Friday, May 27, 2011

Cinnamon Roll/Twist Recipe

Cinnamon Roll/Twist Recipe

So this is my sister's recipe that she posted on my other blog. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks great. So if any of you try it out let me know how it goes. :)

2 pkg quick rise yeast(or 2 Tbs) dissolved into 1/2 cup lukewarm water
2 cups milk scalded
1/2 shortening
1/2 sugar
2 tsp salt
2 eggs
6 cups flour (add more if needed)

When milk is lukewarm, add shortening, sugar, eggs, yeast, and 3 cups flour. Beat well with mixer. Add the rest of the flour one cup at a time until dough is soft but not sticky. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size. Roll dough to aprox. 25 x 22 inches spread with butter, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.

Fold in half lengthwise. Cut into strips 1/2 to 3/4 inch wide, twist, and turn starting in the center to form a roll. Place on baking sheet and bake at 375' for 15 to 20 mins or until golden brown. Spread Icing over top right while hot. Serve warm.

Icing :Mix 1 pound powdered sugar, 1/2 cube butter, 1 tsp vanilla, add milk to consistency to spread.

Picture before icing....

Aren't those pretty!?
After Icing

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mint-Chocolate Pudding Pops

Our Best Bites Popsicles

1 small box instant chocolate pudding
1 3/4 C half and half
10 Oreo cookies, crushed (about 1 heaping cup)
1/4 t peppermint extract

Blend pudding mix, extract, and half and half in a blender until smooth. Stir in crushed cookies by hand. Place in molds and freeze.

Strawberry Cream Popsicles

Our Best Bites have loads of Popsicle recipes. These are some I want to try and thought you'd enjoy. Check out their site for more.

1 small box instant vanilla pudding
1 C milk
6oz vanilla yogurt (strawberry is great too)
12 medium strawberries (about 1 3/4-2 C roughly chopped)
2-3 T sugar

remove stems from berries and pulse with 2 T sugar in a food processor until completely smooth. Taste and add more sugar if needed. You should have just over a cup of puree. Set aside.

In a blender combine pudding, yogurt, and milk and blend until combined. Layer or swirl the pudding mixture with the strawberry mixture in Popsicle molds and freeze until solid.