Quilting and Food……………..

Just go together……yes?? Tonight the smaller of the 2 quilt groups I belong to meets. We usually do a meal (“little lunch”=Minnesota speak) and I will be bringing dinner rolls. These are 2 of our faves and are not sourdough. The first is a dill/onion roll.002

There’s nothing more lovely than the aroma of dill! The recipe:

1 cup + 2 Tbls warm water

2 Tbls butter

2 Tbls sugar

3 cups bread flour

1+1/2 tsp salt

1 Tbls dill weed

1 Tbls dehydrated onion flakes

1+1/2 Tbls dry milk powder (I used plain non-dairy creamer powder)

1+1/2 tsp yeast

Put in breadmaker (in appropriate order) and set for “dough” cycle. Remove and divide in 24 small balls. Place 2 balls in each greased cup in cupcake pan. Let rise til double. Brush with milk. Bake at 350F for 15 to 20 min. or til light golden. Makes 12 large dinner rolls.

The next is our all-time favorite Craisin Pecan rolls……004

Ahhhh….the perfume of cinnamon ‘anything’ baking!

1 cup + 2 Tbls warm water

3 Tbls butter

1/4 cup brown sugar

1+3/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

3 cups bread flour

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1/3 cup craisins (dried cranberries)

2 tsp yeast

Place in bread machine. Process on ‘dough’ cycle. Remove and divide in 24 balls. Place 2 balls in each of the greased cups of a cupcake pan. Let rise til double, brush tops with milk and bake: 350F for 15 to 20 min.

I have been making these in 2 small “boule” style artisan loaves for slicing/breakfast bread/gifts. Baking time is 30 minutes at 350F.


About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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20 Responses to Quilting and Food……………..

  1. Jackie says:

    Oh, yummy!!! I remember Grandma always said, “lets have a “little lunch”… Have fun at your gathering 🙂

  2. Gloria says:

    I can almost smell them here! Pulled some rhubarb yesterday and am going to bake something….
    Loved you hiking story and pics, looks like fun. Butch is waaaayyy up north with his cousins on a fishing trip.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Ahhhhhhh…..best that you are here….LOL! I love rhubarb….DH just picked some for freezing to make wine. Tomorrow, maybe, something yummy/dessert-y!! Have a great & restful day…………..Hugs……………..

  3. witchylin says:

    Thank you for the recipes for both your rolls. They look delicious. I love baking and the smell in the kitchen is wonderful when there is bread cooling. I am sure your quilting ladies will love your part of the “little lunch”. 😉

  4. ivoryspring says:


    I am trying the cinnamon craisin bread today, except I think I will use raisins since that’s what I have on hand. My little one LOVES bread.

    • treadlemusic says:

      The recipe would work super well with raisins. Raisins were my/our fave til we got ‘hooked’ on the tart/sweet flavor of dried cranberries. Now I use them exclusively. I always have small loaves of this bread in the freezer for unexpected guests or gift needs. I hope you all enjoy the results!!!!

  5. LB says:

    Dill and onion! Yum! I need to retire so I can spend more time baking and eating and riding and gardening and maybe learning to quilt! Someday, right? 🙂

  6. Thread crazy says:

    Yummy….a must try tomorrow!

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  8. mumsyblossom says:

    Sounds amazing. It’s winter here so just too perfect. Thanks!

    • treadlemusic says:

      It seems like winter is a vague memory here! But it did last “forever”!!!!! LOL!!!!! Loved having you “pop” in!!! Please, stop back again. Hugs…………………………Doreen

  9. darlynn says:

    I saved this to Pinterest. Let’s see how many pins you receive!! Looks like a great recipe I will indeed make. thank you

    • treadlemusic says:

      I made another (sourdough) batch today…yield 2 boules. The dinner roll recipe, if increased by half, will yield 2 dozen nice sized rolls. The tea room that serves these get 1 dozen per recipe and the rolls are quite large. The craisin, walnut, cinnamon combo gives off the most awesome aroma while baking and everyone will really be impressed with your results!!! Thanks so much for the “pin”!!! Hugs……..

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