Monday, August 8, 2011

Cinnamon Rolls

I have never made our cinnamon rolls with yeast and I've never really had a recipe for them either. I have always just made biscuits, added some sugar and tossed in butter, cinnamon & sugar on top before rolling them up. The last time I made them I measured the ingredients out so I could get the recipe down on here it is!

2 cups flour
1/2 cup white sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup milk or light cream

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening with pastry blender until mixture is the texture of coarse cornmeal. Make a well in the center of the ingredients and add liquid all at once. Stir batter vigorously until it comes freely from the sides of the bowl. Turn dough onto floured surface and knead lightly for a few seconds. Roll out dough into a rectangle approximately 1/2 inch thick.

Mix together 1/2 cup soft butter, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar and 1 heaping tablespoon cinnamon. Spread this mixture over the rolled dough. Roll up the entire dough into a log. Slice roll at 1/2 intervals. Bake cinnamon rolls on a parchment lined baking pan for approx 10 minutes at 350.

Delicious Oat Burgers

These burgers are another snack shop recipe from Camp that Deanna gave me.

1 tablespoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons onion powder
1 tablespoon sage
1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
1/4 cup oil
1 cup tamari
8 cups water
8 cups quick oats

Combine water and seasonings in a large pot and bring to a boil. Stir in quick oats and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Form into patties (a large mason jar ring works well for this task). Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until brown. Turn over and bake an additional 15 minutes or until brown.

Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

This recipe is called "Kim's Cookies" but I don't actually know who Kim is. Deanna makes them at Camp for the snack shop and I have a severe addiction to them so you can imagine how happy I was to get a copy of the recipe.

2 eggs or 2.5 tablespoons soy milk (Deanna uses the soy milk but I just use regular milk)
1 cup margarine
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
2 cups oatmeal
3 cups coconut (unsweetened shredded)
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups (scant) semi-sweet chocolate chips (or raisins, although I personally hate them with raisins!)

Bake at 350 for approximately 10 minutes, yield 18 big, super yummy cookies!