Do you ever serve rolls or breads that are not sweet?

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Just wondering as I am not a sweet eater per se, so do you ever serve breads or rolls for a morning bread option that is not sweet? (Not asking about toast)

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Taste of Home Baking Book Recipe of the Day: Herb-Swirled Rolls 

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We should compile a list of what we need in our next house/location!

I am where I want to be already. I do think - considering what my knees and back have been saying to me this evening - a ranch-style looks awful good right now, but it has to have a big front porch like the one I rarely have been able to sit on and enjoy.

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 A better question for me is where do I want to vacation...that is where I enjoy all those things I do not have here. Each place I have lived holds a different beauty and love for me.  I know them all like the back of my hand. I like to explore. I would give up corner bakeries (in this country) to not have crime and derelicts and traffic - a no brainer for me. So many amazing places so little time!

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JB, Living within 30 minutes of an International airport is on my list for that reason!

Unfortunately, where I live has a violent crime rate that is high per capita.  And it's not getting any better really.  About 2 years and counting....

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Okay on this same topic, check these out!

Artichoke, Roasted Red Pepper, & Feta Biscuits:

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That sweet potato & rosemary one down the page aways sounds good, too!

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Yes, not every day, but yes. Options include a sourdough loaf, with spreads (usually butter, honey butter, white chocolate peanut butter, and a fruit spread); biscuits (not standard southern biscuits, more like a pumpkin based biscuit).

I have made meat kolaches, which are very popular in this region (sort of an ethnic pig in a blanket, except they taste better). NO ONE touched them. For me, they are too pricey to throw away (DH isn't fond and 2 of my 3 kids can't eat the brioche dough because of the butter and if I ate them leftover, I wouldn't fit through the door...). So, I just don't offer them any more.

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Yes, not every day, but yes. Options include a sourdough loaf, with spreads (usually butter, honey butter, white chocolate peanut butter, and a fruit spread); biscuits (not standard southern biscuits, more like a pumpkin based biscuit).

I have made meat kolaches, which are very popular in this region (sort of an ethnic pig in a blanket, except they taste better). NO ONE touched them. For me, they are too pricey to throw away (DH isn't fond and 2 of my 3 kids can't eat the brioche dough because of the butter and if I ate them leftover, I wouldn't fit through the door...). So, I just don't offer them any more.

Popular staple in Australia are sausage rolls. I have made them for the family, but not guests.  Although they might enjoy them, if I give them the Aussie info. Of course, getting back to those bakeries, they made the best! mmm

here they are with meat pies, another Aussie staple.

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JB, after being gone for a week recently, I've decided that the food where I live really is not only unhealthy, but lousy.  sigh....

You're killing me!!

Oh, and the supermarkets here are much higher in their prices for their awful selection.  sigh...

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Maybe I need to start making pepperoni rolls...

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We serve fresh baked bread or sourdough or rolls. Sometimes i will put out muffins, but most of the time its fresh baked bread guests are always impressed and the house smells wonderful in the mornings...you just dont get homemade bread anymore.

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birdwatcher wrote:

We serve fresh baked bread or sourdough or rolls. Sometimes i will put out muffins, but most of the time its fresh baked bread guests are always impressed and the house smells wonderful in the mornings...you just dont get homemade bread anymore.

Same here. I do a different variety each morning. Granary, Farmhouse White (this morning), poppy seed, buttermilk, maple and oatmeal.....

It's probably the single thing we get most +ve comments about.

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We serve fresh baked bread or sourdough or rolls. Sometimes i will put out muffins, but most of the time its fresh baked bread guests are always impressed and the house smells wonderful in the mornings...you just dont get homemade bread anymore.

Same here. I do a different variety each morning. Granary, Farmhouse White (this morning), poppy seed, buttermilk, maple and oatmeal.....

It's probably the single thing we get most +ve comments about.

My most asked question after breakfast is a tentative, "can we have the rest of our bread to take with us?" (Each person gets their own 3x5 loaf pan loaf of bread.)

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We serve fresh baked bread or sourdough or rolls. Sometimes i will put out muffins, but most of the time its fresh baked bread guests are always impressed and the house smells wonderful in the mornings...you just dont get homemade bread anymore.

Same here. I do a different variety each morning. Granary, Farmhouse White (this morning), poppy seed, buttermilk, maple and oatmeal.....

It's probably the single thing we get most +ve comments about.

Corner bakeries left the USA eons ago, that is what I miss most about Australia, the bread shops! I can smell them now as I type this, I can absolutely guarantee that is a real treat for your guests!

Heck even the desserts like the fresh chocolate almond croissants and vanilla slices - we just don't have that here anymore in the day of the supermarket unless they are high end markets.

When I lived down under grocery stores closed at 6pm and there was Thursday night late night shopping - when everyone went, we did, we had to, after work, I know that has now changed as well. It was the same here in I think the 1950s. There were no 24 hour stores, even my sister in Ireland has the Superquinn now.

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JB, you can get the corner bakeries in bigger cities.  I just experienced this during my trip to Maryland.  I had some of the best authentic bagels ever from a small bake shop!  And the case of baked goodies that I resisted....

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JB, you can get the corner bakeries in bigger cities.  I just experienced this during my trip to Maryland.  I had some of the best authentic bagels ever from a small bake shop!  And the case of baked goodies that I resisted....

Sure of course you can. In Australia they are not in bigger cities, they are in every town and petrol station on the road anywhere and everywhere.  Even in school they have "Tuck shops" where they have the same fresh baked yummy stuff.  Every little out of the way place still has a bakery. 

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Well, we can't get anything here, so there you have it....

I am ready to MOVE!!  hahahahahaha...  No seriously....

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We should compile a list of what we need in our next house/location!

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I agree....and I started my list already!! 

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Madeleine wrote:

We should compile a list of what we need in our next house/location!

My list is so long and totally mutually exclusive I don't know where to start. A side street in Paris overlooking the ocean. I want all of what Paris has to offer (food, culture, wine, museums, places to walk, interesting people, big city/small town life) but with an ocean view. And without the snobs you get in exclusive seaside resorts anywhere.

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 Don't want to point this out, but Madeleine now you quote yourself? haha  Innkeeper split personality mode, aka a long day in a long week in a long month in a long season!

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Uh oh. I need a break.

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Madeleine wrote:

We should compile a list of what we need in our next house/location!

View of the Rocky Mountains from one side of the house and view of NO ONE from the other. Smiling

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Madeleine wrote:

We should compile a list of what we need in our next house/location!

We always say we want to retire near a Wegman's and a Trader Joe's.  Plus a library and bookstore.

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I make my own, baked fresh in the morning. Home made always goes down well.

We had someone stay recently who couldn't beleive that we make our own jams and marmalades. Like it was some black ritual that could only be performed in the factory of a multi-national. Most bizzare!

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If you mean as part of the main course, then yes, frequently. I'll often do cheddar scones or herbed buttermilk biscuits instead of toast (plated alongside the egg dish).

If you're asking about the "auxilliary" baked goods, then yes but rarely. I always offer a baked good on the sideboard. Usually sweet -- muffins, sweet loaf, coffee cake, ginger scones. Once in a while I'll do a savoury scone instead. But only if the main course is a sweet breakfast.

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Ditto

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If i do a crisp or cobbler for the fruit dish, I will serve biscuits instead of a sweet muffin/bread.

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English muffin bread is one of my staples. I have made poppyseed muffins and rye muffins once. Not as a staple.

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Have not done this yet. We have just started serving bread as a starter but it has all been 'sweet'. Herb bread sounds great to start an egg dish.

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Madeleine wrote:

Have not done this yet. We have just started serving bread as a starter but it has all been 'sweet'. Herb bread sounds great to start an egg dish.

Just my $0.02, but I would like the herb bread with the egg dish, not before it. If I'm going to have a savoury breakfast, it's nice to satisfy my sweet tooth (and I do have a sweet tooth!) with a muffin or pastry or fruit.

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Madeleine wrote:

Have not done this yet. We have just started serving bread as a starter but it has all been 'sweet'. Herb bread sounds great to start an egg dish.

Just my $0.02, but I would like the herb bread with the egg dish, not before it. If I'm going to have a savoury breakfast, it's nice to satisfy my sweet tooth (and I do have a sweet tooth!) with a muffin or pastry or fruit.

Because the sweet breakfasts are all bread=based the only time we serve a bread course is when the entree is eggs. There'a biscuit or toast with the eggs. That means no sweet with an egg dish. I'll have to think about it.

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Madeleine wrote:

Have not done this yet. We have just started serving bread as a starter but it has all been 'sweet'. Herb bread sounds great to start an egg dish.

I can imagine a bacon or ham roll or something might be nice too.  bacon bacon

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Bacon and cheddar. Someone else did that and I copied out the recipe. That will work when we don't have vegetarians. (Even though a veg today ate bacon. It's the one meat they've told me is the hardest to give up.)

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