Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sticky Pinwheel Buns

The Foodie Daughter decided that she wanted

to make something special on her last day before

she had to go back to classes.

A few weeks ago she had described what she wanted

and I dug through my old recipe box

(that was given to my by my Grandmother - bonus points,

the drawer in the antique buffet it sits in

smells like a Grandmother)

and found an old recipe for Sticky Pinwheel Buns.

We used to make this recipe when our older son was young.

The base recipe is Lucky Biscuit Dough:

2 cups sifted flour
2-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
¾ cup milk

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.

Cut in shortening until mixture looks like coarse meal.

Add milk and stir with fork until soft dough forms.

Knead lightly on floured board about 30 seconds.

If just making biscuits, then follow these directions:

Then pat or roll lightly ½-thick.

Cut with floured 2-inch biscuit cutter.
Place on ungreased baking sheet.

Bake in 450 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes.

Serve hot makes 14 biscuits.
Hint: for soft biscuits, bake close together.

For crusty biscuits, bake an inch apart.

But in the meantime,

Minx is doing his best to look cute and

get our attention.

Do you like how he has dragged his toys

out into the middle of the walkway?

Isn't he just adorable?

Give him any toy on a stick and he is happy.

By the way, having a cat in the house

is like having a perpetual toddler in the house.

One must always watch one's step and one must

keep certain things out of reach of curious critters.

Back to the Sticky Pinwheels.

After making the biscuit dough,

the Foodie Daughter rolled out the dough into 1/4 inch rectangle

and then

sprinkled on the filling.

Cream together:
¼ cup butter
½ cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Sprinkle with 1/3 cup chopped nuts if desired.

Melt ¼ cup butter in 8x8x2-inch pan;

blend with ¼ cup brown sugar and 1 tablespoon water.

Or not.

But it ended up there in the end.

That's what matters.

Bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees;

then about 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Remove at once from pan.

Optional: drizzle with a thin glaze of powdered sugar

and either water or milk.

Makes 10 or so Sticky Buns.

Delicious and flaky.

Good job, Foodie Daughter.

Oh, and in case you are interested in what

an inner ear infection is like, it feels something like this.


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