Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Poppy Seed Pull-Apart Rolls

I woke up yesterday morning with half my life packed and thought it would be so easy not to cook something new.  But, with my daughter still soundly asleep and a few moments of calm I pulled out Vegan Brunch, flipped it open to the back and came across a recipe for Poppy Seed Pull-Apart Rolls.   Perfect!   Some nice fresh rolls to tear into on a Sunday morning.   What could be more comforting?  The ingredient list is short and I've never made rolls, so it sounded perfect for a challenge this week.  I will be taking the next two weeks off while we move but I can't wait to start cooking in my new kitchen.  Hopefully the quality of my photos will improve with the better lighting there.   

This recipe called for equal amounts of whole wheat flour and all purpose flour but all I had in my pantry was the all purpose so these rolls won't be the healthiest things on the planet.  The dough was extrememly sticky, so sticky that I had to add at least another half cup of flour and much more while I was kneeding it out.  You can see how sticky my hands were here when I tried to pry the dough out of the mixing bowl.  The rolls turned out a little denser then I expected and had lots of poppy seeds but they were tasty.

Sticky, doughy hands

Poppy Seed Rolls before rising

Risen and ready for the oven

The final product

My friend Kathryn over at The Hedgehog in the Kitchen made a simple and delicious sounding Spicy Lemon Pepper Pasta with Broccoli this week. I hope she continues her adventures in the kitchen while I am on my wee break. I look forward to seeing what she has been up to when I get back!


  1. I'll look forward to your next entry in a few weeks!

  2. These look so good. How did they taste? Interesting that you had to modify the recipe because the dough was too sticky.

  3. Amazing, Lee! Packing and making fresh rolls. :)

    I imagine you had to add more flour because the whole wheat flour was missing. It is a lot denser and takes up more moisture, in my experience.

  4. Jeannette, I thought the stickiness might have something to do with that. I was going to try a few other types of flour (barley, chickpea) but I chickened out.

  5. Lisa, they tasted pretty good, especially fresh. I had one slathered with Tofutti cream cheese and peach Jam and was very happy.

  6. I hope you post some pics of your new home once you get all settled in!

  7. Wow, I need to have a go at making these.