a hard roll with butter.

February 23, 2012

hard roll i get it. it’s just a roll. a white flour roll smothered in butter that’s more than a few steps removed from the farm {i’m being generous here}where it was made. but to me, it’s perfect. all wrapped up in that white paper, the feeling of the roll in my hand at 27 is the same as it was when i was 6. the anticipation of its chewy, salty perfection. it’s a regional thing, i’m pretty sure. and for me at least, a special treat. the same now as then, only now rather than my dad placing the order and handing the package down from the height of the deli counter, i waltz in myself and order. a hard roll with butter, please and thank you.

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  • Reply Rebecca - A Daily Something February 23, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    This looks perfect to me….just sayin…

  • Reply Simply Mel {Reverie} February 23, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    simple pleasures…are always the best!

  • Reply fore front February 23, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    well now i'm salivating.

    • Reply Erin February 23, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      you get this, i know it.

  • Reply Mal February 23, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Yum, little beats good bread and butter. So simple and satisfying

  • Reply eadaoin February 23, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    a soft bread and salty butter. nothing better!!

  • Reply Jacqueline M. February 23, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    I prefer a baguette, but anything made of bread suits me just as well.

  • Reply Monica February 23, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    ah bread, my lover, my foe…

  • Reply Rachel February 23, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    The best! I get so bummed out when I have one of those mornings where I just want a cup of coffee + milk and a roll + butter. Coffee shops almost never have plain rolls and it kills me! I can't face something sweet first thing in the morning, bagels are not my thing, croissants seem too indulgent for a Thursday morning on the bus.

  • Reply Alexa February 23, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    i've never experienced the joy that is stepping up to a counter and ordering a hard roll with butter. and now i clearly must šŸ™‚

  • Reply Mary February 24, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Yummy! šŸ˜€

  • Reply Daniella February 24, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Absolutely perfect. I could go for a soft kaiser roll and butter any day.

  • Reply Bonbon Oiseau February 24, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    like like like

  • Reply Lisa-Marie February 26, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    All the way across the ocean in Scotland, I am thinking it looks pretty perfect. My favourite from our bakery is a well-fired (the top is slight burnt) morning roll, with butter.

    Have you ever had a with a few crunchy crisps (chips)-my preference is salt & vinegar flavour – as a filling?

  • Reply katy elliott February 29, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    omg this is one of the biggest things I miss about ny. I love them with a little butter. Or even better when nursing a bit of a hangover topped with a fried egg.

  • Reply Kris August 6, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Yes! Long Island childhood memories! Yum!

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