Jan 5, 2011

You can't get more handmade than this

The afternoon of Christmas found me in the kitchen at my in-laws, learning how to make rolls from scratch. You see, my mother-in-law makes these rolls. Rolls that my husband asks every year if she's going to make.

I've never worked with yeast or dough so I was really nervous! However, my mother-in-law was so sweet and encouraging - letting me know I had just enough flour, I was kneading it well, and that no one would be able to tell the difference between the ones she or I rolled. I could tell you about it, but it'd be more fun to show you! 
Letting the dough rise...
...and then punching it down!
The end products were delicious if I do say so myself - and it was such a fun mother and daughter-in-law activity!

Have you ever made something totally from scratch?

7 comments:

Breathe Gently said...

They look SO yummy. (Kind of hungry right now, I'll admit it!) What a cool experience.

Also: HI! I miss you! I promise I'll catch up soon.. after we move, yes? xxx

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Oh my gawd! You didn't tell me how they were in those adorable little croissant shapes. YUM YUM YUM! I want some :)

A D Coursey said...

they did look scrumptious! congrats on a successful kitchen endeavor.
i make stuff from scratch all the time, and nothing tastes better!! be carfeul tho; if your rolls came out as good as your MIL's, Ben might start requesting them every week!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh wow - those look yummy. My GF heart aches a bit for good bread... I have yet to try to make GF bread. The stuff I buy in the store is so God awful, I really want to try GF bread this year. But the recipes intimidate me!!

I've done a lot of 'from scratch' baking as I grew up in a house where you just DID NOT buy box mixes for things. :) My mom is an awesome baker. :) The only thing I make these days is GF banana bread, which tastes awesome. But this month, I am going to try to make macaroons as that is something I want to serve at my 30th bday. So a friend and I are gettign together to try to tackle that - it involves a pasty bag so we are both a little nervous! ;)

Nora said...

Send me some? They look amazing!

Something completely from scratch!? Do brownies and cakes and cupcakes count? Cause all of those I make totally from scratch, no mixes or oils or anything. I helped make pizza dough when I was little, but that was ages ago!

Congrats on your first attempt at making the rolls. Looks like a great success to me =)

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohh well done,sweetie. It looks totally amazing and I love baking and cooking from scratch..I really love the whole process:) Happy Friday
Kisses

TheBeautyFile said...

These look outrageous!! I wish I had any energy to bake these days!

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