This week, the Sunday Supper team is partnering up with Chantal Cookware and a lucky 20 ladies were selected to receive their new Easy as Pie Dish. The whole point? We’re baking in honour of those who have been affected by the scourge that is cancer and unfortunately, there are too many of us who can lay claim to that dishonour.
I have known and loved too many people directly affected by this disease. There was one terrible year where I went to four funerals and in each case, the deceased had succumbed to some form of cancer.
I definitely wanted to take part this week and bake something in recognition of all the strong, tenacious, inspirational people who are dealing with this on a day to day basis.
I’m bringing bread to our virtual table. Bread is old school. It’s calming. It’s soothing. It’s something you make in a manner that is almost primal – the way that a few scant ingredients come together in your hands and becomes something so comforting and familiar.
Garlic Rosemary Yeast Rolls (adapted from Annie’s Eats)
2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast or approximately 2 3/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (I used the latter)
1 cup warm water (105-115 degrees F)
1 tbsp honey
3 tbsps olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, at room temp, lightly beaten
5 cloves garlic, minced plus more for butter topping
3 tbsp fresh rosemary, minced plus more for butter topping
4 cups bread flour
2 tbsp butter for the topping
In the bowl of stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, stir together the yeast and warm water. Let it sit for three to five minutes and watch it bloom (very cool).
Add the honey, oil, salt, egg, garlic and rosemary to the yeast mixture and mix well.
Add three cups of flour and mix until the dough comes together. It will be very sticky. Switch to the dough hook and with the mixer on low/medium-low, add in the remaining cup of flour.
Continue kneading on low-speed for 8-10 minutes, until the dough is smooth and elastic. If your dough is too dry and isn’t coming together, add a bit of warm water, a tablespoon at a time. I had to add in about 2 extra tablespoons to get my dought to the right consistency.
Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl. Turn it once in the bowl to coat it on all sides. Cover the dough with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel. Place the bowl in a warm, draft-free spot for about 2 hours until it’s doubled in size.
Turn the dough out on a lightly floured work space and knead for about 30 seconds. Cover the dough again and let it rest for another 10 minutes. Punch the dough (so fun!) and divide it into 10-12 equal sized pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and place it into a greased dish.
I made 12 pieces and they all fit into a normal sized Pyrex pie plate. Cover the pie plate and let the dough rise in a warm, draft-free spot for about 20-30 minutes.
During the final resting period, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
Place the two tablespoons butter, garlic and rosemary (however much you want) into a small saucepan. Heat it over medium high heat until the butter has melted. Continue heating on medium heat for about 2 minutes to really infuse the butter with the garlic and rosemary flavour.
Brush the melted butter over the top of the unbaked rolls. Place the rolls into the oven and bake for approximately 15-20 minutes.
Let cool before serving.
These are absolutely delicious. I don’t know why I was ever intimidated by bread baking at home. The tops were crusty and the insides soft, fluffy, and intoxicating with the strong garlic and rosemary flavours. The Husband inhaled two of these right away. Me – I can never stay away from carbs and it was hard to stop myself at just one piece.
Each Sunday Supper participant this week is bringing their baked dish to someone dealing with cancer, whether they’re a patient, a love done, or a health professional who works with cancer patients. I wanted to bring some rolls to my sister-in-law, who is a fantastic nurse. She is an incredibly strong, competent, able woman who I would gladly have in the hospital room with me. She doesn’t work specifically with cancer patients but she does a job that I could never imagine doing. It takes a tough person and trust me, she is one!
Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to drop by her place so I’ll give some to my Lil Sis tonight. My Lil Sis is a dietitian who works in hospitals, sometimes with those dealing with cancer. I’m sure she’ll appreciate these soft, garlicky, savoury rolls.
Make sure you check out everyone’s delicious baked goods! This first list comprises those lucky #SundaySupper Contributors who were provided with an Easy As Pie Dish by Chantal Cookware
The rest of us wanted to bake along in honour of this solemn and important occasion.
- Pecan Pie by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Nana’s 3LB Deep Dish Apple Pie by I Run For Wine
- Upside-down Apple Pie by Comfy Cuisine
- Coconut Pie by Basic N Delicious
- Italian Chicken Pie by Momma’s Meals
- German Apple Pie by Mrs. Mama Hen
- Funny Cake by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Sweet Potato Pie with Gingersnap Crust by Webicurean
- Crustless Pumpkin Pie with Maple Whipped Cream by The Meltaways
- Lemon Meringue Pie by The Messy Baker Blog
- Ham and Spinach Quiche by Magnolia Days
- Pink Salmon Quiche by My Catholic Kitchen
- Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Streusel Topping by Juanita’s Cocina
- Grilled Eggplant Moussaka With Greek Yogurt White Sauce by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie by Big Bears Wife
- Pumpkin Maple Pie by Mama’s Blissful Bites
- Spiced Pumpkin Pie with a Cinnamon Roll Crust by Daily Dish Recipes
- Pasteis de Nata ~ Portuguese Custard Tart by Family Foodie
- Chocolate Pie by Diabetic Foodie
- Fancified Shepard’s Pie by Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends
- Pink Lady Pie by From Fast Food to Fresh Food
- Butterscotch Pudding Triple Chip Cookies by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
- Hazelnut Milk Chocolate Pie by Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Flatbread with Grapes, Gruyere, Rosemary and Red Onions by Shockingly Delicious
- Salted Caramel Filled Chocolate Chip Cookie by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Candy Bar Pie by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Mini Quiches by In the Kitchen with Audrey
- Apple Cranberry Slab Pie by Generation Y Foodie
- Gratin of Potatoes, Onions & Leeks by An Appealing Plan
- Garlic rosemary yeast rolls by Gotta Get Baked
- Italian Tomato Tart by She likes ruffles, he likes truffles
- Impossible cheeseburger pie by In the Kitchen with KP
- 10 Grain Muffins by Mangiamo!
- Deep Dish Caramel Apple Pie by Mama Mommy Mom
- Date Crumb Pie by girlichef
- Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Doughnuts by What Smells So Good?
Chantal is offering 20% OFF of ALL Chantal Pie dishes on www.chantal.com. BAKE4CURE must be entered at checkout to receive the pie dish discount. The coupon discount code is active October 16, 2012 through October 30, 2012. (Coupon only available to US residents – apologies to my Canadian peeps!).
Join the Sunday Supper Team and Chantal Cookware for this special #BakeForACure event Around the Family Table this week on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper. We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm (Eastern) for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat.
We’d also love to feature your easy go to recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers, too.