Monday, November 17, 2008

Pulled Pork w/ Homemade Sandwich Rolls And Homemade Yeast Doughnuts

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A complete dinner post, I was off work today and felt very ambitious. It started with making the Pulled Pork Sandwiches and just snowballed after that!  To Read More, Click On The Recipe Title.

Pulled Pork Sandwiches on Homemade Potato Rolls served with homemade french fries.   And last but definitely not least...Homemade Potato Yeast Doughnuts. I started the morning by putting the boneless pork roast in the crock pot and adding 1 cup of onions, a bottle of BBQ sauce ( I used Kraft), 3 TBLS of honey and a couple dashes of hot sauce.

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The house smelled wonderful when that pork started cooking! I knew I didn't have to worry about it for the rest of the day so I concentrated on making the sandwich rolls. I have a Potato Bread Recipe that you can find here that's out of this world good and decided to try my hand at making sandwich rolls with it. I wanted big ole rolls to make a nice size sandwich, a manly sandwich. The potato bread recipe makes 2 loaves of bread so I figured I'd make the rolls and a loaf of bread, somewhere along the line I started thinking ...well I'm making dough ,so why not try making doughnuts with it. Have I mentioned I've never made yeast doughnuts? The one and only time I tried to make cake doughnuts I burned them while frying them, I haven't tried them since. So why was I in the mood to torture myself with another doughnut recipe...I don't know, like I said I was feeling ambitious I guess, if the doughnuts bombed I still had the rolls. I mixed up the bread dough, this dough is very sticky.

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This is what it looked like with 5 cups of flour added to it. The recipe calls for 6 cups of flour but I used that last cup to knead it. It'll still be sticky after that 1 cup is added but that's good! You want it that way. I greased a bowl and put the dough in it, covered it and let it rise. After it rose, I cut it in half and started cutting hunks off it for the rolls, making them all the same size. I got 9 sandwich size rolls out of it, you could make them smaller if you'd like. I put the rolls on a greased sheet pan and let them rise. Then I started on the doughnuts with the other half of the dough. I rolled it out to about 1/2 an inch thick then I used a glass to cut them out with and the cap off a Kraft Dressing bottle to make the hole in the middle, pretty fancy equipment I've got huh!! LOL!! I put them on a greased cookie sheet and let them rise.

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Sandwich rolls after they rose up. I know they look big but trust me they were just the right size.

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Doughnuts after they rose up. So all that's left to do is bake the rolls and fry the doughnuts. The bread goes into the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. While it's in the oven I start frying the doughnuts. This was the part I wasn't looking forward too. I got the oil heated up and burned the first one, then lowered the tempt added more oil and started frying. They turned out very very well! I put a simple glaze of powdered sugar and milk on them, they were sooooo soft and good!

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The sandwich rolls came out of the oven and I brushed them with butter, they were ready to have they're picture taken!

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I made homemade french fries with the pulled pork.

Potato Bread Recipe

6 cups flour

1 cup mashed potatoes (nothing added to the potatoes to mash)

1 cup potato water

1/2 cup butter (melted)

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs w/ milk to make 1 cup liquid

2 tsps salt

2 pkgs yeast

1/4 cup warm water

1 tsp sugar

Boil potatoes until tender. Mash and add the 1 cup of potato water to a large bowl.

Add yeast to a small bowl with 1 tsp sugar and add the warm water.

Add the sugar, melted butter, and the salt to the mashed potatoes. Stir. When the potato water mixture is cool, mix in the yeast. Add the eggs and milk.

Add the flour a cup at a time and make a soft dough. Place dough on a floured surface and knead it about 10 minutes. Dough should be smooth and elastic.

Let dough rise in a warm place until doubled, covered. Knead a few minutes and divide the dough into 2 loaves. place dough ingreased bread pans and let rise, bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes.

Try this delicious recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken BBQ Sandwiches!


noble pig said...

Holy cow everything looks so good here, wow, it's a feast!

Cristine said...

Looks fantastic!!! Definately bookmarking these!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

What a feast!!! I am drooling over here! That pulled pork looks amazing!

The Blonde Duck said...

You're a miracle worker! What a spread! I'd love to be in your house at dinner!

Warm Bunny said...

Bunny and Carol: This looks amazing. I love that the donuts turned out so good! They look perfect! We love pulled pork around here, so I think I'll be doing that, too!

Kim said...

Did you say Pulled Pork with homemade rolls, homemade french fries and homemade donuts? Four of my favorite foods in the whole wide world. You have absolutely outdone yourself on this one, wow!

Lucy said...

Everything looks so yummy, a meal I could easily be satisfied with and finished off with those wonderful glazed donuts!!

Dawn said...

wow you were busy! What a dinner this would be. I would have loved to sit down to this feast.
You out-shined here Ms. Bunny!

Maria said...

Everything looks fabulous here! I can't wait to make the doughnuts though, mainly because my husband keeps begging me to make them! Yours look wonderful!

RecipeGirl said...

You did about three posts in one here. Everything looks so good!

Theresa said...

Oh boy, what have I been missing here!!! You've been busy with some good stuff. I can't help but go for the sweet stuff. Those donuts got me drooling!!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Pulled pork is one of my favorite things. Those homemade rolls just sent it over the top.

Ivy said...

Everything looks so delish!
Your pictures look great too! :)

Lisa said...

I am so hungry after reading this.

Grace said...

everything looks spectacular, bunny, but i can't get past the pulled pork. it's a favorite of mine, and yours looks luscious. :)

Lori said...

hmmm. The bread looks amazing. I have done rolls before but they dont look like that. Fabulous job!

Jacque said...

Wow! Will you adopt me? I want to eat dinner at your house every night, LOL.

Everything looks fantastic! I'm so impressed you made your own rolls.

Daziano said...

Wow wow... you baked your own buns!!! And everything looks so good! The doughnuts, the salad, and of course that homemade pork sandwich!!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

Wow, that all looks so good. I definitely am guilty of overlooking the buns when I have a sandwich. I'll take one of everything, please, lol!

Sharon said...

You should have more days off of work! Everything looks amazing! I would have killed to have this dinner tonight.

mikky said...

what a spread... love everything... :)

farmgrl said...

Everything looks so amazing,I can almost smell it. I have a question about your sandwhich buns, about how much dough do you use per bun?

Pauline said...

Mmm, I've been craving BBQ pulled pork sandwiches for a while. How long does the pork stay in the crockpot?

Pam said...

I stumbled onto this site while I was looking for a recipe to make the homemade sandwich rolls. WOW. Well to make a long story short, the dough is rising now and the pork has been cooking since 11 am. ;)