placed it in the refrigerator over night.  

The next morning I tore off about half the dough, rolled it out, rubbed it with melted butter, then spread on my filling.   Because this was a non-cinnamon roll, my filling was a mixture of chopped spinach, feta cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and dill weed, bound together with one egg.  I let the resulting rolls rise about 40 minutes, then baked them at 375 degrees for about 18-20 minutes.  

They are pretty tasty, and go well with just about every main dish.  

The remaining dough was refrigerated until the next day, when I turned that into bonafide cinnamon rolls.  But more on that another time.

Alas, I never got around to posting about the previous bread challenge, the Auberge Walnut Bread.  At the time, my camera was being contrary, so I only got one or two photographs of the bread.  And, sadly, the bread disappeared before I could shoot any more.   It was delicious bread, though.  The Kitchen of the Month was Elizabeth, of blog from Our Kitchen.

So, for April's bread, head over to Karen's for the recipe and instructions on how to participate as a Buddy.  Like I mentioned earlier, the dough is easy and versatile.



hobby baker Kelly said...

Totally fabulous pick for filling. I must try that one myself! And I really love the rich color on your auberge bread. :)

Karen said...

Love, love love your filling!! Sounds delish!!

Elizabeth said...

Look at those perfect spirals! I love the sound of your filling! Did you add the full amount of sugar to the dough, or did you reduce it because of your savoury filling?

And I'm really glad you liked the Auberge bread! The colour of the crust is wonderful.

Katie Zeller said...

Spinach and Feta - a favorite combo chez nous. With red wine and cured ham I think.... But, then I always think that lol

Lien said...

Well done, that green swirl is great, Spinach and cheese... YUM! I get inspired by every BBBpost I visit, because of all these tasty fillings.
you baked a perfect walnut bread too!!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Spinach YES, I'm always for spinach and feta! Beautiful rolls.
Your walnut bread looks so good; and it really was! I need to take them both again.