Tuesday, September 13, 2011
I am crazy library book searcher. Is that a name???? I just love to look online at books and then check them out. Well the other day I came across a cookbook that sounded so good that I could not wait to get it. It finally came in and I was surprised when I opened the book to find it was signed by the author and the she was from Tulsa, OK. The book is America's Bread Book and the author is Mary Guber. I did some research and found out that she passed away just this year I was so sad that I never got the chance to meet her. Her life was one that sounds like one I would have loved to live. Please, if you can buy this book or if you are lucky like me and have it in your library system, check it out! This recipe is one of many that I have tried out of this book but I have loved them all.
4 packages yeast
2 cups warm water
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter-melted
1/2 cup instant dry milk
2 t salt
9 cups flour-maybe a little more or maybe a little less due to humidity
2 cups powdered sugar
1 t vanilla
In a large mixing bowl combine the yeast and water, stirring until dissolved. Add the sugar, butter, milk, salt, and eggs, blending thoroughly. Beat in 3 cups of flour to make a smooth batter. Gradually add sufficient flour to form a soft, workable dough. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Round into ball and place in a warm buttered bowl, turning to coat the top. Cove loosely with plastic wrap and a towel and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
Butter 6 muffin tins (twelve 2 inch muffins per tin) or 6 9-inch cake tins. Divide the dough into 4 equal portions. Roll each piece into an 18x10 inch rectangle. Brush with melted butter amd sprinkle heavily with Cinnamon Sugar. Roll up from the long side (the tighter you make the roll, the more swirls you will get), jelly-roll style and seal the seam. Cut into 1 inch slices and place in prepared tins. Cover and let rise until light, about 30 minutes. Bake in a preheated 350' oven for 25 minutes.
To frost, combine the powdered sugar, and vanilla. Whisk on a sufficient warm coffee to make a thin icing. When the rolls have baked, turn them out on a serving tray and cover with warm icing.