Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Delicious Make ahead buns~ and their bags~

I found this recipe recently..and I have no clue where..I tried Googling.. to no avail So forgive me..I think the original source is Cooking Light..but I am almost certain Pinterest was my inspiration..somewhere~
You make the dough the day before..and the next day you just assemble and bake..they are soft soft soft. So good really. I had seen bread bags on the internet using dishtowels..I wasn't ready to part with my new ones.. so used fabric instead..
You can add ephemera..such as the one above I bought at Etsy..And you can add vintage lace..on one I added some crochet from a tablecloth from my grandmother's home~The tablecloth was worn..had holes..I salvaged the parts that were still usable..I love vintage handiwork~ You simply sew a hem at the top sew both sides and bottom together..whilst tucking seam binding or ribbon to the form the ties~
I liked using this Macarons/French fabric and covering a button w/ the cake.The fabric is also from Etsy..Taiwan:) Shopping from home is such an extravagance I enjoy.In moderation of course.:)
Here is the recipe for the small breads~ No Knead Overnight Parmesan And Thyme Rolls Ingredients 1/2 teaspoon dry yeast 2 tablespoons warm water (100° to 110°) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/3 cup 2% reduced-fat milk $ 1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided 1 tablespoon sugar $ 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 1/10 ounces whole-wheat white flour (about 1/4 cup) 5 3/5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/4 cups), divided Cooking spray 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper Preparation 1. Dissolve yeast in 2 tablespoons warm water in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes or until bubbly. 2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add thyme to pan; cook 1 minute or until bubbly and fragrant. Add thyme mixture and milk to yeast mixture, stirring with a whisk; add 1/4 cup cheese, sugar, salt, and egg, stirring well. 3. Weigh or lightly spoon whole-wheat white flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Using a wooden spoon, stir whole-wheat white flour into yeast mixture. Weigh or lightly spoon 4.5 ounces (about 1 cup) all-purpose flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Add all-purpose flour to yeast mixture, stirring well. Add enough of remaining all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to form a smooth but very sticky dough. Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and refrigerate overnight. (Dough will not double in size.) 4. Remove dough from refrigerator. Do not punch dough down. Turn dough out onto a floured surface; sprinkle dough lightly with flour. Roll dough into a 12 x 7–inch rectangle. Brush dough with remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup cheese evenly over dough; sprinkle with pepper. Beginning with a long side, roll up dough jelly-roll fashion. Pinch seam to seal (do not seal ends of roll). Cut roll into 8 (1 1/2-inch) slices. Place slices, cut sides up, on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until rolls have risen slightly. 5. Preheat oven to 400°. 6. Place pan in oven, and immediately reduce heat to 375°. Bake rolls at 375° for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Enjoy~ P.S.I would love to know how to chose the right size photo for our blogs~ These seem so tiny on my Netbook..and frightfully large on the family computer..I sound like Goldilocks who wants to find the right size.. I am linking to Picasa.. and pick the 600x400 or vice versa.. Or I use medium on the size asked for on the new Blogger? What am I doing incorrectly. These are too big for me said she:)


  1. I am such a chicken when it comes to yeast...I don't know why but I always shy away. I must stand up straight and go for of these days. Your rolls look wonderful...I do love the way the house smells when making bread or rolls.

    Your bags are perfect! So cute.

  2. Oh my goodness Nana...I can taste the softness just by looking at your picture....and the bags are just about the cutest things I have ever seen. I wish I could sew...knit no.
    I will be making fact I want one right now!
    Bisous my sweet friend!

  3. btw...I resize on Flickr then upload the larger medium size to my computer after editing...then on Blogger I choose large. Who the heck knows if that even makes sense! I think your pics look just perfect!

  4. Linda..they look scary big to me..and I think I am doing what you are doing:)Do I make sense?

    Yes make them:)
    Tes hommes..vont aimer!
    Kate..don't be a chicken..follow the recipe to a T and you are there.
    I see what you do:) This is a piece of cake for you ..and Linda.

  5. That French fabric is delicious!! Love your rolls too - they sound wonderful.

  6. Oh, those rolls look delicious. And 'no knead' you say? Perfect. Everything looks good to me. You must be doing it right.

  7. what adorable and nice buns!!

  8. Des petits pains qui me semblent succulent... Merci ma chère Nana pour la recette.
    Les sacs à pains en tissu sont très jolis...
    gros bisous

  9. Definately want to make these little breads for Sunday...gorgeous....don't think mine will turn out so good though.
    I love that little bag...your bags are all such little treasures:))
    Just wish I was good at sewing...
    Have a wonderful Mother's Day with your gorgeous ones!
    Sending many hugs and blessings your way.
    Shel xx
    PS I like your photos so big...even bigger would be better xx

  10. Well,
    Today is shopping day so I will bet getting some yeast for these rolls. Thanks for sharing

    With All That I Am
    Carrie "The Handmade Homemaker"

  11. I'm with Kate above. I'm shy with yeast and always have been. My mother was a baker, but I didn't get one single one of the baking genes.

    Lovely little bags too. Happy Mother's Day Monique.

  12. Lovely as always. My grandmother was the bread baker and then I married a guy who also loves to bake bead.
    Happy Mother's Day! ~ Sarah

  13. Tout ceci est de toute beauté, Monique !

  14. Pretty pictures and they are just the right size on my laptop :) Bread rolls look yummy!! One of these days I'll have time to play in the kitchen and maybe even sew a little :) I decided I'm going to make a coconut cake for myself for Mother's Day on Sunday - that way I get to play kid-free in the kitchen and I get what I want. (although I'm sure Sara will be my little baking helper).

  15. They look delicious, I can almost smell them, can't wait to try your recipe, I will also make the bread bag, but not sure if the bread rolls will last long enough to need a bag to keep them in ;0)

  16. Oh, these look beautiful and I can't wait to try them in the new bread machine - I just posted rolls too! :) I love the beautiful fabric bread bag!

    Have a wonderful Mother's Day, chère Monique!

  17. I hope you all have a wonderful Mother's day too!

    Susan..I think these are the only NON bread machine makeable rolls..

    Truly..just mix..refrige..and that's it..I think the machine would NOT work in this case?
    What do you think?

    Bon Dimanche..Bon Mois De Mai aussi~xxx

  18. The word Parmesan got me drooling..
    Love your bread bags and the little buttons..

  19. You know that sweet little button would catch my eye, Monique. Your beautiful rolls look light as a cloud. I'm becoming a little more adventuresome with my bread baking and will surely give this recipe a try. Happy Mother's Day to you, my friend. I hope your day is a very happy one.

  20. Your rolls look delicious, and your bags are so pretty!
    I wanted to come over and wish you a Happy Mother's Day! Good to see you back, I hope you are well!
    Enjoy your day, Nana.

  21. You can be sure this is something I will be making very soon. Those bread bags are an eye catcher; so dainty as well as useful. I have not been around much because I was expecting some of my kids of Friday night.
    To be able to enjoy their visit I have to prepare in I set up and cook as much as I can and it seems to work out so much better for me.
    Bonne Fête des Mères Monique; enjoy your day mon amie.

  22. Whenever I stop by your blog. you make me smile. Your lovely bread bags are so special and the rolls look and sound delicious. I hope you have had a wonderful Mother's Day, Monique. Your photos look great on my laptop.

  23. What delicious looking buns and the bag is just perfect! What a lovely gift to give and to receive!

  24. A wonderful bread recipe and some beautiful bread bags!! I love it all!! I need to get back to sewing again. I've been away from my machine for far too long! A delightful post as always! xxoo

  25. Where do you find the time! Bread bags. What a great idea. I might spend the winter making them and sell them at the farmers' market next year. I must bookmark this.

  26. Oh, I love those rolls and am happy you found the recipe! Such pretty bread bags - this is the first I've heard of them! Merci, Madame!