Thursday, December 30, 2010

Scoop and Bake Dinner Rolls

Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Rise Time: 45 minutes
Bake Time: 14-18 minutes 
Grade: A-
Make Again: Yes
Recipe Source: Cook's Country (October 2007)

This was the easiest yeast bread I've ever made, however, these things are a little odd, because they ended up looking like muffins. They did taste like buttery dinner rolls, though. I didn't think the leftovers were as good.

To make you whisk the ingredients in a bowl, let rise in a warm oven for 30 minutes then scoop into a muffin tin, followed by another short rise. That's it.

Since they are so incredibly easy to make, I might even try a half-batch in the future.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Simple Turkey (or Beef) Chili

 Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Grade: A
Make Again: Yes
Recipe Source: Cook's Illustrated (January 2008) 
Recipe Source: Best Light Recipes

CI originally did this recipe with beef several years ago (or more than several.) The turkey recipe was developed for the Best Light cookbook after that and was the same, but used turkey and less oil basically.

I can't believe I haven't added this recipe to the blog yet, because I make it at least a few times every year.  It is so simple and exactly the kind of chili I like. It reminds me of the chili I had a kid and it hits the spot on cool days.

With the turkey version they suggest adding the 2nd pound of ground turkey for the last hour of cooking so it stays more clumpy. Sometimes I do that, sometimes I don't. It seems fine when I don't, but the texture it a little smoother I guess.

This is a go to recipe for when I don't have time to cook, but I am at home and can have this cook a while.