Friday, February 17, 2012

Cheddar Chowder & Bretzel Rolls

I'm not entirely sure why the post below was never put up, but since I found it, here goes...

A couple of nights ago I went through all of the recipes that I print off, and I print a lot!, and then put them in page protectors into a binder. Doing that was really helpful and it put me in the mood to make some things I haven't in awhile. That brings me to the meal of the day... :)

The "Bretzel Rolls" or rolls that taste just like a pretzel were inspired by our trip to Austria & Germany two years ago. My hubby scouted around the little town that we were staying in and found a sweet little bakery. They had the freshest, most delicious rolls and pastries. The roll we all loved was the one that tasted like a pretzel. Naturally I had to find a similar recipe so that I can try to replicate it. I found it and my husband set out to make it.

 Don't they look divine? :-)

That all happened when we flew back to England. Fast forward to now with us back in Michigan and me organizing my recipe binder. I decided to try my hand this time at baking them and they were a sure hit! Along with that I made a chowder that we haven't eaten for awhile. So it pays to go through your recipes. Here is a link for the rolls. and I am including the other recipe in case you are interested.

I couldn't find any photos for the chowder, which I know I have, but trust me, it's really good. Enjoy!

Bretzel Roll Recipe

Cheddar Chowder
1/2 cup onion, diced
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
2 cups potatoes, chopped
2 cups water
2 cups ham, diced (or bacon)
(Cheese Sauce)
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
2 cups milk
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Dice, chop and cube onion, carrots, celery and potatoes.
Add onion, carrots, celery, potatoes and water to a large soup pot.  Bring to a boil and cook for approximately 10 minutes, until veggies are tender.
Melt the butter in a saucepan.  Add the flour and whisk until combined (it will form a paste).  Slowly stir in the milk until combined, then add the shredded cheddar cheese - stir until melted (over medium heat)
When the cheese is melted, pour cheese sauce into pot with the cooked vegetables (and the boiling water).  Stir until combined.


Anonymous said...

Ok, those are my new favorite bread to make for sure! They are worth every minute of the time it takes to make

chili pepper said...

I printed this out to try when I have a little time for experimenting. The girls do most of the bread baking these days but I love to try new things when I have a free Saturday afternoon.

Thanks for sharing.