We’re still trying to understand how October is almost around the corner. Please, September, don’t leave too quickly.
It felt as if it was only a few weeks ago that we planted our heirloom tomato plants. Now, the last of the cherry tomatoes dot the ground with fallen fruit or are barely clinging on to their withering branches. Every year, it’s around this time of the season that we start to get nostalgic for Summer produce and foods. But at the same time, another excitement to cooking comes around the corner and that’s the joy of eating warm casseroles and stews.
Last week’s food shoots at the studio certainly cemented the Fall season into our internal clocks. We worked with plenty of bread and Thanksgiving recipes with our client, La Brea Bakery. With over sixty loaves of fresh bread to cook and photograph for the holiday season, it really did feel like we were saying farewell to Summer.
Normally after every shoot, we’re ready to let go of the recipes and just eat a simple bowl of ice cream. Being around food all day, tasting it and working with it has us full to-the-brim both physically and mentally. But for this La Brea Bakery shoot, some of the recipes were so simply wonderful and satisfying that we saved the left overs to eat the next day.
One of the recipes that we absolutely enjoyed eating were these mini garlic and mozzarella bread bowls made from La Brea Bakery Take and Bake Dinner Rolls. Eating anything warm, soupy and cheesy out of bread bowls is one of our favorite ways to indulge on a cold Fall evening. The best part about this recipe is that when we’re craving a hearty meal like this, it’s simple and quick.
Often times, we’ll go through the process of making homemade bread bowls. But after a long day of shooting or on location, we’re just too wiped out to start the homemade baking process. This satisfying recipe takes but a few minutes to prepare and with their warm mini rolls hot out of the oven, it’s so easy to eat 2-3 of the rolls per person.
Now that cooler weather is around the corner, we’re super stoked to be cranking up the oven again for warm dishes. And before you know it, we’ll be roasting turkey for Thanksgiving. Can you believe it? Planning Thanksgiving dinner again? Oh goodness, time to pull out the Christmas decorations out of storage. Yikes.
Thanks to La Brea Bakery for allowing to us share the recipes with our readers and we’re excited to be posting a few of their holiday recipes over the next few weeks!
Hold on to September!
Yield: 6 Mini Bread Bowls
Total Time: 30 min
courtesy of La Brea Bakery, slightly adapted
La Brea Bakery Take and Bake Dinner Rolls are the perfect mini size and eating more than one won't leave you feeling guilty. We suggest that you brush them with a light coat of olive oil before you finish them off in the oven. This will give the dinner rolls a nice crisp texture. Addicting!
Preheat oven to 385 degrees F.