Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Rolls & Cake

I have finally found a roll recipe that I like and is easy! It tastes fairly similar to Shirley's Rolls (a great little bakery in Provo, UT). I got the recipe from a church cookbook (Bonneville 1st Ward). Anyhow, here it is:

Dinner Rolls
1 1/3 cups warm water
1/4 cup sugar
2 T instant yeast
1 tsp salt (although I think it could use more but I don't know what that would do to the recipe)
2 eggs
4+ cups of flour (all purpose or bread flour, or you can sub in some whole wheat flour to make it more healthy. Luke says it tastes too healthy with the wheat!)

Mix water, sugar, and yeast and let sit for about 5 minutes. Mix in salt, eggs, and 3 cups of flour. Continue adding flour until it is smooth and dough pulls away from the sides of the mixer (but still sticks just a little bit to the bottom). Remove mixer attachment and let rise in mixer bowl covered for 30 minutes. Knead with a little more flour and shape and let rise for 30 more minutes. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

I found this cake recipe in a little cookbook that Maga gave to Patricia who was going to donate it but I stole it! Its from the Junior League of Albuquerque, NM. It is a nice little moist cake with a german chocolate type frosting.

Patio Oatmeal Cake
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 stick margarine/butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanille
1 1/3 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

1 stick margarine/butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 cup coconut, shredded
1 cup chopped nuts (I didn't have any and it turned out fine)
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Pour boiling water over oats, margarine, and sugar. Let stand 20 minutes. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Then stir in flour, baking soda, salt, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir only to blend - do not beat. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake for 35 minutes (but check after 25-30 it may be done).

While the cake is baking, melt margarine in a small pot and add remaining icing ingredients and stir well. Spread icing over warm cake and put under broiler to brown (watch it closely!) for a few minutes.

1 comment:

gigi said...

Carla this Oatmeal cake looks really good. I think I'd like to try it sometime.