So this week I've been trying out different pastry dough. I've been craving Entenmann's Raspberry Danish. It was a special treat when my mother would bring it home. So I thought I'd give it a try.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
My Godmother got me hooked on these sweet rolls. Although she baked them in muffin tins I decided to do them in a 13 x 9 pan. This is a simple recipe just takes a little time.
Preheat your oven to 375.
4 Cups Flour
3/4 Cup Sugar
1 package dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1 Cup Milk
1/4 Cup warm water
2 Tablespoons melted butter
Place warm water and yeast in a bowl. Mix to combine then allow to sit
for 5-10 minutes.
Add 3 Cups of Flour and the 1 cup Milk to the yeast mixture. Mix until just blended. Try not to over mix.
Cover with a cloth and let sit until it doubles in size. Usually 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Once it has risen punch down.
At this point I use a dough hook on my mixer but you can do this by hand.
Add the sugar, salt, melted butter, cinnamon then the 2 eggs. The dough will be slightly wet and sticky. Add the last 1 Cup of Flour. This will make the dough a bit more manageable.
Remove from bowl and place on a lightly floured surface, roll out your dough in the shape of a rectangle about 12 in x 8 in. or 1/4 inch.
1/4 brown sugar-light or dark, whatever you prefer.
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
2 Tablespoons melted butter
Brush Melted butter over dough
Sprinkle sugar and Cinnamon Starting in the middle begin to roll.
Once rolled cut into 1 inch to 1 1/2 inch slices.
As you can see I use dental floss-I know crazy but it is easier to cut the dough. But you use whatever you are comfortable with. Take your slices and place in a butter dish and let rise 1-2 hours. You want them to be almost double in size.
After they've risen brush with melted butter-I know CALORIES but it does make them taste soooo good. Actually it make the tops a nice golden color.
Bake at 375 for 20 or until they turn golden brown.
Remove and allow to cool for few minutes then add a glaze or dust with powdered sugar.
I personally like the glaze.. :)
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 Tablespoon Milk
2 Teaspoon Honey.
If you have any question send me an email.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
1 1/2 Cups Flour- 1/2 cup wheat flour or use all Flour
1/4 Cup Wheat Germ or omit if you don't like it
1/4 Cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1 1/4Cup Milk
1/4 Vegetable oil/Canola oil
Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl
Mix all wet ingredients in a small bowl
Pour wet into the dry and mix until all incorporate well.
I use my 1/4 measuring cup to scoop out batter into muffin tins but use
whatever you are comfortable with and keep batter at least 1/2 in to 1/4 from top of tin.
Bake muffins at 350 for 18-20 min depending on your oven.