How cute are these lucky rolls for your New Year's dinner or brunch table? Let's face it, 2016 has been a really tough year both in the USA and globally. We all could use some luck ammo going into the New Year.
Last year I made Lucky Pig Breads with Plum Jam Filling. For this last post of 2016, I'm simplifying things with a simple pig shaped dinner roll recipe spiked with star anise flavor. The rolls are made with a combination of white and whole wheat flour. The star anise flavor adds a seasonal warm spice touch.
This holiday has been fraught with a stone floor installation that stole Christmas, a busted furnace that threatened our New Year's eve celebration and a series of other super annoying events, including a minor car accident and a broken computer.
However, I am well aware these are first world problems and tried to plow through each one without getting too cranky. There is, after all, SO much to be grateful for, most of all for my delicious amazing husband and an astounding, brilliant, talented, funny circle of friends whose love just won't quit.
I've had some incredible trips in the past year, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Sudan, Dubai, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Now 2017 is shaping up with some exciting and exotic destinations both for work and pleasure. I'm excited and looking forward.