Daily Archives: November 16, 2013

Harris’ Challah Rolls

We’ll be making our popular Challah Rolls this Thanksgiving! There’s nothing like fresh baked rolls at your dinner! Try them out!

Recipe
Note: This recipe requires a bread machine.

Ingredients

Rolls:
• ¾ cup milk or water
• ¼ cup softened butter
• 2 eggs
• 3 cups flour
• 2 tablespoons honey
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 ½ teaspoons of fast-rising dry yeast or active dry yeast marked for bread machine use

Egg Wash:

• 1 egg
• 1 tablespoon honey

Directions

Rolls:

Gather all of the wet ingredients (milk/water, butter, eggs & honey) and put them in the bread machine.

Next, add the flour and salt on top of the wet ingredients. Do not stir.

In your flour, make a small well about the size of your fist and pour the yeast into the well. Then, set your bread machine to the dough setting.

When the cycle is complete, punch your dough down once.

Then, lightly grease a cookie sheet. We suggest using butter.

Divide the dough into 10-12 pieces, and roll each into a log shape.

Tie each log into a knot and place on the cookie sheet, spaced one –two inches apart.

Cover the rolls with a lint-free kitchen towel. Place the pan in a warm place for at least an hour. This allows the dough to rise.

Egg Wash:

Whisk together the egg and honey.

Brush the dough with the mixture. Optional: You can also sprinkle the rolls with sesame or poppy seeds.

Bake the rolls for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown in the oven at 350 degrees F.

Enjoy!

The Dads: Thanksgiving Menu

So, just what will The Dads be serving this Thanksgiving? Here is our projected menu for this year:

Thanksgiving 2013

Menu: 14 guests

Appetizers:

1. Smoked Salmon Ball
2. Roasted Eggplant Dip
3. Chopped Liver
4. Spiced Nuts

First Course:

1. Potato Leek Soup
2. Challah Dinner Rolls (See Harris’ Recipe in the post above!)

Main Course:

1. Oven-Roasted Turkey with White Truffle Butter
2. Smoked Turkey
3. Southern Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage and Spinach
4. Harris’ Italian Stuffing
5. Sweet Potato Grand Marnier
6. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts
7. Cranberry Onion Confit
8. Traditional Cranberry Relish

Dessert:

1. White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie (See the recipe & video in the posts below!)
2. Pumpkin Pie
3. Jewish Apple Cake
4. Lemon Meringue Pie
5. Sugar-Free Trifle (Made by Carol)

Recipe: Harris’ Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Cookies Final

Warm delicious cookies & milk. Who doesn’t want to try some of Harris’ Chocolate Chip Cookies?! Harris recommends using Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Chips when making his recipe! Enjoy!

Ingredients

• 2¼ cups all-purpose flour (We prefer King Arthur’s)-Harris says Self-rising in the video – but please use all-purpose!
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
• 1 cup of softened un-salted butter
• ¾ cup packed dark brown sugar
• ¾ cup white sugar
• 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract or one whole vanilla bean
• 2 large eggs
• 2½ cups bittersweet chocolate chips

Directions

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt, then set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, and white sugar at medium high speed until very light and creamy. This will take about 5 minutes.

At slow speed, add eggs one at a time until just incorporated. Add vanilla. If using a stand-up mixer with a very slow speed setting gradually add dry ingredients until just incorporated. If you do not have a stand up mixer, incorporate dry and wet ingredients with a wooden spoon.

Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop walnut size mounds of cookie dough onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 11 minutes.

Reduce your Back Pain with a GelPro Mat!

NewLife GelPro Mats! If you do any amount of standing at your kitchen counter, you have to have one of these mats!!!

After years of going without the mat and having back pain as a result, what a difference this product makes! They come in a variety of beautiful designs. They are a little pricey but well worth the trade off!

With all the holiday cooking and washing of dishes, Harris & Dave suggest that you treat yourself to one of these and enjoy the holidays free of back pain!

Just another tip from The Dads: Harris & Dave!

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