Saturday, September 6, 2014

Gameday Soup and a Bun

There's nothing I like better on a crisp, cool Autumn Saturday than to cook one of my favorite meals, Pasta e'Fagioli with some homemade bread.  It's so wonderful to have a game on the TV in the background as I fill the house up with wonderful aromas coming from the kitchen.

The Pasta e' Fagioli soup is a copycat recipe from Olive Garden that I found a few years ago on the internet somewhere and I've been making it since.  You can get the recipe for the soup here:  Pasta e' Fagioli

The bread recipe was VERY simple to make.  One of my top favorite bloggers, "La Table de Nana" made it first and I just had to copy her :)  Check her version here but please don't compare and don't laugh at mine after you see hers, lol!:

This is how I made mine:
Here's the dough after I let it rise for an hour.  I then sectioned it in 6 pieces (couldn't get the 8 like the recipe asks for).

I rolled out each piece and cut like picture above

I then started to roll it from one corner and kept going.

and then rolled it up and tucked the edges under.  Carefully picked it up

and placed it on a baking sheet covered with a silicone baking mat (parchment paper works just as good).  I covered them with the Olive Oil after I rolled them up.  Tried putting the Olive Oil on before I cut and rolled them up but it was too difficult to roll.  I then let them set for about a 1/2 hour.

Sprinkled this one with Sesame Seeds (this was the only one I sprinkled because I like my bread plain).

Baked in a 375F preheated oven for 17 minutes or until golden brown.

 and enjoyed it with my favorite Gameday soup.

Give it a try I promise you, you won't regret it!
You can find the recipe to the bread here:
Have a great weekend!

Until next time,

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  1. Both the soup and bread look delicious! I think today might feel a tiny bit fall like here in VA!

    1. Thank you! We have plenty of leftovers and will enjoy a bowl on my porch :) Hope your day is going well!

  2. Your meal looks delish! Thank for the links too.
    I love this time of year, when the kitchen is filled with the smells of delicious food cooking. Good for the soul :)

    1. Indeed, a house full with lovely aromas from the kitchen is good for the soul, just wish my kids and grandkids lived up there too :\ Have a blessed week Kerin

  3. Oh that bread!!! Looks delicious. I love all kinds of bread!!

    1. It was oh so VERY good. I love bread too but can't have too much. I cherish every bite I eat :)

  4. Your buns are adorb!
    And what a great soup and tutorial.
    My husband said just today..when football starts in the's fall!

  5. P.S I can' t even remember how I cut mine!O:-)