Thursday, March 31, 2011

Rosemary Soda Rolls

Yummy recipe from The Herb Bible (this link will take you to the Barnes and Noble website where you can view and order the book if you would like)

                                                            Rosemary Soda Rolls

Soda bread is a traditional Irish Loaf that only requires baking soda to make it rise. This means no hours of waiting for yeast to rise! Yea! The whole wheat flower gives it a nutty taste and you can vary the herbs as you wish.

serves 4

2 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp butter (I have successfully substituted Smart Balance for a lower fat roll...but butter is better)
2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1 1/4 cups milk
                                                  fresh chopped rosemary from the garden

Sift the flour, salt and baking soda into a bowl. Add the butter and rub in until mixture is like fine bread crumbs. Stir in the rosemary.
Make a well in the middle and, using a fork, beat in the milk, then gradually knead with your hands to make a dough.
Turn it out on to a floured surface and split into four segments, shaping each one lightly into a circle. Place them on a greased baking sheet. Bake in the middle of the oven at 425 degrees F/ 220 degrees C for 30-35 minutes, or until risen and golden, then cool on a wire rack.


I mad these rolls to go with the stew I am making for dinner tonight. I ate one for lunch. They are a little dark, because I did not hear the timer go off and they spent an extra few minutes in the oven, but they still tasted great!

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