Friday, May 30, 2008

Made With Love...

Well, here it is. I've been baking all day. Can you tell?
Don't know what I was thinking but it wasn't about dinner. HAHA! I still don't know what we're having and it's 5:11 p.m. Oops!!
Banana Bread
Apple Cinnamon Rolls
Make the Apple Filling first so it has time to cool.

Apple Cinnamon Rolls

5 to 5 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 envelopes Rapid Rise yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine
3 large eggs
Apple Filling (recipe follows)
Cinnamon-Sugar Topping (recipe follows)

In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt. Heat water, milk and butter until very warm (120 to 130 degrees). Gradually add to dry ingredients. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.

Divide dough into 2 equal portions. Roll each portion into 12x8 inch rectangle. Spread Apple Filling evenly over dough. Beginning at long end of each, roll up tightly jelly-roll style. Pinch seams to seal. Cut each roll into 12 equal pieces. Place, cut sides up, in greased 9 inch round pans. Cover; let rise in warm, draft free place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes. Sprinkle with Cinnamon-Sugar Topping.

Bake at 375 for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Remove from pans; serve warm.

Makes 24 rolls.

Apple Filling: Combine 2 large cooking apples, chopped, 2 tablespoons all purpose flour, 3/4 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup butter or margarine in medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium high heat. Cook 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low ; cook 10 minutes, stirring constantly until thick. Stir in 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg. Cool completely.

Cinnamon Sugar Topping: Combine 3/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg. Stir until well-blended.
Blueberry Muffins (by Kyndal)

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Portuguese Sweet Bread

Portuguese Sweet Bread

2 packages active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees)
1 cup lukewarm milk (scalded, then cooled)
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
5 1/2 to 6 cups all purpose flour
1 egg
1 teaspoon sugar

Dissolve yeast in warm water in large bowl. Stir in milk, 3/4 cup sugar, the salt, 3 eggs, the margarine and 3 cups of the flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place in greased bowl; turn greased side up. Cover; let rise in warm place until double, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. (dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.)

Punch down dough; divide into halves. Shape each half into a round, slightly flat loaf. Place each loaf in greased round layer pan, 9 x 1 1/2 inches. Cover; let rise until double, about 1 hour. Heat oven to 350. Beat 1 egg slightly; brush over loaves. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar. Bake until loaves are golden brown, 25-45 minutes.

2 loaves

Snail loaves: After dividing dough into halves, roll each half into a rope about 25 x 1 1/2 inches. Coil each to form a snail shape in greased round layer pan, 9 x 1 1/2 inches. Continue as directed.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bake

Think that's enough?


Anonymous said...

Girl, all that food look so yummy! It looks like you were craving something sweet. LOL! I bet it was tastey!!!

brattt said...

Ok I need some of those recipes! SHARE! I've been dying to make my own bread and that looked really yummy. I baked banana chocolate chip cookies and they were yucky

Tiara said...

Yum yum! Special occasion or just felt like baking?

Tiff said...

Wow! How long does it take to eat all that? :) Looks delicious! So you're a chef too huh?

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