Saturday, November 24, 2012

Buttermilk Cinnamon Rolls

For the Dough:
2 3/4 cup plain flour, plus extra for dusting the counter
2 tablespoons suger
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
6 tablespoons melted butter

For the filling:
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

For the glaze:
2 tablespoons water
3/4 to 1 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients for the dough (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt).
Stir in the butter and buttermilk.
At this point, the dough will be sticky, so just spoon it on top of a heavily floured surface, and add a bit more flour to the top.
With floured hands, gently knead the flour into the dough (adding more flour if necessary) until the dough is manageable and is fairly smooth.
With a rolling pin, roll the dough out into a rectangle/square of approximately 1/2 inch thick.
Spread the surface of the dough with 2 tablespoons melted butter, then sprinkle on the cinnamon and sugar.
Roll the dough from the longer side, and cut the dough to about 2 inches thick.
Place the rolls in a lightly greased pan, and bake at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until the edges have turned golden brown.
To prepare the glaze, mix the water and powdered sugar, and pour onto the rolls while they are still hot.

Bon appetite! Innkeeper Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thanksgiving Refrigerator Rolls

Thanksgiving evokes memories in us all, many from childhood. Preparing breakfast for guests at the Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast   is possible because of the hours I spent in the kitchen with my mother.   My mother loved to cook and she loved to eat good food.  She also taught me how to read a recipe and know how that dish would taste. The many requests for recipes brought on the cookbook.  With the completion of " Breakfast and Beyond" many of my memories have been stirred up. These are the rolls my mother always made for big holiday dinners; she had to  tripled the recipe.This is from her now vintage Good Housekeeping Cookbook that has been passed down to me.

1 cup hot water
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons, butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 package dry or compressed yeast
2 tablespoon, lukewarm water
1 egg
3 1/2 - 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour

1) Combine first 4 ingredients in large bowl. Stir until shortening is melted, salt, and sugar dissolved. Cool to lukewarm or until a little of mixture dropped on inside of wrist feels almost cool.
2) Meanwhile, sprinkle yeast in lukewarm water; let stand 5-10 minutes until thoroughly dissolved. Stir up; stir into shortening mixture.
3) Break egg into small bowl; beat well. Add to shortening mixture.
4) Next add 2 cups of flour; beat well with spoon; slowly stir in rest of flour-or enough to make a dough easy to handle-not sticky.
5) Grease top of dough with salad oil; cover tightly with waxed paper or bowl cover, and damp towel; store in refrigerator. Use dough at once, or keep 2-3 days in refrigerator. Dampen towel as it dries; punch down dough if it rises too close to top of bowl.
6) In using dough, cut off only as much as is needed, returning rest to refrigerator, covered. Shape as in ....
7) Brush rolls with melted butter or margarine; cover with towel; let rise in warm place (80-85 degrees F.) until double in bulk. (When double in bulk, rolls will be so light, you can hardly feel their weight when they are touched gently with your fingertip.)
8) Bake rolls in hot oven of 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or until done.
9) When done, remove rolls from oven, brush with salad oil, butter, or margarine; turn out on wire cake rack to cool. Makes about 18.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Broccoli and Bacon Quiche

Here is a little sneak peak of what the guests at the Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast get for their breakfast in the morning!

1 pie shell (frozen deep dish)
20 ounces broccoli, frozen, chopped, cooked, and drained
1 yellow onion, chopped
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup Monterrey jack cheese, shredded
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Bake pie crust at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, cool. In a large bowl, combine broccoli, onion, bacon, and cheeses. Season with salt and pepper. Place into cooked crust. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, sour cream, thyme, and Worcestershire. Pour over broccoli mixture in crust. Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

 Bon appetite! Innkeeper Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast