Sunday, July 23, 2017

Honey Pecan Sticky Rolls

This is a yummy recipe. You can also make homemade rolls with the roll dough.

Honey Pecan Sticky Rolls

For the rolls:

2 cups hot water
1/3 cup raw honey
1/3 cup butter softened
2 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
2/3 cup powdered milk
5-6 cups flour
1 egg
2 tablespoons Saf instant yeast
2⁄3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

for the filling:
1⁄4 cup butter, softened
3⁄4 cup honey
1 cup pecan halves

In a large bowl, combine first 5 ingredients along with 2 cups of flour and mix until smooth. Add egg and yeast and combine. Add 2 more cups of flour and then add additional flour, 1⁄2 cup at a time until dough pulls away from side of bowl or if kneading, until it no longer sticks to your hands and it feels smooth and satiny. Be careful not to add too much flour or the rolls will be heavy. Place dough in a greased bowl and lightly grease the top of the dough. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and let rise until triple in bulk.

Grease 2 muffin tins and at the bottom of each, place 1⁄2 teaspoon butter, 1⁄2 tablespoon honey, and 3 pecan halves.

Punch down dough and let rest for 5 minutes. Divide dough into 2 equal pieces and roll out in two rectangles. Spread with softened butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture (2/3 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, mixed together). Roll the long side of the dough up like a jelly roll and cut with string or knife into 1” slices. Place in prepared muffin tins and let rise until double in bulk. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately turn out onto large platter.

Jennifer Beckstrand is the award winning Amish romance author of The Matchmakers of
Huckleberry Hill series and The Honeybee Sisters series for Kensington Books. Huckleberry Summer was nominated for the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award and the 2015 RITA® Award, and Huckleberry Hill won the 2014 LIME Award for Inspirational fiction. Both Huckleberry Hill and Huckleberry Christmas appeared in list of top ten inspirational books for 2014. Her much-anticipated Amish series, The Honeybee Sisters, was released summer of 2016 and has created a lot of romantic buzz. Sweet as Honey received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly and Sweet as Honey and A Bee in her Bonnet were both awarded Top Picks from RT Book Reviews. Jennifer has always been drawn to the strong faith and the enduring family ties of the Plain people and loves writing about the antics of Anna and Felty Helmuth and the Honeybee sisters’ aendi Bitsy. Jennifer has a degree in mathematics and a passion for Jane Austen and Shakespeare. She and her husband have been married for thirty-two years, and she has four daughters, two sons, and four adorable grandchildren, whom she spoils rotten.

For more information about Jennifer, check her Web site.  

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Marinated Pork

Simple but good. When you're in a hurry.

Marinated pork.

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp Lemon
1 Tbsp Worcestershire
1/2 tsp Paprika
 1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp garlic
1.2 tsp onion,
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt

Mix together and then put in the pork and let stand while you do your side dishes. Then you can grill or bake, or whatever choice of cooking method you prefer.

I have a couple side dishes on the video. But it goes well with other things also.

Enjoy, pairs well with light red or a rose wine.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Bodacious Bison Burgers

In honor of the 4th, I have decided to re-post my Bodacious Bison Burgers!

It's grilling season, and though these are not grilled, you can grill them instead of cook them on the stove.

Bison Burgers
1 lb. Ground Bison
1/8 cp. Chopped shallot
1/8 cp. Chopped mushroom
1/8 cp. Chopped Jalapeno
2 - 3 cloves garlic chopped
1 sliced tomato
1/4 lb. sliced white cheddar cheese
Salt, pepper, and crushed pepper to taste

Mix the ground bison together with some of the chopped garlic and spices to taste. Make in to 6 thin patties. In three of the patties make a little 'bowl' to put in the chopped filling--shallots, mushrooms, garlic, and jalapenos. Once filled place another patty on top of each. You can then grill on a BBQ or on the stove in a frying pan. Brown bottom half of the bun, place the burger on it, top with cheese and melt*, while melting the cheese brown the top of the bun. Garnish with a tomato and lettuce and serve with chips or homemade fries.

*If you're grilling you can melt the cheese on the burgers a few minutes before removing them from the grill.