Saturday, March 14, 2009

Chocolate cake with chocolate dipped stawberries/cinnamon Rolls

I made a this by mixing
16 oz of cream cheese with a
1/2 cup of powder sugar, then I added
8oz sour cream and
melted white chocolate and mixed it in.
I poured this mixture over the crust I baked and just added fresh fruit and heated some apricot preserve to brush on the top.

Paula Dean
Cinnamon Bun Dough:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup Idaho potato flakes
1 teaspoon dry active yeast
1 1/2 cups warm-hot tap water
Cinnamon Buns:
Nonstick oil spray
1 cup starter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cups vegetable oil (recommended: Mazola)
1 tablespoon salt
1 1/2 cups hot tap water
1 (1 tablespoon) package active dry yeast
6 cups all-purpose flour (recommended: Pillsbury)
2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, plus more if needed
1/2 cup ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup raisins
Starter: One day before you plan on baking the cinnamon buns combine the starter ingredients. Stir this mixture occasionally with a rubber spatula and your starter should soon start bubbling within 12 hours.
Cook's Note: You will know this because you will see bubbles along the side of the glass container and you may possibly see bubbling on the top of the mixture as well. Let this mixture sit bubbling, uncovered, until you are ready to make bread the next day. You might want to stir it occasionally. Remember this is a living culture and you will need to take care of it in order to keep it alive.
Buns: When you are ready to bake, preheat the oven to 170 degrees F. Prepare 2 (9 by 12-inch) rectangular baking dishes by spraying with nonstick oil spray.
In a mixer fitted with a dough hook, mix together starter, granulated sugar, vegetable oil, salt, water, yeast and flour.
After mixing the dough for about 2 minutes, remove the dough to a bowl sprayed with nonstick oil.
Cook's Note: If the dough mix is too loose, add more flour.
Cover with a towel and let rise until doubled in size. The rising process will take 1 to 4 hours, depending on the altitude and weather at the time and place you are making the buns.
When doubled, dump the whole pile of dough onto a well-floured surface and with a rolling pin manipulate the dough to make a rectangle about 1/4-inch thick.
Filling: Melt 2 sticks of butter to where it is creamy and spreadable. Spread the butter onto the dough triangle making sure you spread thoroughly to all corners. Sprinkle brown sugar and then cinnamon over the butter making sure that the whole triangle is covered, corner to corner. Top with chopped pecans and raisins.


thebrunettebaker said...

I only found your blog a week or so ago & am not familiar with your style but I think most people who read food blogs do so because besides looking at food, they also want recipes. Today's post had only a quick descrip. for the ?? And nothing for the rolls or the cake which were the heading of the post. And what cookbook is being voted on?

My Crazy Family said...

My blog is more for my kids. I did not like the cinnaom rolls so I did not post the recipes and there is none for the cake, just made up as I went, if there is no recipes it is either it was not very good and I don't want someone to waste their time like I did on it or there is no recipe it is just made up as I go. The cake was made with a box cake and I made a whipping cream frosting and dipped the strawberries. Sometimes I will make something up as I go and it is so easy I will remember the recips and jsut write a quick note about it.
Last year I sold some cookbooks for the teen in our church to attend Youth Conference so that was what they voted on. I need to take that off now.