Monday, May 17, 2010

My Famous Yummy Rolls

Have you always wanted to make super yummy rolls but failed over and over...fear not...this recipe will save you! I used to be totally unable to make any type of bread other than banana which was awful. I threw in the towel and made Rhodes my friend for years. Then this recipe came along. It is easy and NOT ONCE have my rolls ever NOT turned out fabulous!

K You Ready?!?!?!

Start by mixing yeast, warm milk and sugar. Let it sit for about a half hour.
Then mix eggs, butter and salt into yeast.
Add flour
Mix well with a dough hook attachment
Cover with wax paper and leave it alone to rise
My recipe says overnight, which is best, but if its spring/summer and a little warmer a few hours is enough.
When it doubles or almost doubles in size, its ready!!
Then sprinkle counter lightly with flour and divide dough in two
Roll out each half into a circle like shape
Honestly, mine has yet to EVER look circular, and they still work ;)
I like to use a pizza cutter for the next part
Cut into 12 "equal" peices
Then starting with the bigger side roll them up!
Grease your cookie sheet well and put a dozen on each sheet
If there is time, I like to let them rise again for atleast an hour
If not, they are still big and yummy.
With the extra rising they are just a little fluffier
Then bake them at 350 and check at 10 minutes. Once they are slightly brown they are cooked so its just personal preference how long you bake them!
I like to brush them with butter as soon as they come out so they glisten!
See...easy peasy!
I know you can do these!
And a domestic goddess you will be!

Happy Baking!


Blue Ribbon Rolls
One .25oz package yeast
1 C Warm (not hot) milk
1/2 C sugar
2 beaten eggs
1/2 C (stick) melted butter
1 tsp salt
4 C Flour

In large bowl, mix yeast, milk and sugar. Stand 30 minutes
Mix eggs, melted butter, and salt into yeast. Mix in flour 2C at a time.
Cover with wax paper overnight
In the morning, divide into 2. Roll each half in a large circle and cut like a pie into 12 peices. Roll up like crescent rolls
Bake on greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Raspberry Tiara Tea Sandwiches

Wanna make a quick fun treat for after school or to send for your little princess in her lunch box? We made these for our tea party and they were super yummy and cute!
Using a medium sized cookie cutter I cut the bread into tiara shapes
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Then I mixed a package of cream cheese and an 8 oz raspberry yogurt
Spread the cheese mixture over the bread and top with halved raspberries
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You could use this with any shape cutter obviously, but the tiaras were a HUGE hit
Then we served them with fruit kabobs
Something about fruit kabobs just makes me happy
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Plus they look so pretty!
Happy Cooking!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lemon Bars

Ahhh sweet squares of sugar and citrus...couldn't get any better right? For a self proclaimed chocoholic, I so do love lemon bars. For our tea party I thought I should make at least one non chocolate treat and had to pick these babies!
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In case you have never made these, prepare for a super easy ride. You don't even need to use a mixer for these guys!

Start by cutting your butter into your flour and powdered sugar

Keep at it until it looks all crumbly
After you reach full crumble, press into a well greased 13x9 and bake till golden.
Pull it out and let it cool
Here is your HUGE list of ingredients...hehe
Lemon Juice
Baking Powder

Mis the eggs and then add your lemon juice
Fresh juice would be tastier but I didn't seem to any on hand
After adding your dry ingredients in pour over your cooled crust
Then put it back in the oven for a bit...
When it looks like this its about ready
Carefully cut and remove from pan to a cooling rack with a cookie sheet underneath
I used a sugar shaker to sprinkle the flour but you could shake it on with whatever you have on hand.
I gotta say, the shaker is a rarely used but totally awesome baby to have on hand though
Bed Bath and Beyond have several to choose from if you decide its on your list ;)
After they are cooled and sugared, prepare to enjoy!
OOOOOOooo aren't they pretty...sorry I couldn't save you any!
Guess you'll just have to try the recipe for yourselves ;)

Happy Baking!

Lemon Bars

1 cup butter
1 3/4 cup flour
2/3 cup confectioner’s sugar (plus more for dusting)

1 1/2 cup plain sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease and flour a 9 X 13 pan

To make crust:
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and confectioner’s sugar
Cut in butter until combined and crumbly.
Press mixture into bottom of pan.
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

To make topping:
While crust is baking, prepare topping.
In a larger bowl, add sugar, flour, and baking powder.
Then add slightly beaten eggs and lemon juice.
Mix well and pour on top of warm baked crust.

Bake for 20-25 minutes.
When cool, dust with confectioner’s sugar and refrigerate.
Cut into bars and enjoy them cold!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Gone Too Long

Just thought I would apologize for a lack of new recipes lately! I have been gone for 1 1/2 weeks at Disneyland with my fam and haven't done a scrap of cookin! As wonderful as it was the first few days, I am SO ready to get back to making my own food and hopefully you are too! Just hang in there for a few more days....I don't even have groceries let alone a food plan so get with ya asap!
As always...thanks for checking! xoxo