Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Delicate White Dinner Rolls

Round White Artisan Loaves (background) & Delicate White Dinner Rolls

One of my recent weekly deliveries to our local organic farm store included my usual round white artisan loaves of bread which have a chewy crust and a moist interior crumb. Along with those round loaves, I delivered their smaller spinoff cousins, the white dinner rolls with which I had been experimenting. I say "experimenting" because I created the dinner rolls, packaged them up into bags of 6 rolls each and sold them all, without even getting to taste one of my own creations! I now need to make more so that I can taste them myself. They must have been good, because they sold out right away.

I can tell you that these little rolls which averaged about 3 1/2 inches in diameter, had a nice delicately chewy crust covering a soft interior. When I gently squeezed a roll between my thumb and forefinger, it gave a springy resistance back to me that told me it was moist and soft inside. Just right to bite into plain or adorned with soft butter. They would make wonderful small sandwiches for a buffet table or as a snack any time of day. Perhaps with afternoon tea.

Here's what the white rolls and loaves looked like during their "proofing" phase:

White Bread on the Rise!

Guess I had better get busy baking some more so that I can try them out myself, huh?

© Copyright 2009 MotherHen Jen


Hardware Bob said...

The Artisan bread and dinner rolls look totally yummy.You seem to be having a lot of enjoyment and fun with your new hobby.

Hobbies are the greatest when you actually make money and have fun at the same time.

I don't recall any testing samples!!

Farmer Jen said...

Hi Bob,
Yes, I am having fun making the bread and rolls so far. As I mentioned in my post, I, the baker, didn't even get to taste these delicate little rolls. I will make more sometime soon, and if you are quick, you may get to taste one. Thank you for the praise and for leaving a comment on my bread baking blog.

Anonymous said...

I love bread! This blog just makes me smile!!!!

Last night, we joined our cooking friends for our monthly cooking club. The theme was Caribbean Fusion. The host prepared these absolutely melt in your mouth biscuits with pumpkin seeds or sesame seeds. These biscuits were served warm with real whipped butter... I thought I died and went to heaven.

Velva said...

I am not anonymous....I hit the wrong button. Ooops!