Saturday, October 26, 2013

Cinnamon Rollls


2 cups of Whole Milk

1/2 cup Vegetable Oil

1/2 cup white granulated sugar

1 package Active Dry Yeast

4 cups All-purpose Flour

1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder

1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

1/2 Tablespoon Salt

About one stick of butter melted

1 cup brown sugar

About 1/2 cup powder cinnamon


About 1 cup Powdered Sugar

2 teaspoon Maple Flavoring (syrup)

1/2 cup Milk

1/4 cup Melted Butter

1/4 cup Brewed Coffee (optional)

1/8 teaspoon Salt

1) To start making the dough, heat up the milk, vegetable oil, and white granulated sugar in a pan at medium heat. Set aside and cool to warm. Sprinkle the yeast on top and let it sit on the milk for about 1 minute.
2)Add 4 cups of the flour. Stir until just combined, then cover with a clean kitchen towel, and set aside about 1 hour.

3)Then, add the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and the remaining flour, stir. 
4) Remove the dough from the pan. Roll the dough into a large rectangle on a floured baking surface, like a clean table. The dough should be rolled very thinly.
5)To make the filling, pour one stick of melted butter over the surface of the dough and spread it evenly with your hand or spatula. Sprinkle 1/2 of powder cinnamon and 1/2 cup of the brown sugar over the butter. Add more if needed.
6)To roll it, start from the beginning at the end farthest from you, roll the rectangle tightly towards you. When you’re finished rolling, you’ll end up with one long log.
7) Cut with a sharp knife, about 1/2-inch slices each. Pour a few teaspoons of melted butter into a cake pan. Place the sliced rolls in the pan, but don't overcrowd. 
7) Preheat the oven to 375°F.

8) Cover pan with a clean towel and set aside to rise on a table for at least 10-20 minutes before baking. Remove the towel and bake for about 16 to 20 minutes, until golden brown. 
9) Now make the the maple icing, in a bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, butter, coffee (optional), salt, and maple flavoring (syrup) until smooth and pourable.
10) When finished baking remove pan from the oven. Immediately drizzle maple icing over the top. The rolls will absorb some of the maple icing’s moisture and flavor, so you might want to add/make more maple icing. 


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Pecan Pie!

Pie Filling Ingredients
1 cup of Pecan halves
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup corn syrup
3 Eggs
4 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon 

Pie Crust Ingredients

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 

1 cup cold butter

1 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

8 tbsp ice cold water


1) Make the crust by adding all the ingredients for the crust and mix well until it forms like a dough. Then spread it to a circle and put in pan 
(as shown in the picture).  
Pie crust before baked
2) Mix white sugar, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, corn syrup, butter, eggs, and vanilla extract together in a bowl and mix well.
3)  Then pour all pecan halves at the bottom of the unbaked pie shell.
4) Pour the syrup mixture over the top of the pecan halves in the unbaked pie shell. Cover top of unbaked pie with a foil. 

Pie before baked
5) Bake the pie at 350ยบ for about 30 minutes.

6) Carefully remove the foil and continue baking pie for 20 minutes more or until it is fully cooked.
7) Take out pie from the oven carefully and let it cool on a table for about 
30 minutes, then Enjoy!

Baked Pecan Pie