Monday, July 13, 2009

3 more layouts for July! (And a free Cinnamon roll svg for you!)

Over the weekend, I worked on a few pages for the recipe album that I am making for my little sis. Most of the svg files I used (the rolling pin- Cinnamon roll page), (the mixing spoon and spatula-Easy Peanut Butter Cookies), and (the "Pie" for Pumpkin Pie), I used free svgs from Lora's Blog. For the cinnamon roll, I made my own svg, which you can find HERE
And since these recipes are family favorites, I thought I would also share the recipes for any one who would like them
Caramel/Cinnamon Rolls
2 pkgs dry yeast
1/2 c. warm water
1/2 c. lukewarm milk
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1/2 c (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
4 1/2 to 5 c. unbleached all-purpose flour
1 to 2 T butter,softened
1 to 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2-3 T brown sugar
powdered sugar to taste
(I usually double the filling)
Caramel (or you can skip this part and add the frosting on top)
1 c. brown sugar
8 T. butter
1/2 c- 1 c cream (if you don't have heavy cream you can use evaporated milk or half and half)
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in milk, sugar, salt, eggs, butter, and 2 1/2 c. of the flour, beating until smooth. Mix in enough of the remaining flour to make dough easy to handle.
Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place in greased bowl and rotate so that greased side is up. Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/2 hours.
Punch down dough, turn out onto lightly floured surface, and roll into an 11x17 inch rectangle. Cover w/ filling ingredients by spreading w/ butter and sprinkling w/ cinnamon, powdered sugar, and brown sugar. Roll up like a jelly roll, beginning at long side, and cut into slices 2 inches wide.
Prepare caramel by dividing between 2 9 inch cake pans and spreading over the bottoms. Cut butter into pats and distribute over top of sugar in both pans, then pour cream over that. Place rolls in pans, leaving space for rising. Cover, let rise until doubled in size, and bake in pre-heated 375 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.
You can skip the caramel and make this awesome "Cinnabon" Frosting:
1/2 lb. butter
1/2 lb. cream cheese
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Allow butter and cream cheese to reach room temp. Beat together until fluffy, slowly add sugar, beat 12 minutes then add extract.
Eat them warm....Yummy!
Easy Peanut Butter Cookies
1 c. creamy peanut butter
1c. sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Mix peanut butter and sugar together, blending well. Stir in egg and vanilla. Shape into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Press w/ fork to flatten slightly. Bake in 350 degree oven for 12 minutes (they won't LOOK done, but take them out, they will harden as they cool).
Try to wait until they cool, then eat them with a tall, frosty glass of milk.
Pumpkin Pie
1 deep dish pie crust
1 egg white
1 T. ice water
2 eggs
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
pinch of salt
16 oz. can of 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 c. heavy cream
Line pie crust w/ foil and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove foil. Bake 1 minute more. Beat egg white, and 1 T. ice water. Brush on bottoms and sides.
Filling: in large bowl, beat eggs with brown sugar, cream, cinnamon, pie spice, and salt. Stir in canned pumpkin, and pour into pie shell. Bake for 30-40 minutes. Filling should jiggle slightly. Serve warm with whipped cream.


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  2. That is so cool I never thought of doing that.

  3. Margie - these look terrific! Made me want cinnamon rolls too!

    I'm adding the layouts/bonus entries to your total on my blog!

  4. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh These look AWESOME!!!! You did a great job on your cut files!!!! Anyone would love to receive those recipe cards!!

  5. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Page 8 post on Jul. 15, 2009. Thanks again.

  6. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Food/Kitchen Related, Recipe Card(s) Theme post on Aug. 02, 2009. Thanks again.


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