Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Recipes For: Dinner Rolls and Vanilla Crumb Pie

Since it was requested by several, and since I really ought to just do this first off- I'm gonna share with you the recipes for these delectable dinner rolls (or cinnamon rolls if you so choose) as well as the Vanilla Crumb Pie. Now I just totally want you to keep in mind that these are not considered "health food" neither are they eaten in our household on a regular basis. But for some reason, early this week I had a strong desire for some deliciously soft, white dinner rolls. So I made some. End of story. haha! So here are the recipes! I found these one year in an Amish cookbook (Cooking With the Horse and Buggy People) while I was visiting the Amish community of Pinecrest in Florida.
 Dinner Rolls
2 c. milk, scalded ( I used Soy Milk and I did heat it)
1 c. Sugar
1/2 c. margarine (I used the Light Flax Smart Balance)
3 t. salt
4 eggs (I wonder if these could be ommited and still be just as good??)
4 Tbsp. yeast
2 c. warm water
Combine milk, sugar and margarine. Add remaining ingredients, using flour as needed to form a nice dough. Do not make the dough too stiff. I personally used my bread mixer and made just as I would make bread normally. I let the dough rise til double and then shaped into rolls. Let them rise again til large in size. Bake at 350* until golden brown. (I think it was around 16-20 minutes) Yields 6 doz. dinner rolls or 4 1/2 doz. cinnamon rolls.
For cinnamon rolls, just roll the dough out, spread with butter and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Roll up and slice. :)
Vanilla Crumb Pie
1 1/2 c. Brown Sugar
2 t. vanilla
3 c. water
3 Tbsp. clear jel (heaping) I used cornstarch and I did around 4 T.
1/2 c. butter (here again I used flax smart balance)
2 unbaked pie shells

Crumb Topping:
2 c. flour
1/2 c. margarine (or smart balance)
1/4 t. cream of tarter (did not use)
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 t. baking soda (I used just slightly extra because I didn't use the cream of tarter)
1/2 t. salt
Cook sugar, clear jel (or cornstarch) butter and water together until thick. Cool slightly. Add vanilla and pour into pie shells. (the shells will not appear to be very full, but don't worry!) Mix the crumb topping ingredients until crumbly and pour over the pie filling. Bake at 400* until crust is baked. (around 25 minutes)

Happy Baking y'all! :)

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