Thursday, July 24, 2014

Chicken Broccoli Braid

This recipe was shared by a friend from church.  It's a quick, easy, and sure tasty.  I made some changes to the recipe just because, but either way it's delicious.  Instead of refrigerated crescent dough I used the "Best Rolls" recipe found here on the blog.


1 cup chopped broccoli florets
2 cups chopped cooked chicken breasts (or 1 can chicken)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp dill weed
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp minced garlic 
1/4 tsp salt
Best rolls dough (or 2 pkg (8oz) refrigerated crescent dough)
1 egg white, lightly beaten
2 tbsp slivered almonds (optional)

NOTE:  When preparing the chicken, I usually spray a broiler pan with cooking spray.  I get some chicken breasts and season them.  I lay them on the broiler pan and broil each side for 6-7 minutes.  After both sides have been broiled, I get the chicken out and cover it with aluminum foil for 10 minutes (meat still cooks outside the oven).  Make sure juices run clear and your chicken is fully cooked.  If not, put it back inside the oven for a few more minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Combine broccoli, chicken, cheese, mayonnaise, dill weed, garlic, and salt in a bowl: Mix well.  

If you make the "Best Rolls" recipe, you'll only need a quarter of the dough for this recipe.  Roll bread dough to cover the bottom of a large cookie sheet.  

If using refrigerated crescent dough: do not separate.  Arrange longest sides of dough across width of cookie sheet.  Repeat with remaining package of dough.  Press all seams together.  

On longest sides of cookie sheet, cut dough into strips 1 1/2" apart, 3" deep. 

Spread filling down center.  Braid strips across center, twisting each strip one turn.  Tuck ends.  Brush with egg whites and sprinkle with almonds.

Bake 25-28 minutes until golden brown.  Enjoy!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Best Rolls!!!

Thank goodness for Pinterest right!
I came across this recipe on Pinterest a few years back and had to try it.  Since then, this recipe has become my go-to recipe for rolls.  They taste AMAZING and are fast and easy to make.  There's only one problem though, they are soooo good that it is hard to stop eating them!

This recipe can be used for a lot of other recipes as I'll mention in the bottom of this post, and a few others later on. 

Give it a try, you will not be disappointed.  

Recipe from:  How does she?


1 1/2 cups milk
3/4 cup plus 1 tbsp sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp salt
2 tbsp yeast
2 cup warm water
9-10 cups flour

In a small bowl dissolve the yeast in the warm water along with 1 tablespoon of sugar, set aside.

In a microwavable bowl add milk, 3/4 sugar and one stick of butter (1/2 cup).  Microwave for  2 minutes.

Transfer the milk, sugar and butter mixture into a big bowl and add one to two cups of flour to cool it down a bit.  Then add egg, salt, and yeast mixture.  Mix well.

Incorporate flour, 2 cups at a time.  Mix well, cover, and let rise.

Divide dough in 4 balls.  Take each ball and roll it in a circle.  About 1/4 inch thick.   Smear some butter on top of each rolled circle.  Using a pizza cutter cut the circle in quarters, then do two more cuts in each quarter in order to end up with 12 triangles per circle.

Roll triangles beginning with bigger side first and finishing up with the tip.  Place rolls in a greased cookie sheet and let rise until double their size.  I usually let them rise for about 20-30 minutes.

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes.

Run a stick of butter on top of baked rolls for an extra buttery taste. Enjoy!

Did you make a lot of dough?  Don't want to make all the rolls?  
Well how about a dessert!

Just add a little bit of melted butter to the top of one of your rolled circles.  Sprinkle some cinnamon and sugar, then roll it (like making cinnamon rolls).
Using a knife, cut rolled dough in half, just don't go all the way so that the two pieces are still connected.
Grab both pieces of dough and twist together.  Form a ring and pinch ends together.
Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees.  

Frost with cream cheese frosting or your favorite glaze.  Enjoy!