Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Easter Pie

3/4 cup powder sugar, plus for garnish
3 eggs
2 teaspoon pure vanilla
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 - 15 ounce ricotta cheese
1/2 cup cooked rice
1/3 cup toaste pine nuts
6 sheets phyllo sheets, thawed
3/4 stick butter, melted

Blend powdered sugar, eggs, vanilla, orange zest, and ricotta in a  food processor until smooth. Stir in the rice and pine nuts. Set the ricotta mixture aside
Preheat oven to 375

Lightly butter a 9-inch glass pie pan.  Lay 1 phyllo sheet over the bottom and up the sides of the dish, allowing the phyllo to hang over the sides.  Brush the phyllo with the melted butter. Top with a second sheet of phyllo dough, layering t in the opposite direction as the first sheet. Continue layering the remaining sheets,alternating and buttering each sheet.  Spoon the ricotta mixture into the dish. fold the overlapping dough over the top of the filling to enclose it completely. Brush completely with melted butter. Serves 8 - 10

Courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

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60 minute Cinnamon Rolls

1 cup warm water
3/4 c room temperature buttermilk
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup melted utter
3 tablespoons yeast
1/2 tablespoon salt
2 eggs
5-6 cups all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup  brown sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon

1/4 cup butter, melted
3 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons maple syrup
enough milk to make a spreading consistency

Mix together water, buttermilk, sugar, melted butter and yeast in a medium bowl. Set aside for 15 minutes. Add salt,eggs, and flour and mix for 10 minutes. Cover and set aside for 10 minutes.  While mixture is resting prepare the filling. Mix together 3 tablespoons melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Roll dough out to 18 x 16 rectangle,  sprinkle with the filling and roll up, pinch the open edge closed.  Cut into 18 pieces and place on a cookie sheet. Bake @ 400 for 12 - 15 minutes. Mix together the frosting and drizzle on the rolls while warm but not hot.

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