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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Spooky Eye's Surprise

Spooky Eye's Surprise 

The finishing touch on our fun eyeball-themed dinner were these yummy eyeball rolls!  It took us a while to figure out how to make the rolls look like eyeballs and be tasty--but we finally figured it out! We used jam and Nutella on top, and they made for a super tasty combination--my daughter thought that they tasted just like doughnuts!

This is a great recipe for basic dinner rolls, and instructions for how to turn them into eery eyeballs!

Eyeball Rolls

3 cups warm water
2 tbsp. Yeast
1/3 cup honey
3 tbsp. dough enhancer (optional)
5 cups bread flour
3 tbsp. butter, melted
1/3 cup honey
1 tbsp. salt
3 ½ cups bread flour
2 tbsp. butter, melted

In a large bread bowl, sprinkle yeast over warm water. Sprinkle 1 tbsp. sugar over yeast.  Add 1/3 cup honey, and 5 cups of flour and mix until blended. Cover with a dish towel and let sit until big and bubbly for about 30 minutes.

Add dough enhancer, melted butter, salt and flour one cup at a time. Add flour until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Knead
for 10 minutes. Transfer dough to a buttered bowl. Butter dough so that
it does not dry out. Cover dough and let rise until double in bulk in a
warm place.

Punch dough down.  Pinch off  pieces of dough and roll into  balls.  Place balls on
a greased cookie sheet.  Cover and let rise in a warm place until double.
 Bake at 400 degrees for
12 minutes.  Brush the tops of the rolls with
butter, remove from pans and let cool.
Decorate the rolls to look like  eyeballs by squeezing red jelly on the rolls.  Make
the center of the eyeball with a spoonful of Nutella and a white or red candy in the center.

And, I got double mileage out of my candy bag toppers by using them for our chip bags as well! I think I might eat less if all of my food always stared back at me like this :-)

If you didn't get a chance to pull the pattern for these yesterday, you can download it here

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