Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Odds and Ends

Cinnamon Rolls unbaked

Baked and covered in frosting.

Okay, I baked yesterday, sort of, we had to go to my husband's Christmas party and I really didn't want the kids to eat fast food for dinner so I made these things I called Chicken Pockets and with the leftover dough I made Cinnamon Rolls.

Chicken Pockets
So the kids had dinner the grab and go kind, and I sort of baked.
Here is my recipe for my favorite bread recipe. Not that I follow it very closely it is just sort of like guide lines.
I first soften my yeast, in 2 1/2 cups of warm water, with about 3/4 cup of sugar. While the yeast is softening, I get out my mixer which is a Magic Mill and put in the bread hook. I put in 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons of salt and 1/2 cup of butter, melted. I add 3 cups of flour and mix a little.
Now I stir my yeast with a wooden spoon, and let it rise and add to egg and flour mixture and mix until smooth. Then I add flour cup by cup until I have dough that can be handled with out getting gooey dough on my hands. Then let rise, as long as I have time for, sometimes it is as little as 30 minutes and as long as two hours.

I then spray my marble board with Pam and divide the dough in 3 parts and use the first two for Chicken pockets and that last third for cinnamon rolls.
The Chicken pocket recipe is as follows,
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
8 oz of cream cheese
onion powder to taste,
mix with hands and use about a heaping table spoon to each pocket. The dough being cut like you are making croissants. Put in the center and bring the corners up to meet and there you have it.
Bake at 375 for 30 minutes
While my Chicken pockets are baking I roll out the dough for Cinnamon rolls and put melted butter over the dough and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and roll up and then cut into desired size for rolls and let rise. I bake them about the same 375 for 30 minutes and then spread with frosting.
Cream cheese frosting,
1 oz of cream cheese
left over butter from spreading on dough
3 cups powdered sugar and a little milk
cream and frost warm rolls
So there is this recipe
At least now my girls have it written out somewhere,

1 comment:

Meg said...

Yes! Thank you! I will have to make these because now I'm super hungry for cinnamon rolls. LOL! Those chicken pockets sound yummy too.