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Hot cross buns

Nothing says Easter like hot cross buns, especially when they’re home made. This recipe comes from Jennifer L.’s book, in North Branch , MN, although I’ve made a few tiny tweaks.

Hot cross buns

Ingredients

4-4 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 pkg active dry yeast
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
Dash ground cloves
2 eggs plus 1 yolk
3/4 c. milk
1/2 c. butter
1/3 c. granulated sugar

3/4 cup currents
(1/4 cup candied orange zest and 1/4 cup candied ginger, cut into small cubes)
1 egg white
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 tsp milk (or more if needed)

Preparation instructions

1. In a large mixing bowl combine 2 c. flour, yeast, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. In a pan heat and stir milk, butter, sugar, and 1/2 tsp salt until warm (120°-130°) and butter almost melts.
Add milk mixture to dry mixture. Add eggs. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed 20 sec. scraping bowl. Beat on high 3 minutes. Stir in currants and orange peel and ginger (if desired), and as much remaining flour as you can.
2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough (3 to 5 minutes total). Shape into a ball. Place in a greased bowl, turning once. Cover; let rise in a warm place until double (about 1-1 1/2 hrs).
3. Punch dough down. Turn onto floured surface. Cover; let rest 10 minutes. Divide dough into 20 portions. Shape portiions into smooth balls. Place balls 1-1/2 inches apart on greased baking sheet. Cover; let rise till nearly double. (45-60 minutes)
4. Using a sharp knife, make a crisscross slash across top of each bun. In small bowl combine beaten egg white and 1 tbsp water. Brush mixture of egg white and water over rolls. Bake in a 375° oven for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly. For icing, in a mixing bowl combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk or juice. Stir in additional milk or juice, 1 tsp at a time, until icing is of drizzling consistecy. Drizzle icing into slashes atop each bun. Serve warm.

Submitted by: Jennifer L

Lady baltimore cake

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN

Ingredients

CAKE:
3 c. Swans Down Cake Flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 c. butter or shortening
1/2 c. milk
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/2 c. water
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs whites, stiffly beaten

Preparation instructions

Sift flour once, measure, add baking powder and salt, and sift together three times. Cream butter thoroughly, add sugar gradually, and cream together until light and fluffy. Add flour, alternately with liquid, a small amount at a time. Beat after each addition until smooth. Add flavoring; fold in egg whites. Bake in two greased 9-inch layer pans in 375° oven for 20 minutes. (double recipe makes three 10 inch layers)

Spread lady Baltimore filling between layers and frosting on top:
Combine sugar, corn syrup, and water. Bring quickly to a boil, stirring only ntil sugar is dissolved. Boil rapidly, without stirring, until a small amount of syrup forms a soft ball in cold water, or spins in fine stream over egg whites, beating constantly. Add vanilla. Continue beating with a rotary egg beater 10-15 minutes, or until frosting is cool and of right consistency to spread. Use wooden spoon when too stiff for beater. For filling add enough frosting to fruit and nuts to make a filling that will spread easily. Spread between layers. Spread remaining frosting on top and sides of cake.

Submitted by: Jennifer L

Date surprises

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN

Ingredients

3 1/2 c. sifted Swans Down Cake Flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c. butter or shortening
1/2 c. brown sugar; firmly packed
1 egg; well beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 c. milk

Preparation instructions

Sift flour once, measure, add baking powder and salt; sift again. Cream butter thoroughly, add sugar gradually, and cream together until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; then flour, alternately with milk, a small amount at a time, beating until smooth. Chill thoroughly. Roll 1/8 inch thick. Cut with 2 1/2-inch floured cutter.
Date filling (cook dates, sugar, and water 6-8 minutes, or until thick, stirring consistently. Remove from fire; add lemon juice and butter. Cool) Place 1 tsp date filling on a circle, place another circle on top, and press edges together.
Bake on greased baking sheet in hot oven (425°) for 6 to 8 min.

Submitted by: Jennifer L

Chicken and dumplings

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN

Ingredients

Stewed Chicken (from stewed chicken recipe)
1 c. flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp snipped parsley
1 beaten egg
1/4 c. milk
2 tbsp cooking oil
1/2 c. flour

Preparation instructions

Prepare dumplings when stewed chicken is almost tender.

For dumplings; combine 1 c. flour, baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt; stir in parsley. Combine egg, milk, and oil. Add to flour mixture, stirring with a fork only till combined. Drop dough from a tbsp directly onto chicken in bubbly broth. Return to boiling and cover tightly. Reduce heat; do not lift cover. Simmer 12 to 15 minutes. Remove dumplings and chicken to warm serving platter; keep warm. Strain broth.
To thicken broth for gravy;
In a saucepan bring 4 c. broth to boiling. Slowly stir in 1 c. cold water into the
1/2 c. flour; gradually add to broth, mixing well. Cook and stir till bubbly. Cook and stir 2 more minutes. Season with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper. Pour some sauce over chicken and dumplings’ pass remaining.

Submitted by: Jennifer L

Baked custard

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN

Ingredients

4 eggs
2 c. milk
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
ground nutmeg (optional)

Preparation instructions

In a medium bowl lightly beat eggs. Stir in milk, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Place one 1-qt casserole or six 6 oz custard cups in a 9×13 inch baking pan. Pour custard mixture into casserole or divide custard mixture among the custard cups. Sprinkle with nutmeg, if desired.
Pour boiling water into the ban around casserole dish or custartd cups to a depth of 1 inch. Bake 325° for 50-60 minutes for 1-qt casserole dish, 30-40 minutes for individual cups, or till knife inserted near center comes out clean. Serve warm or chilled.
To unmold chilled individual custards, first loosen edges with a spatula or knife; slip point of knife down sides to let air in. Invert onto a serving plate.

Submitted by: Jennifer L

Swedish/norwegian pancakes

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN

Ingredients

1 c. milk
2 eggs
2 tbsp sugar
2/3 tbsp melted shortening or cooking oil
pinch of salt
1/2 c. flour

Preparation instructions

Combie all ingredients to make batter. Use flat greased frying pan. Put approx. 3 tbsp batter in pan, swirl around so batter runs toward edge. In a few minutes, turn over. Serve with syrup, strawberry jam, or fresh berries.
Eat with fork or rolled and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Submitted by: Jennifer L

Royal swedish meatballs

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN

Ingredients

2 lb ground hamburger
1 lb ground lean pork
2 eggs, beaten
1 c. mashed potatoes
1 c. dry bread crumbs
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 c. milk

Preparation instructions

Combine all ingredients except cream; mix well. Form into small balls. Dip in flour. Brown, Put into baking dish. Pour cream over meatballs. Bake in slow oven 325°.
They may be fried in pan instead of baking.

Submitted by: Jennifer L

Julekage

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN

Ingredients

2 1/2 c. flour
2 pkgs active dry yeast
3/4 tsp ground cardamom
1 1/4 c. milk
1/2 c. sugar

Preparation instructions

In a large mixer bowl combine 2 1/2 c. flour, 2 pkgs yeast, and ground cardamom. In a saucepan heat milk, sugar, butter or margarine, and salt, just till warm (115° to 120°).and the butter is almost melted; Stir consistently. Add heated milk mixture to flour mixture; add 1 egg. Beat at low speed of electric mixer for 1/2 min. Beat 3 min at high speed, scraping sides of bowl constantly. Stir in chopped mixed candied fruits, raisins, and as much of 2 to 2 1/2 c. flour as you can mix with a spoon.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6 to 8 min total). Shape dough into a ball. Place in a lightly greased bowl; turn once to grease surface. Cover’ let rise in a warm place till double (about 1 1/2 hour)
Punch dough down’ divide dough in half. Cover; let rest 10 minutes. Shape into 2 round loaves; place on greased baking sheets. Flatten each slightly to a 6 inch diameter. Cover; let rise till nearly double (45-60 min). Stir together 1 slightly beaten egg yolk and 2 tbsp water; brush over loaves. Bake in a 350° oven for 35 minutes or till done. Cool on a wire rack.
In a mixing bowl combine 1 c. sifted powdered sugar, 1/4 tsp vanilla, and enough milk to make of drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cooled loaves. Decorate with almonds and candied cherries, if desired. Slice to serve. Make 2 round loaves.

Submitted by: Jennifer L

Coffee cake

from Diane B.’s book, Corvallis, OR

Ingredients

1 1/2 c. flour
3 t. bkg powder
1/4 t. salt
3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. shortening
1 beaten egg
1/2 c. milk
1 t. vanilla

Preparation instructions

Mix together flour, bkg powder, salt and sugar. Then add the shortening and to that add 1 egg, milk and vanilla till it’s a smooth batter. Pour 1/2 batter into a floured cake tin. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the streusel filling. Top with remaining batter and then the other half of streusel.

Streusel Filling

1/2 c. brown sugar
2 T. flour
2 t. cinnamon
2 T melted butter
1/2 c. chopped nuts

Bake coffee cake 20-30 minutes 350 degree oven.

Submitted by: Diane B

Waffle cookies

from Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

1 Stick Margarine
3/4 C. Sugar
1 Egg
2 squares chocolate ( or 3T cocoa & 1 T fat for each sq of choc.)
1/2 t Vanilla
1/2 C. Milk
2 C. Flour
1/2 t soda
1/4 t salt

Preparation instructions

Mix all of the ingredients together and bake in a waffle Iron

Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting:
6 T Butter (softened)
3/4 C. Cocoa (or less)
2 2/3 C. Powdered Sugar
1/3 C. Milk
1 t vanilla
Mix all together with an electric mixer

Submitted by: Rebecca P