Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cinnamon Rolls in Carribean Blue

Eventually I'll get tired of this I suppose, but it's too fun right now. Here is my next dish in the dish.

Cinnamon Rolls

1 c. sugar
2 c. warm milk
2 c. mashed taters (reconstituted dry flakes work fine)
2 eggs
1/2 c. shortening
2 pkgs. yeast
2 T. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
7-8 c. flour

Beat sugar, milk, potatoes, eggs and shortening until smooth. Separately, dissolve the yeast in 1/2 c. warm water with 2 T. sugar. Then add it to mixture and mix. Add salt, flour and vanilla and mix like bread. Let rise and mix down. Let rise again. Then roll out on floured board and brush with softened butter, then sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Roll up in long roll. Cut in 1 or 2 inch slices and place in greased pan. Let rise and bake at 350^ for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Frost with burnt butter glaze:

2 cubes of butter, melted
1 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. canned milk
powdered sugar

Heat until clear and dissolved. Add enough powdered sugar for a thin frosting (not glaze). Frost rolls while hot.

I used my leftover mashed potatoes that were seasoned with garlic, onion, etc. and it was just fine. Also, I made the dough the night before and let it rise all night. Then just let them rise in the pan in the am. I made two large cookie pans of these along with the special pan.

But really, this recipe is really all about the frosting.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Easy Lasagna in Carribean Blue

Just because no one else is really posting anything and I feel like being obnoxious, here's another recipe that I made in my new pan.

Easy Lasagna

1 lb. hamburger
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 c. water
3 c. mozzarella cheese
2 eggs
1/2 c. Parmesan cheese
16 oz. cottage cheese
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 c. parsley
8 lasagna noodles

Brown hamburger. Drain oil and then add spaghetti sauce (I like the one with sausage flavoring) and water. Let simmer. Mix rest of ingredients together. (except noodles, duh) Put 1 c. sauce on bottom of special pan. Layer uncooked noodles (I hate cooking the noodles) 3 down 1 broken one across bottom. Then 1/2 of sauce on top. Then 1/2 of cheese mixture on top of that. Then layer the noodles again (just switch the bottom one to other side if you know what I mean). Sauce, then cheese. Cover with foil and cook at 350* for 1 hour. Remove foil and cook for another 10 minutes. And yeah, I know my pan looks used. Bummer. But I swear the lasagna tasted better this time - must have been the pan!