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.

2 comments:

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
-Pam

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.

Kat