Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Count Down to Christmas - #1 Gluten Free Dinner Rolls

A must for any Christmas dinner - Rolls!  This year thought I would try gluten free rolls, and I must say I like them better then a wheat flour roll.  Here is the recipe I put together after trying a variety of grains.

Ingredients:
  • 1 cups Almond  Flour
  • 1/2 cup soy flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 3/4 cup rice flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 2 tsp. SAF instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup warm water (105-110°)
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, dairy-free margarine, or Spectrum shortening, melted
  • 1 egg (preferably room temp)
  • 1 tsp. cider vinegar
 Directions:


1.  In the mixing bowl of your electric mixer, mix together flour, xanthan gum, instant yeast, sugar, and salt.
2.  With mixer running on low speed, add in the water, melted butter (or substitute), egg, and cider vinegar.
3.  Mix on medium speed 3 minutes.


4.  Spray 8" or 9" round cake pan or pie plate with cooking spray. Using a 2" scoop or 1/3 cup measuring cup, scoop dough into 9 mounds in the pan. I place one mound in middle, then scoop 8 mounds of dough side by side all the way around the pan.
5.  Dip your fingertips into warm water and use to smooth out the tops of the rolls, continuing to wet fingers as needed.
Ready for the oven after rising



6.  Cover with a dry towel and let rise in a warm place 45 minutes to 1 hour.
7.  During the last few minutes that the rolls are rising, preheat oven to 400°.
8.  Bake in 400° oven for 26-28 minutes. Tops should be golden brown and if you measure temperature of dough, it should measure 200°.
9.  Brush rolls with additional 1/2-1 Tablespoon of melted butter.
Fresh out of the oven golden brown rolls


Steve & Kara Grant
Downtown Historic Bed & Breakfasts of Albuquerque
your Albuquerque New Mexico Bed and Breakfast Hosts

Tuesday Lunch Date

One of my favorite days is Tuesday.  This is the day that Steve and I have decided to make a standing lunch date.  We have also decided to try a different place to eat each time we go for our "Lunch Date."  I decided that this would be a great way for me to share some of the great places to eat in Albuquerque as well as share our finds with guests at the bed and breakfast.  For our first lunch date we decided to try out a newer restaurant in Nob Hill, it is called "Matanza."  So here is my review of this awesome restaurant.
                                                                 
Front door of restaurant

Great walk down Central to restaurant



















Food:  Outstanding!  I had the "Black & Blue Tacos."  It was 3 tacos with kobe beef in them and a side of black beans.  I have to say these were some of the best tacos I have ever had!  Steve had the "Philly NM."  It was like a Philly steak sandwich but even better with a side of slaw.  We enjoyed every bite!!

Atmosphere:  Beautiful!  I loved the black and gold with the wall of beers on tap.  It had a very open feel and I loved eating here.

Steve & Kara Grant
Downtown Historic Bed & Breakfasts of Albuquerque
your Albuquerque New Mexico Bed and Breakfast Hosts

Monday, November 30, 2015

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Looking for something fun to do to take your mind off all the holiday stress?  Come join us for the last open Murder Mystery Event for the year on Friday, December 11 @ 6:00pm.

We have a Cyber-Monday Special going on right now.  If you are one of the few that gets a ticket for this event you can also book a room for only $100.00!  This is a great deal and we hope you don't miss out in being able to join us!  Go to:  http://www.albuquerquebedandbreakfasts.com/murder-mysteries.htm to purchase your ticket, and mention Cyber-Monday Special when you book your room. 
Our November guest, what a FUN night!!

Steve & Kara Grant
Downtown Historic Bed & Breakfasts of Albuquerque
your Albuquerque New Mexico Bed and Breakfast Hosts