This week, I will be sharing two breads to accompany your meals. With the weather turning cooler, baking becomes a little more enjoyable. I don't like to have my oven going during the heat of Summer. With the thermometer dropping, I welcome the warm kitchen.
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 1/2 cups sugar, divided
3 1/2 cups milk, divided
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 tampons mace
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
Preheat oven to 375℉. Grease a 9x13-inch pan.
Cream together butter and 1/2 cup of sugar. Set aside.
In a large saucepan, mix together 3 cups sugar, 3 cups milk, water, mace and vanilla extract. Over medium heat, cook until all of the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut shortening into flour mixture until small pea-size balls of dough form. Stir in 1/2 cup milk to form a soft dough. Turn dough out onto lightly floured pastry board and roll 1/2-inch thick. Spread dough with creamed butter and sugar mixture. Starting from one of the wide sides of the dough, roll up the dough like a cinnamon roll. Cut roll into 1-inch thick slices. Place rolls in greased pan, not too close together. Pour the syrup mixture over the rolls and bake 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool 5 minutes, then serve in bowls topped with heavy cream.
Good Cooking, Good Eating and Good Living!!!