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From A Year in Bread : Carrot Herb Rolls

I can't believe it's Thanksgiving already at a year in bread. Admittedly, they started in April and I had an early start in February working my way through their year. But I still can't believe I have baked so many breads already and it's only two more to go before their first year ends.

For October/November, the three bakers all baked holiday breads. Tempting choices of rosemary fans from Beth and yeast beer rolls from Kevin. But the third one is something I'd heard so much already about from fellow foodies. Plus I've never made anything savory with carrots before, least of all a bread. So Susan's Carrot Herb Rolls it was.

I followed the recipe religiously, except for substituting the three different herbs Susan used with just thyme (a great match for carrots, just so you know!). The rolls came out a beautiful color, and were so, so delicious. Of all the recipes I've tried from a year in bread so far, this one's going to be on my all-time favorite list.

And Kevin, I know you are mad at me because I always pick one of Beth's or Susan's. But I will break from never telling what's up for next month to let you know that the next two recipes are going to be yours. I did say I will save the best for the last, didn't I!


Prathibha said…
simran those rolls are yummy...I get these kind of spicy rolls in bangalore.But I really miss them here in mumbai..:)
Ann said…
OOpa drooling.I bet that will taste heavan..perfect.
Curry Leaf said…
Simran,they look lovely.I think I should try them as such rather than with replacers.Too tempting they look.
bindiya said…
These are just beautiful, loved the pic.
Vanamala said…
nice pic...bread roll looks v nice
Rush said…
the carrot bread rolls look great..but cheeru liquor..i want it there any way i can make it and have it in a day or two..can wait more than that!!!
Chitra said…
Looks very nice..:)Nice post..!!
Rush said…
never mind sim..i pestered my other friends for the photos...they finally got some good clicks!! but i missed the lazer show clicks..noone cud get them :(
prasukitchen said…
Hi Simran , thanks for stopping by ..i loved ur blog !!
notyet100 said…
Rolls look so warm and yum
kitchen queen said…
The carrot herb rolls look delicious and yummy.You can visit my blog view my recipes and give ur comments

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