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OMG - you'll never believe what I made!

Biscuit's picture

I swear - it is so nearly-horrifying I'm actually LMAO. 


I'm making Easter dinner today; half the menu came from my Heritage of Southern Cooking book, including dessert, a salad, dressed eggs and - the rolls!  Yes, the rolls.


Tidewater Feather rolls.   Supposed to be PERFECT with all manner of meat, including, and especially, ham.


So I make them.  Had to make a slight change due to time constraints and make the dough last night, fridge it overnight to rise, then shape and bake this morning.  The original recipe doesn't call for an overnight rise but I had little choice and did it figuring the only difference it would make is to deepen the flavor.


Good thing I did.  Because I took them out of the oven half-an-hour ago, let them cool, then pulled one off to split with Max as a "taste-test".


Wanna know what I made?  I made - brown-n-serve rolls.  I swear on my life, that's EXACTLY what they taste like!!!  (ROFL)  O-m-g.  I can't believe it!  Max took one bite, scrunched up his face and said, "This isn't very good.  I don't have to eat them, do I?" 


Ah - well (lol).  They are fresh.  And - to be perfectly honest - my in-laws are going to LOVE them because they always have something to say about my bread and wish I'd just get brown-n-serve like they are used to (G).  Now they have their favorite rolls!  They can have a happy Easter!


I made brown-n-serve rolls - on accident!  How does that happen? (lol)  Anyone want the recipe?


I'm not mean - you're just a sissy.

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

MadMom's picture

(post #34160, reply #1 of 24)

Willie Ray used to ask me to get those rolls like his mother used to make.   Yep, you guessed it, brown and serve rolls.  I think I'll pass on the recipe, LOL.



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Nightrider's picture

(post #34160, reply #2 of 24)

What are brown-and-serve rolls?  I don't think I'm familiar with them.  What do they taste like?

MadMom's picture

(post #34160, reply #3 of 24)

You don't want to know.  Imagine the taste of the worst refrigerated rolls you've ever eaten, divide by...oh, maybe 100...and then nuke them.  (I know, B&S aren't nuked, but they taste like it.)



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Nightrider's picture

(post #34160, reply #4 of 24)

Oh, ew.  So, like the Pillsbury things, but worse?  That's disgusting!

MadMom's picture

(post #34160, reply #5 of 24)

Much worse.  They make Pillsbury taste like gourmet food.



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schnitzel's picture

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chiquiNO's picture

(post #34160, reply #9 of 24)

Those look waaaayyyyyyyyyy better than the ones you get at the grocery!! LOL

Chiqui from way down yonder in New Orleans

 

sueshe's picture

(post #34160, reply #23 of 24)

hmmm taste, the dough is a somewhat neutral flavor, unless stored in the fridge too close to the cabbage or the fruit salad.  Their purpose is to quickly finish off the rolls just before taking them to the table and impress the family and guests with warm toasted rolls. Of course the effect is somewhat like the semi homade disasters promoted by the food channel "artist" I think that if I had to serve them they would be as food for the birds,      and I would like to tell everyone to try locate the person who ordered the chill and snow for the "spring Holiday" and punish them to fullest extent of the imigination of the law.

MadMom's picture

(post #34160, reply #24 of 24)

Not only have we had chilly weather here, but they say this year's peach crop is almost totally gone, and people have lost a lot more, so guess the price of fresh food will go through the roof.  Then I heard a big special on TV last night saying the price of everything will increase with the increased demand for ethanol.  Can anyone say HFCS?  Wonder if the price would go so high if they quit using that crap.  I'm on a rant, as you can see.



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DeannaS's picture

(post #34160, reply #6 of 24)

Ewwww. Pass on the recipe thanks. I swear brown and serve are the lowliest of pre-prepared rolls. I'd take Pillsbury bread in a tube over brown and serve anyday.


Edited 4/8/2007 11:25 am by DeannaS

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Jean's picture

(post #34160, reply #7 of 24)

I would love to see the recipe! :) I remember them as the only rolls my DM ever served!



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Marie Louise's picture

(post #34160, reply #10 of 24)

That's a great story. I did used to love those at holidays-it was the only time we'd get them. I would eat so many of them! I haven't had them since my parents died.

We used to brush butter on the top before baking it-did everyone do that?

drussell's picture

(post #34160, reply #11 of 24)

Yes, we used to brush them with butter too before baking. I also haven't had them at holidays, when they used to appear, since my mom and dad passed away, ten years ago within six months of each other. Maybe they tasted good because it was a time of celebretion. Or maybet they were better then than they are now. Case in point, Hannaford (East Coast- mainly Maine supermarket) has La Brea bread and its own Hannaford brand of bread and the Hannaford bread is much better tasting (at least according to my taste buds). I imagine that's pretty routine if a large company buys out a well liked superior product and starts fiddling with it to make more $ from it.

Biscuit's picture

(post #34160, reply #12 of 24)

Yes, I did that! (G)  Or rather, this recipe had you do that. 


Bleh.


Actually - I'll disagree with MM on this one.  Better than Pillsbury tube things, but not by much.


Thank God they are all gone.


I'm not mean - you're just a sissy.

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

Marie Louise's picture

(post #34160, reply #13 of 24)

The leftovers might have come in handy on your plane ride.

Biscuit's picture

(post #34160, reply #14 of 24)

Plane food is preferable to those things.  Trust me.

I'm not mean - you're just a sissy.

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

mer's picture

(post #34160, reply #15 of 24)

all gone?  LOL.  That sounds like a successful recipe.  :P  

Biscuit's picture

(post #34160, reply #16 of 24)

I told you they'd love them.  You have no idea how excited they were to see them.  Just like "home". 


(le sigh...)


I'm not mean - you're just a sissy.

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

Marie Louise's picture

(post #34160, reply #17 of 24)

I'm sorry. You work so hard to make those people lovely meal after lovely meal, and they're excited about dinner rolls your child wouldn't eat. Le sigh is right.

At least you know how to keep them happy. Hopefully the rolls weren't too hard to make; you know they are going to be asking for them from now on, LOL.

MadMom's picture

(post #34160, reply #18 of 24)

Maybe your recipe is better than Pillsbury, but the B&S rolls you get at the grocery store definitely aren't!



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butterfingers's picture

(post #34160, reply #19 of 24)

I totally forgot about B&S rolls. Are they a regional thing, because I don't see them now that I've moved "up North"? My grandmother had them at every meal my entire life. And she was a "from scratch" grandmother except when it came to bread. They really are awful. I remember at the end of every holiday meal, the bowl of those rolls was always full. No one ever ate them, but she always felt the need to have them on the table. I was always fascinated by the raw texture of those things, and they weren't refrigerated. How did they keep them from continuing to rise in plastic bags at room temperature? They couldn't have yeast in them.

I tried the biscuits from this month's FC for Easter -- the cheese variation. Really wonderful. I'm usually a drop biscuit girl, but these may have converted me.


Edited 4/9/2007 11:21 am ET by butterfingers

MadMom's picture

(post #34160, reply #20 of 24)

The B&S rolls were precooked.  You just browned them and served them to the victims...err...the guests.



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butterfingers's picture

(post #34160, reply #21 of 24)

What about the rolls that were doughy and white that you "baked"? Are these things really baked?

BLAH!

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Jean's picture

(post #34160, reply #22 of 24)

The very definition of half-baked. ;0



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