Sunday, February 13, 2011

3 things that changed my life.

Today, last minute, we ended up having 3 guests (all teenagers nonetheless!) for dinner instead of one and these three things saved our dinner and changed my life. Seriously.

First off: 'No rise rolls'. I whipped these up (prep AND cook time) in fifteen minutes!  They were fabulous.  Why do I even make real rolls?!?  We needed them for our pulled pork and they were PERFECT.
 AND we found a near perfect corn bread recipe.  This recipe (and pic) came from 'Mel's kitchen cafe'  But more life changing than the cornbread was the honey butter. HOLY SMOKES.  This stuff was UNREAL.  Do you want to know the secret ingredient? You'll never believe it.  It was TO DIE FOR.  Are you ready?  it calls for 1/2 cup marshmallow fluff!!!!!  You've got to try it. wow. wow. wow.
Rolls: ( I halved it and got 12 still)
2 ½ C warm water
6 Tbsp sugar
3 Tbsp yeast
2 Tbsp oil
6 C flour (can use white or wholemeal)
2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder

Stir water, yeast, sugar and oil together. Leave for 5 minutes until it becomes frothy on top. Add flour, salt and baking powder. Mix well. Knead. Roll out if making a pizza base or shape for use as buns / bread / loaf. Paint with oil or milk (if you can be bothered). Bake at 200 degrees C for 10-15 minutes.

½ cup cornmeal
1 ½ cup flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup oil
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
1 ¼ cup milk
Add dry ingredients, make a well and add oil, butter, eggs, and milk into the center. Stir until just mixed (batter will be runny – don’t be alarmed!). Bake in an 8” square pan at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. This doubles perfectly for a 9X13-inch pan.

Honey Butter:
2 sticks butter, softened
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup marshmallow fluff


Cynthia said...

wow...that fast bread recipe does sound life changing! I already saved it in my recipe documents.

Erin said...

I'll be trying all three of these recipes very soon. Thanks for sharing!

arly said...

My head shall not touch the pillow until I try this.

mandi said...

I tried that honey butter, and it is AMAZING! Thank you for all your great recipes.