Friday, 21 January 2011

Homemade bread, anyone?

As a young girl growing up the best thing about learning to bake was bread day....
The smiles and love that came from every family member when the aroma of fresh baked bread coming out of the oven, was worth the hard work...... with ten children and lots of friends you had to make lots of bread, I still make the same amount.....eight loaves at one time...
Thank goodness there are still people around that love to have a loaf of bread....I have the recipe in my head and I am not sure how to change it so I just keep making a big batch....
Haven't had any complaints so I guess it's okay.....
My Mom always braided her bread so that's what I do....four braids for each loaf.......
This bread is great for toast, it freezes well and makes a great gift for any occasion, I just need someone to write the recipe as I am making it....any offers?
I have the dough to pay you!

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Sweet Potato Sunday Afternoon......


Sweet Potato Cinnamon Buns

For the dough…

2 1/4 tsp of yeast

1/2 cup of warm water
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
3/4 cup sweet potato puree
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
3 cups all purpose flour

Knead it together for about 10 min… You can double this recipe too, I usually do...

Let it rise until double… for about 45 min…


make the filling…
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp honey
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla bean paste

Roll out the dough in a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick and spread the filling on top… roll into a log… and cut into slices ...

Let rise until double (about 45 min- and hour) and preheat oven to 350…

bake for about 25 min......

Add the frosting while they are still in the pan and slightly warm…

For the frosting:
1/4 cup butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened (half of a package)
1 tsp vanilla
1 dash cinnamon
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted

Sometimes I don't get a chance to ice them....doesn't seem to stop anyone from eating them!!!

Feel free to copy and paste the recipe, I found it somewhere only it was a pumpkin cinnamon bun, sorry I can't remember the original recipe was from....maybe someone knows?

Add a cup of vanilla bean coffee in your favourite mug and enjoy.........

Oh yes, I forgot to say...the sweet potato replaces the fat in the recipe so go ahead and have two!!!!!