Sunday, December 30, 2012

Yummy Dinner Rolls

1. Mix together:
        1 cup warm water
        3 heaping Tbsp. yeast
        1 Tbsp. sugar
Allow to expand.
2. Beat 6 eggs.

3. Mix together:
         2/3 cup powdered milk
         1 cup sugar
         1 butter
         2 cups warm water
         1 Tbsp. salt

Mix together and then add 10-14 cups flour. Dough should be sticky, but not gooey.  Let rise about until double (about 1 hour).  Form into rolls.  Let rise again.  Bake at 350* for 10-15 minutes.
Recipe makes like 70 rolls!  Recipe works cut in half.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Homemade Baby Cereals

Baby Oatmeal Cereal  


1/4 cup of ground oats (do NOT use instant or Quick Cook), ground in blender or food processor
3/4 cup - 1 cup water


1. Bring liquid to boil in saucepan. Add the oatmeal powder while stirring constantly.
2. Simmer for 10 minutes, whisking constantly until cooked. 
3. Mix in formula or breast milk and fruits if desired and serve warm.

Baby Rice Cereal using "powder" 


1/4 c. rice powder (brown rice ground in blender or food processor)
1 cup water


1. Bring liquid to boil in saucepan. Add the rice powder while stirring constantly.
2. Simmer for 10 minutes, whisking constantly, mix in formula or breast milk and fruits if desired
3. Serve warm.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Nancy's Spudnut Recipe

1 Qt. Warm Milk
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup melted shortening
1 Tbsp salt
2 Tbsp yeast in 1/2 Cup warm water
2 Cups Mashed Potatoes
4 Beaten Eggs
14 Cups flour

Mix all ingredients in order given. Knead in flour, let rise to double in bulk. Roll out and cut with round doughnut cutter. Let rise. Fry in deep fat.

Melted Butter, Vanilla, Almond Flavoring, Milk
Beat together. Amount depends on how many you have.
You can also frost them with chocolate frosting, Maple flavored frosting, or roll them in Sugar. Good no matter what you do!

This recipe will make 100 Spudnuts. I always make HALF the recipe, unless we have a big group of people.

Rich Dinner Rolls (Nancy Keyser's Cinnamon Rolls)

Rich Dinner Rolls
1 Cup milk, scalded 1/3 Cup shortening (part or all butter)  1/2 Cup sugar  1 1/2 tsp salt  2 cakes (2 Tbsp) of compressed yeast 1/4 Cup water, lukewarm ~5 Cups all-purpose flour, sifted 2 beaten eggs
  1. Combine scalded milk, shortening, sugar and salt.  Cool to lukewarm.   
  2. Soften yeast in lukewarm water.  Stir and combine with cooled milk mixture
  3. Add about half the flour and the beaten eggs and beat well.  
  4. Add enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough, mix thoroughly.  
  5. Knead about 10 minutes or until smooth and satiny.  
  6. Place dough in a warm greased bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place about 2 hours or until double in bulk.  
  7. If making dinner rolls, make rolls and let rise until double in bulk.
Bake at 375 for 15 to 20 minutes.
Cinnamon Rolls
Rich Dinner Rolls dough 1/2 cube melted butter 1/2 cup brown sugar cream or milk
  1. After you have mixed all the above ingredients, roll out the dough using a rolling pin to about 1/4 inch thickness.  I like to make it rectangular (longer than wide).
  2. Spread a generous amount of softened butter on the dough to the edges.   Sprinkle with a layer of brown sugar ( I don't measure, just make sure it is to the edge of the dough)
  3. Sprinkle with cinnamon.  Can add raisins and/or crushed walnuts if you want.
  4. Roll dough the long way.  Cut in to 1 inch sections.  Will make 12-16 rolls.  Easiest way to cut 1 inch cinnamon rolls is with thread or unflavored dental floss.  
  5. NOTE: The following mixture is being prepared in the bottom of the pan where you place the cinnamon rolls.
    In a large baking pan, put melted 1/2 cube butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar and some cream or milk to make creamy.
  6. Stir the mixture.  It should make a thick caramel.
  7. Place them and let rise to double their size.  
  8. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until they are golden brown.
  9. Turn out upside down to platter.  Enjoy!! YUMMY!!