Happy Birthday - rolls and toothpick flags
Today, we are celebrating my husbands birthday. I got up early to bake him his favorite: my cardamom and raisin birthday rolls.
I made two batches. 1 with and one without raisins.
The recipe for 1 batch is.
4 tsp dry yeast
1 cup of milk - or milk/water or water
1 tbsp of lemon juice - or orange or lime.
3 tbsp of vegetable oil - I use organic grapeseed oil
4 tsp sugar - I use organic cane sugar
1 tsp salt - I use pink Himalayan salt 2 3/4 cup of organic unbleached flour - hold back half a cup.
1-2 tsp cardamom
1/2 cup of raisins - I use Thompsons organic raisins from Trader Joes.
To make these rolls really great, please follow my dry yeast baking tips.
Mix and roll into 10-11 rolls. Let rise for at least 25 minutes. If you want really moist rolls, make sure that you do not add too much flour. The dough should be rather sticky.
Bake: 415F - 12min.
This recipe is a modification of my Thanksgiving herb rolls. (even more detailed instructions)
Ready to rise under a tea towel.
Here they are in the oven (website only)
And there is practically no clean-up, which I love (website only)
While the rolls were in the oven, I made little monogrammed toothpick flags and set the table.
And put them in the rolls before serving.
The bread basket is from H&M home
Want to make some toothpick flags? I made some patterned ones and left one blank if you want to add a monogram to it, like I did.
Here is a free download
It's a Danish tradition to celebrate birthday with lots of Danish flags. B opened the first package in his Advent calendar.
I set the table with my new felt flower napkin rings
My husband, loved it, and then said: So the rolls, flunked? He is funny like that...
Do you have any fun traditions for your birthdays?
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