Spice & Vinegar Pulled Pork Panino from Simmzy’s (Manhattan Beach, CA)
Pulled pork, caramelized onions, and the perfect amount of Swiss cheese.
Blue Cheese Haystack from Simmzy’s (Manhattan Beach, CA)
Even a cereal lover like me has mornings when I just can’t imagine crunching through another bowl of what sometimes resembles KibblesnBits. I came up with these rolls during one such morning.
The inspiration? This whole wheat bread recipe, the bag of walnuts in my pantry, and the delicious walnut milk bread I’d eaten at Yamazaki Bakery in Taiwan. The walnuts (hidden inside) really add to the texture and flavor of these soft whole wheat rolls.
- Follow this recipe for soft whole wheat bread.
- Once the dough has risen (for the first time), punch it down and divide it into 8 pieces. Roll out each piece into a rectangle/oval - whatever your dough naturally wants to do. No need to mess with it too much.
- Brush each piece of dough with some melted butter and place a few pieces of walnuts on top, then roll them up. Try your best to pinch the ends closed and fold them under - they’ll pop out a bit after rising again, but I kind of like that rolled-up look.
- Place the rolls onto a buttered baking sheet, cover them loosely with plastic wrap, and let them rise again for about 45 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 335F. Brush the tops of the rolls with egg wash (I like to use 1 egg + a splash of milk).
- Bake the rolls for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
I’m ending the Thanksgiving holiday and starting December with a lot to be thankful for - family, friends, food, and…followers. Just wanted to take a second to thank you all so much for supporting the ramblings, recipes, and photos that make up this blog. I really, really appreciate it!
These cake pops - well, the first two - should adequately express how I feel at the moment.
Lots of Love,