Wednesday, April 15, 2015

My Granny - Best Cinnamon Bun Baker Ever!!

To my granny...  I miss you! :)

Cinnamon Buns

4 ½ cups hot Water
1 cup Oil
3 tsp. Salt, heaping
1/3 cup Sugar, rounded
2 Eggs
2 ½ Tbsp. Instant Yeast, rounded

2 – 3 cups Margarine, melted
4 cups Brown Sugar & 2 cups White Sugar

2 cups Cream
2 cups Brown Sugar
2 cups Corn Syrup
4 Tbsp. Margarine

Mix together water, oil, salt, sugar and eggs.  Add 2 cups flour and yeast and mix.  Add flour (a cup at a time) to make nice dough (so that they dough is not too hard, but not sticky either).  Let rise in dough bowl until double in size (about 1 hour).  Roll dough out on floured counter (do ½ at a time).  Spread ½ of the margarine onto dough.  Sprinkle ½ of the sugar mixture over top.  Sprinkle generously with cinnamon.  Roll up and slice into 1 – 1 ¼” slices.  Place into greased 9 x 13 pans.  Let rise about 1 hour.  Bake at 350oF for about 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown.  Cook ingredients for the sauce and cool slightly before using.  Pour sauce over top of cinnamon buns, just before done and bake for 2-3 minutes longer.

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

I found this recipe online and made it for supper today.  It was delicious!!

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

4 lbs. Potatoes, peeled and cut into small pieces
½ cup Sour Cream
¼ cup Butter
¼ cup Milk
1 tsp. Salt
½ tsp. Pepper
1 tsp. Chicken Bouillon Powder
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
2 cups Cheddar Cheese, grated, divided
1 lb. Bacon, cooked, crumbled and divided in half
1/2 cup Green Onions, sliced

In a large pot, boil potatoes in salted water until fork tender.  Drain well and return the potatoes to the pot.  Mash the potatoes with a potato masher.  Preheat oven to 350F.  Add sour cream, butter, milk, salt, pepper, bouillon, garlic salt and garlic powder to the pot of potatoes.  Mix well.  Stir in Parmesan cheese, 1 cup cheddar cheese, and half of the bacon.  Pour potatoes into a 9x13 baking dish.  Place in oven at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes.  Remove from oven and top with the remaining cheddar cheese, and bacon.  Bake an additional 5 minutes.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with green onions and serve.