Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Swedish Dinner Rolls

Girls, remember when you used to go to Betty's house for 4-H baking? Here is her Swedish Dinner Roll recipe. If you have a cute story about baking with Betty you should put it in a comment on here. I know there are lots of stories, so I expect at least two.

4-1/2 tsp. yeast
1/2 c warm water
2c warm milk
3/4c sugar
1-1/2 tsp salt
1/2c butter
2 eggs
6-8 drops anise extract
4c flour
+ 3-4 cups more flour

In a large prewarmed mixing bowl dissolve yeast in the warm water.
Mix together warm milk, sugar, salt, butter, eggs, and anise.
Add to yeast mixture, and 4c flour. Beat well.
Begin adding the rest of the flour one cup at a time, until the dough is perfect.
Knead until smooth and elastic. Form a ball, place in warm oiled bowl, turning the dough to oil all around, cover with a cloth and set in warm place until dough doubles.
Punch down dough and let rise second time.
Punch down and using an oiled counter form into desired shaped rolls, place on a oiled 11x17 baking sheet (jelly roll pan type) let rise until nearly double.
Bake at 325 degrees for 12-15 min. or until nicely golden brown. Makes 48 rolls, just enough for about four people!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sandblasters (Sandbakkelse)

1c shortening, butter or mixture of both
1c sugar
1 egg unbeaten
1 tsp almond extract
2-1/2 cups flour

Cream the shortening (butter), add the sugar and cream together. Add egg and extract, mix well. Add the flour to make a stiff dough.

Form balls and press with cookie stamp. Can also be pressed into mini tins.

Bake 375* for fifteen minutes till brown and done.

Cool on a rack.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Fruit Filled Oatmeal Bars

Preheat oven to 350
1 cup AP flour
1 cup quick cook oats
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter or solid oil e.g. palm or coconut

1 recipe for filling or
1-1/2 cups of your choice filling (pie filling consistency)

Blend flour, oats, sugar, soda; cut in butter or solid oil.
Set aside 2/3 cup.
Press remaining into square pan.
Top with filling.
Sprinkle on the 2/3 cup crumb mixture.
Bake 30 minute or until golden brown.
Let cool
cut into bars

Filling Recipes

Apple-Dried Berry
1 cup applesauce
2/3 cup dried cranberries or other dried berry
1/2 tsp cinnamon
dash of cloves (omit depending on fruit used)
vanilla or almond extract

Dried Fruit
In saucepan over med high heat:
1 cup snipped dried fruit
3/4 cup water
Bring to boil, reduce temp., cover, simmer for 5 minutes
meanwhile combine;
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp corn starch or arrowroot
stir into fruit, cook and stir 1 minute
until thick and bubbly.
add extract according to fruit.

Approx 22 bars 11o calories per bar, 4 g fat, 18 g carbo, 1 g fiber
Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens, the plaid cookbook

Wednesday, March 18, 2009