Below: Chef Joey’s crew, all homeless and hurtin’ before Joey adopted them. Abby was thrown out of a car window! Vinny was abused and became a bellicose teddy bear❤!… Mikey needed a home so so badly! ALWAYS ADOPT!
Photos by Chef Joey
Vinny and Mikey
Kitty Kong and CK
Got these cinnaroll pics from Chef Joey today. Here’s his recipe (one more time💙) to go with his photos! – R.T.
SUPER BOWL YUM YUMS🏈🏈🍻
Text, recipes and photos by Chef Joey
Super Bowl is amongst us again, and we are Massachusetts – the “Football Nation.” People are chatty, bets are being placed, and team spirit is at an all-time high.
So snacks are appropriate to have during the game, and what’s better than finger foods, right?
The pictures you see are of roll ups. I made these two for a sweet side, one with sugar and cinnamon, the other I added rum-soaked raisins. The joy of this snack is the fillings are endless!
For a different kind of snack, you can smear the middle with pesto and fresh mozzarella, provolone and pepperoni, Italian sausage and cheddar – the list is endless, and they can be all your favorite foods!
The whole recipe takes an hour and a half – start to finish – including the dough rising. If you are in a hurry, buy pre-made dough, but a 10-pound bag of flour is cheaper, and yeast lasts a while.
For the dough:
1 pound of dough (4 cups of flour) makes 2 rolls that yield about 14 slices each.
4 cups flour
1 packets active dry yeast or 4 tablespoons if you buy the money-saving jar
1 TBSP sugar
3 TBSP oil
1 TSP salt
WARM WATER (This varies from flour brand – for real! I like King Arthur.)
Add all the ingredients to a bowl EXCEPT THE WATER in a large bowl. Plan on 2 cups of super warm water but not hot, as you do not want to kill the yeast.
Keep adding the water until dough is malleable and basically dough-like.
Add additional flour if necessary.
Kneed for a few minutes until smooth – cover and place in a warm spot and let it rise for 30 minutes.
Punch the dough down, roll it out and cover and fill with your favorite filling.
Roll the dough up like in the pictures and cover it again and let it rise for another ½ hour.
Place in a pre-heated oven 375 degrees and bake for approximately 15 minutes.
Let cook and slice and serve! So easy! A recipe for life!
💖 Go ahead and make a pizza crust or form it into a loaf of Italian bread!
For the bread brush with olive oil and sprinkle with parmesan, or add pitted Kalamata olives for a rustic bread – your possibilities are endless. A 10 pound bag of flour for $8 makes a good 20 loaves or 30 pizzas or 20 roll ups – cheap – easy and DELICIOUS!
2 sticks of butter melted – ½ cup sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon – mix and spread it our between the 2 rolls roll and when they are baked – brush with a glaze of ¼ cup melted sugar and 1/16 cup water – brush on cooked buns and serve.