Sunday, August 17, 2008

another love

Okay, so besides the Twilight series, I am going to blog about another love, FOOD!
2 Things, soy banana shakes and cinnamon rolls.

I make this shake practically every morning. I just love it!
1 banana (or 2 if they are small)
crushed ice
about a cup or so of Vanilla Soy Milk
a dash of cinnamon
mix in blender, it's yumm-o!
(even if you don't like soy milk, you gotta try this!)

And here is an awesome recipe I found for Cinnamon Rolls from Paula Deen
1/4-ounce package yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup scalded milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter or shortening
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup melted butter, plus more for pan
3/4 cup sugar, plus more for pan
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
3/4 cup raisins, walnuts, or pecans, optional
Glaze: 4 tablespoons butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 to 6 tablespoons hot water
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside. In a large bowl mix milk, sugar,
melted butter, salt and egg. Add 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add yeast mixture. Mix in remaining flour until dough is easy to handle. Knead dough on lightly floured surface for 5 to 10 minutes. Place in well-greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, usually 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
When doubled in size, punch down dough. Roll out on a floured surface into a 15 by 9-inch rectangle. Spread melted butter all over dough. Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over buttered dough. Sprinkle with walnuts, pecans, or raisins if desired. Beginning at the 15-inch side, role up dough and pinch edge together to seal. Cut into 12 to 15 slices.
Coat the bottom of baking pan with butter and sprinkle with sugar. Place cinnamon roll slices close together in the pan and let rise until dough is doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake for about 30 minutes or until nicely browned.
Meanwhile, mix butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Add hot water 1 tablespoon at a time until the glaze reaches desired consistency. Spread over slightly cooled rolls.

I will be enjoying these tonight around 8pm if anyone local wants to join in the gooey goodness!


Julie said...

YUM!!!!! That's all I have to say! If I wasn't madly trying to get my kids in bed for school bright and early I would so be there!!!!

Jocelyn said...

This pregnant lady MUST have those. If that 8pm invite is a fake... it hurt my feelings. :) Call me if you're serious!

I'm also glad to have a new post because I have been avoiding reading anything on here all week since I'm not done with Breaking Dawn yet.

Marilee said...

I'm with Joce, a new post is VERY welcome since I'm afraid to read anything else on here for fear it will spoil breaking dawn for me...only 100 pages left!! And those cinnamon roles, YUMMMMM!!!! I wish I lived there to enjoy them with you!

shannon said...

BTW everyone, my cinnamon rolls were amazing, i ate 3 HUGE ones last night with a nice, cold glass of milk. ahhhh...and had another one this morning for breakkie with my soy banana shake!

Jocelyn said...

Ohhh you are mean rubbing it in. I'll just say I had YOUR chocolate chip cookies with a nice, cold glass of milk and it. was. delicious. (But I still want some of those cinnamon rolls.)