Saturday, November 17, 2012

Where is my rolling pin? Cheese Bread

My dinner tonight
In the move I lost my rolling pin. Well, I didn't loose it exactly, it's hiding in one of those unpacked boxes, that in a hurry I didn't sign. The rolling pin didn't fit in any well signed kitchen stuff boxes, so I left it to be placed in some other box of appropriate size.
Which one of those still unpacked boxes hide my rolling pin? Give me a hint, please?! 
I have a dough rising and very soon I'd be desperate for a rolling pin! OK, no rolling pin, let me see what I can use to flatten the dough. Hands? Yes, I can try flipping the dough from one hand to the other like those cooks in pizza places do to show off their skills. Or maybe just to show off... No, most definitely skills, which I am lacking at this time: my dough wanted to land on the table more often that on my hand. 


What else I can use to roll the dough? Oh, a bottle of wine, it looks like my rolling pin anyway, well, if it had one handle missing. But when I am missing a whole rolling pin that could also work.

Not perfect yet rolled... :)

then spread the filling on it...

roll,

and let it proof.

Slowly but surely I did roll the dough, made a cheese bread, and left it rise while I went to a store to buy a new rolling pin. And what a pin it is, check it out yourself... A treasure... My new old rolling pin...

I wander how old is this price?

to make more savory breads...


Bread recipe is here

See you,
Marina

40 comments:

  1. I love your new rolling pin - fabulous stuff - just the sort of thing I always hope to find but never do.

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    1. Hi Liz, I was going to buy an old rolling pin at that store, and already had it in my hands then I found this one and just couldn't part with it. I don't come across those kind of things too often either.

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  2. What a cute rolling pin! And well done improvising with the bottle of wine! And of course after using it, you needed to drink it no? ;) The cheese bread looks divine!

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    1. hehehe, I did opened that bottle of wine indeed! :)

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  3. I love this Marina! You have inspired me now. I want to make something like this soon.
    I had the same once about my rolling pin. It is a must have gadget. I had to use a bottle of wine.. it is not the same though!

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    1. Hi Alida, no, bottle of wine is not the same as rolling pin indeed, you are right. :) Let me know if you like this bread after you make it, I am curious... :)

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  4. yeah a wine or milk bottle can easily replace the rolling pin. And what a great cheese bread you baked. yum, yum, yum Marina :-D

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    1. Did you see how much dill it has? :) This bread my grandmother use to make every Saturday, several loaves actually. I didn't see other people baking it, but my grandmother was fifty percent Polish. I wander if you see it in Poland? While growing up I've tried quite a few polish dishes, and one of them I am making today, after this bread it's the most popular meal in our family generation after generation... Can you think of any? :)

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  5. Did you really pay only 69 cents for that rolling pin? When was it made?
    I would have substitute a wine bottle too.

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    1. Hi Norma, oh no, I pay a little bit more, I think I paid around $5.00, still not bad compare to a brand new from a department store. This one I was told is from around 50's and was made in USA (you can see it on the photo right below the price. :)

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  6. That looks wonderful! And I love this old rolling pin. I use a drinking glass that works for me! lol Enjoy your day and your delicious bread!

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    1. Thanks Diane! Do you have any thought when it was made? I would like to find out how old this Made in U.S.A new pin is... :)

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  7. What a gorgeous filled loaf, Marina! And now you have a spare rolling pin...what a deal!!!

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    1. Thanks Lizzy! This bread means a lot to me as it took me some time to re-create my grandmother's recipe. Keeping my family tradition alive, I bake this bread on Saturdays.
      Rolling pin could be a spare one indeed if I found the other one... :)

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  8. Whatever tool or object you have rolled it with, your bread looks perfect. The stuffing sounds fabulous too.
    I have once rolled pastry with an empty bottle, but I see I was wrong: a full bottle can have a double use and be a great company for such a beautiful bread.

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    1. Yes, Sissi, you are absolutely right: we did open that bottle later for dinner... :)

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  9. Hi Marina, you moved places and I moved my blog, its the same thing and we loose some of our things in moving. The bread looks wonderful with spinach(or is it herb) filling.
    My new home is at http://www.simpleglutenfreekitchen.com/

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    1. Hi Balvinder, thanks for letting me know you've moved. Your new blog looks wonderful! :)

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  10. Marina your "sdoba" looks always so good, you are a "dough ferry" in my eyes. I would use a bottle of also to replace a rolling pin. Very simple and perfect recipe, as usual!

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    1. Aww, thank you Yelena! You are so sweet... :)

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  11. This bread looks wonderful, Marina. Is that all dill and feta in the filling? You've got me interested and would love to walk into my kitchen and smell the aroma of it baking in my oven. Thanks for sharing the recipe. By the way, that's one heck of a find, your new, old, rolling pin. :)

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    1. Hi John, it is dill and cottage cheese actually, that's how my grandmother made it. You could add a little feta to it. I think using only feta would make this filling too salty. And John, the smell in the kitchen, well, in the whole house is just addicting, really: I just sit there and smell while it's baking! :)
      You know, I was trying to find out when that rolling pin was made, not a lot of info on the web about that company. Maybe some of my readers will spot some light on that... :)

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  12. I love the filling and basically overall of this bread my friend, it looks absolutely fantastic :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. This is one of our favorite breads too, dill and cheese makes a delicious filling indeed. Thanks Uru! :)

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  13. I hate losing things in the move. I'm still looking for things 2 years later. I know we moved it but I can't remember where I decided it should live.

    This bread looks crunchy on the outside and soft and cheesy on the inside. Just the way I like it!

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    1. Along with moving and packing, we also downsized most of our stuff. Now I wonder if it was sold at the yard sale or donated? What was I thinking?! :) You know, Maureen, the most "delicious" part of this bread for me is when it's baking: the smell of bread mixed with dill aroma is just breathtaking... :)

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  14. Thryin to unpack is really a mess! The bread looks perfect Marina and the pics made me hungry!

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    1. Thanks Katerina! Yes, packing and unpacking aren't my favorite things either. :)

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    1. Thanks Lindy. You are right: this bread does make a sound with the first bite. And I love it too :)

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  16. This bread looks amazing. What is that you put in the middle? I so want to know that. It looks like either garlic or cheese and what herb is that?

    I had my move to word press this week and I want to let you know that your comment along with a few others got deleted by mistake. No need to comment again but I didn't want you to think that I did not approve your comment. Things always get lost or broken in blog transitions. I wish I had made the move a year ago when I started my blog, Oh well!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)
    Jackie

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    1. Thank you Jackie! That in the middle of this bread is a mix of cottage (or farmer, or ricotta) cheese, egg, and dill, both fresh and dry. Things always get lost in any move, I completely understand. No worries. How do you like your new blog platform? I hear different opinions about word press.

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  17. We've got at least 3 rolling pins, so even when we misplace one when we move (and we always do), there's always one that's in a properly labeled box! Nice bread. Good looking filling there. ;-) Good stuff - thanks.

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    1. Hi John, there's never too many things in a working kitchen (where people actually cook, not just store food in the oven). I guess, I'll follow you and get another rolling pin, this time for pasta.

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  18. What a gem of a rolling pin! Where did you manage to find such a quaint and (dare I say it?) vintage-esque rolling pin? I didn't know they sold these kinds of things anymore...Hang onto it, it might be worth something in a few more years ;)

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    1. Well, I found it in a thrift/vintage store. Was glad I did. :) Thanks for your comment!

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  19. I love the look of the bread Marina - it looks so fluffy and well-risen, and I bet the filling (dill and cottage cheese, wow!) must give a beautiful flavour to it. I'm thinking one could make so many delicious variations on this... chorizo and feta, olive and the like... mm. Now I'm feeling darn hungry :D

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    1. Hi Charles, your comment made me hungry! Yes, there are so many filling to make this bread with. I am sticking to this one as my grandmother made it for us every Saturday. It's sentimental, and the smell of this bread baking in the oven brings so many good memories. I want my kids to remember the smell as well as I do and continue on with the family traditions. :)

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  20. Marina, I love your bread AND your fun new rolling pin! We went on vacation last summer and I forgot my rolling pin, I love my new one that I just HAD to buy! :) The bread is beautiful!

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    1. Hi Chris, I know, sometimes I just HAVE to buy another utensil for my kitchen, or gadget. :)

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