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Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls are perfect for a weekend with family or to give to those you love. Bake them in two round cake pans–one for your family and the other for a friend. The Sourdough compliments the cinnamon sugar filling so well, plus, they will 

Twisted Apple Speculaas Bread

Twisted Apple Speculaas Bread

Make this Twisted Apple Speculaas Bread when you want to impress your family or friends. It’s the perfect bread to serve in the fall or during the holiday season, as it makes two delightful loaves that are so pretty with their twisted form. Flavored with 

Easter Hot Cross Buns

Easter Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns are perfect for an Easter dinner. Studded with raisins (or black currants) and lightly sweetened with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, they provide a tasty and special treat on your holiday table.

Hot Cross Buns - History and Traditions

From what I can gather from the history of this recipe, for Christians, its usage marks the end of the Lenten season. The cross symbolizes Christs’ crucifixion and the spices represent the spices placed on Jesus’ body after his burial.

I first made these rolls for our family when my grandmother died on Good Friday, March 25, 2016, so they are a wonderful reminder of her every year at this time. 

 

Ingredients Needed to Make Easter Hot Cross Buns

  • granulated sugar
  • water
  • whole milk
  • melted butter
  • large egg yolk
  • vanilla extract
  • all-purpose flour
  • instant yeast
  • salt
  • ground cinnamon
  • freshly ground nutmeg
  • ground ginger
  • raisins, chopped
  • egg wash (egg + water)

Icing:

  • powdered sugar
  • whole milk
  • vanilla extract
  • lemon zest

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Prepare your ingredients. Using a knife and cutting board, chop raisins into small bits.

Raisins are easier to find in our area of the country, but if you have access to dried black currants, they would be wonderful in this recipe. 

In a large mixing bowl, add in the granulated sugar, water, whole milk, melted butter, large egg, and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.

In a small bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, instant yeast, salt, ground cinnamon, freshly ground nutmeg, and ginger. Mix until the dough becomes thick and shaggy. Stir in chopped raisins.

Knead with your hands or a dough hook until soft and elastic, 5-7 minutes. Shape into a ball and place in a greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise until double, about one hour.

 

Forming the Rolls:

To form the rolls, divide the dough into twelve equal portions. Tuck the edges of the dough under to make round rolls and place them seam-side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Cover with greased plastic wrap or a clean tea towel and allow to rise for 40-60 minutes until double. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

To make the egg wash, in a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water. Brush the tops of the rolls with the beaten egg.

Bake in preheated oven for 25-27 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

 

Making the Glaze:

To make the glaze, in a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, whole milk, vanilla extract, and lemon zest until smooth.

Symbolism of the Hot Cross Bun

Transfer the icing to a plastic bag and make a small cut in the corner of the bag. Ice buns with a thick cross shape over the top. This recipe will make 12 rolls. They are best served freshly baked, and while still warm.

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Recipe for Easter Hot Cross Buns

Easter Hot Cross Buns

Here's a recipe we made last Easter that was quite tasty and a special treat on the table.
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Course: Breads
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Easter, Raisins, Sweet Breads, Yeast Breads
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Rising Time:: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 55 minutes
Servings: 12 Rolls

Equipment

KitchenAid Mixer
Silicone Baking Mat
Baking Sheet
Glass Mixing Bowls

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup chopped raisins
  • 1 large egg + water for egg wash

Icing:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Prepare your ingredients. Using a knife and cutting board, chop raisins into small bits.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add in the granulated sugar, water, whole milk, melted butter, large egg, and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, instant yeast, salt, ground cinnamon, freshly ground nutmeg, and ginger. Mix until the dough becomes thick and shaggy. Stir in chopped raisins.
  • Knead with your hands or a dough hook until soft and elastic, 5-7 minutes. Shape into a ball and place in a greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise until double, about one hour.

Forming the Rolls:

  • To form the rolls, divide the dough into twelve equal portions. Tuck the edges of the dough under to make round rolls and place them seam-side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Cover with greased plastic wrap or a clean tea towel and allow to rise for 40-60 minutes until double. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • To make the egg wash, in a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water. Brush the tops of the rolls with the beaten egg.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25-27 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

Making the Glaze:

  • To make the glaze, in a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, whole milk, vanilla extract, and lemon zest until smooth.
  • Transfer the icing to a plastic bag and make a small cut in the corner of the bag. Ice buns with a thick cross shape over the top. Makes 12 rolls.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted. 

Nutrition

Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 198IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg
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Sourdough Cinnamon-Swirl Raisin Bread

Sourdough Cinnamon-Swirl Raisin Bread

Here’s a recipe that reminds me of home when my mom would toast raisin bread for us for breakfast. This Sourdough Cinnamon-Swirl Raisin Bread is wonderfully delicious with a subtle sourdough tang mixed with sweet cinnamon.

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Here’s a recipe to make for your family in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day! It seems the main ingredients in traditional Irish Soda Bread are flour, baking soda, salt, and buttermilk. Most recipes have black currants and/or caraway seeds. It is a heavy, quick bread 

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

My husband devours these Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies. This recipe makes a lot, but you'll be glad you made plenty when you see how fast they disappear. Click to Tweet

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies remind me of the oatmeal cookies my grandma used to make as a school cook. She made the most wonderful cookies.

When I was a girl, my grandma worked as a school cook at Hutton Elementary in Chanute, Kansas. Before I was in kindergarten, my mom used to stop by to say hi when we were in town getting groceries. I don’t remember a time when grandma didn’t offer us cookies. Oatmeal Raisin. Peanut Butter. Sugar. Big, homemade, freshly made, wonderful cookies.

Tips on Making Oatmeal Cookies

When making these cookies, take the extra time to grind the oats into a coarse flour. It takes a bit more time, but it really makes a difference in their texture. I’ve made them both ways–so, of course, you can make them with regular oats. But I encourage you to try it with the ground oats.

I use my food processor and will grind extra to store in a covered container for future use. I have another recipe that uses the ground oats that I will post here in the near future. Gluten-Free Brownies.

Other tips:

  • Use Old-Fashioned Oats, not instant
  • Use real butter, not margarine
  • Chop the raisins so they are small pieces in the cookies
  • Make large cookies (the size of green walnuts) to make a chewy, delicious cookie
  • Drizzle the icing on cooled cookies

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make These Cookies

  • all-purpose flour
  • old-fashioned oats
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground nutmeg
  • butter
  • sugar
  • brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • raisins
  • powdered sugar
  • milk

My husband devours these oatmeal cookies by the handful. This recipe makes a lot of cookies, but you’ll be glad you made plenty when you see how fast they disappear.

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Recipe for Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies - After School Snack Ideas

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

Here's a recipe you are sure to enjoy. It reminds me of the oatmeal cookies I used to eat as girl, and my husband devours these by the handful. This makes a lot of cookies, but you'll be glad you made plenty, when you see how fast they disappear.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies, Old-Fashioned Oats, Raisins, Snacks
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 6 dozen

Equipment

KitchenAid Mixer
Cookie Scoop
Baking Sheet
Silicone Baking Mat

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raisin chopped

Icing:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk as needed

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor or blender, grind oats to a coarse flour.
  • In medium bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • In large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs one at a time. Stir in vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture, and then chopped raisins.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Bake for 11-15 minutes until edges are golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

To Make Icing:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Drizzle over cooled cookies and allow to set. Makes 5-6 dozen.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted.
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