Saturday, November 25, 2017

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

2 1/2 cups Master Mix (Recipe can be found here master- mix.html) 
1/3 cup milk......
1 egg
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon**
1/2 cup chopped nuts
2 Tablespoons butter melted
3/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a large bowl, Combine master mix, milk and egg in a bowl using a fork. Mix just until all combined to create a dough.
In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon and nuts.
Add 2 tablespoons melted butter and stir to moisten. Set aside.
Generously flour rolling surface. Flour your hand well also!!
Turn dough out onto surface and start patting into a rectangular shape with your hand.
Use a rolling pin to thin dough to about 1/2 inch thickness. Do not over-roll, the dough will stick.
Once rolled out, pour 3/4 cup melted butter over entire surface then spread with pastry brush to even out and get to the edges.
Sprinkle sugar/nut mixture over butter.
Start rolling dough from long end.
Slice into 1 inch to 1/2 inch slices. I used dental floss to slice mine. It really does work, without mushing the pastry.
Transfer slices to a well greased 9 x 13 pan. I used a spatula to make it easier.
Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 25-30 minutes, until just golden brown on tops.
Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
Combine powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until desired consistency and drizzle over topped of rolls.

**Tip:  I like to use Watkins cinnamon for this recipe.  It is a naturally sweet cassia cinnamon with a higher percentage of oil.   It makes a world of difference.  For more information on Watkins cinnamon

Friday, November 10, 2017

Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska is a very old desert.  It dates back to 1867 and it was to commemorate the purchase of Alaska in the same year.  Accounts vary where the recipe originates, from New Orleans Chef Antoine Alciatore or Chef Charles Rumford in New York City.   Below are some variations of the dessert over the years.   This version of Baked Alaska by Martha Stewart is sure to impress your guests.