Cinnamon Buns!

I absolutely love cinnamon buns! Especially when they are fresh out of the oven! There is nothing better than a warm sugary dessert! That is why I am sharing this recipe with you, so that everyone can enjoy these delicious treats! Although, these cinnamon rolls do take a lot of time and patience, in the end it is all worth it!

Ingredients

Dough:

  • 1/4-ounce package yeastImage
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup scalded milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter or shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup melted butter, plus more for pan
  • 3/4 cup sugar, plus more for pan
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup raisins, walnuts, or pecans, optional

Glaze:

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 to 6 tablespoons hot water

Directions

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

 In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside. In a large bowl mix milk, sugar, melted butter, salt and egg. Add 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture. Mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle. Knead dough on lightly floured surface for 5 to 10 minutes. Place in well-greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, usually 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

 When doubled in size, punch down dough. Roll out on a floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle. Spread melted butter all over dough. Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over buttered dough. Sprinkle with walnuts, pecans, or raisins if desired. Beginning at the 15-inch side, role up dough and pinch edge together to seal. Cut into 12 to 15 slices.

 Coat the bottom of baking pan with butter and sprinkle with sugar. Place cinnamon roll slices close together in the pan and let rise until dough is doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake for about 30 minutes or until nicely browned.

 Meanwhile, mix butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Add hot water 1 tablespoon at a time until the glaze reaches desired consistency. Spread over slightly cooled rolls.

Enjoy this sweet treat!

Maddie

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Belgian Waffles by Shannon Madsen

Hi, It’s Shannon! Belgian Waffles are one of my favorite ways to greet the day! They are super yummy and very nutritious.
2 cups all-purpose flour                                          
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cups milk
3 eggs, separated
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 pinch salt
whipped creamDirections:1
Combine the flour, baking powder, confectioners sugar, oil, milk and egg yolks.
2
Beat the egg whites and salt until they stand in soft peaks, mix in the vanilla at this time and fold into the batter (do not over mix).
3
Pour 1/8 of the mixture into a hot waffle iron and bake for about 2 minutes.
4
Repeat with the remaining batter.
5
Top with your favorite fruit and whipped cream and serve hot.

Have fun and enjoy!

Love,
Shannon

Crepes!

Crepes are a great way to start your morning!  You can put anything you want in them including, fresh fruit, powdered sugar, butter, jam, and so much more!  I love eating crepes, but it is also super fun to make them, too.Simple Crepe Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and the eggs. Gradually add in the milk and water, stirring to combine. Add the salt and butter; beat until smooth.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each crepe. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly.
  3. Cook the crepe for about 2 minutes, until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, turn and cook the other side. Serve hot.
  4. Put anything you want in it to personalize it!

Bon Appetit!

By Maddie Kelly