Saturday, May 27, 2006

Freezer Food Friday-Butterhorns

Welcome to Freezer Food Friday! It's the time of the week when I share a tried-and-true freezable recipe. Handiemom is posting a quick and easy recipe on her blog today as well. If anyone else wants to share a recipe, or anything food related, on a Friday, let me know and I will put a link in my post.

But before we get to that, a few items to wrap up the week:

Something New:
Yesterday Stephanie from For Better or Worse had a great post on little girls' hair-do's. I need a lot of help in this area. I tried one on Margarita and here's how it turned out:

Not bad, eh? Thanks Steph!

One Funny Kid Story

Sorry, my kids weren't funny this week. Look at Margarita's face in that pic. Nothing but business around here.

Finished Project(s)

Moving is like final exams for those crazy about organizing stuff. This time I feel like I'm going into battle with a little cheat sheet: my new, beloved label maker. Grammy introduced us when I went to Houston last month. I think we're going to be life long friends.

This week I organized the baby stuff and kids' too-small clothes. And 10 years worth of non-digital photos. Whew! Next week: Bathroom Crap. Stay Tuned!


Yeast and I have a love-hate relationship. I love it, and all the yummy things it helps to make, and it hates me. I seriously think it can sense my fear when I open the fridge and pull it out. I've tried all sorts of bread recipes and I just can't do it. There is something wrong with me. And it's a huge time investment to make what with all the kneading and the rising, when it's just going to turn out like a brick. I've been burned too many times.

So, now I just stick to the two recipes that I actually have regular success with**. One is for cinnamon rolls and the other is for butterhorns. Today I will share the butterhorn recipe. It was given to me by a friend from Springville, UT. It is a great recipe.

1 rounded tablespoon yeast
1/4 cup warm water

Put these two together, stir and let yeast rise.

Scald 3/4 cup milk (put it on the stove on medium heat and watch for the first appearance of little bubbles and then remove from heat)

Add 1/2 cup butter and let cool.

To yeast, add:

1/2 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 beaten eggs
Milk/sugar mixture

Add 3-4 cups flour (or as much needed to obtain a soft, but not sticky dough)

Kneed for 3-4 minutes. Place in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise for 3-4 hours. Then divide dough into 3 pieces, roll each out into a 12-14" circle. Spread melted butter over the dough; cut into 12 wedges (I use a pizza cutter and it works like a charm). Roll each wedge up starting with the wide end, ending with the point. Butter tops. You can add sesame seeds if you like.

Place rolls on greased cookie sheet with the point side down. Cover with plastic wrap and place in freezer overnight. The next day you can take the rolls off the pan and store them in Ziploc freezer bags.

Take them out of the freezer 3-4 hours before serving and place on greased cookie sheet to raise. Bake at 375F for 12 minutes. This recipe makes 36 rolls, but can easily be doubled.

*Be warned: they are addictive little things.

**Oh, one more thing: don't let them rise in the trunk of your car. Doesn't work. One Easter in Venezuela, all the Americans from our church (read: women who can really cook) were getting together for dinner right after our three hours of meetings. I thought I'd just let them rise in the trunk and then make them at my friend's house so they would be fresh out of the oven. My head was hung in shame the entire dinner as I saw people eyeing, and then cautiously nibbling at what were supposed to be butterhorns. Not pretty, don't try it.


Anonymous said...

Great job with the hair! I haven't tried that one yet. The butterhorns sound yummy! Good luck with the packing...adding label maker to my wish list.

Blackeyedsue said...

I am standing her applauding you! Can you hear me clapping my hands and yelling "WOOHOO!!!". It looks great Gabriela!!!

Yeast and I have the same relationship. Okay, I am dying! I have that same butterhorn recipe. My problem is that if I let it rise to long, it tastes and smells bitter...Gross!!!

Good luck with the move!!! When is moving day? DETAILS Gabriela, DETAILS!

Ditto on the label maker.

Super Happy Girl said...

Good job on Margarita's hair!

We should definitely be BOFF (Best Online Friends Forever):
-I love labeling my boxes (got lots of them)
-Yeast: I give it so much love, and rarely get any of that love in return.

I'm definately going to make the butterhorns (and Handiemom's banana bread) hopefully this weekend. I just need to stay away from the internets for a while and get things done around here.

Code Yellow Mom said...

Mmmmmm. That butterhorn recipe smells a lot better than the dog in the garbage. :)

The hair-do is impressive and I am seriously envious of the labeled boxes...

Nettie said...

LOVE your new background! And great job on the hair! I wasn't brave enough to try that one. I just did the little knot one.

I am on yeast's hit list, too. I cannot make it cooperate with me. I'm going to try those butter horns. I love that you can make them ahead and keep them in the freezer!

utmommy said...

That recipe sounds so yummy!! I'll have to try it. Good job on the hair, I'm still trying to figure that one out. I've got some good recipes, that I could put out there. Don't know if anyone would like them, but hey we could try it. Let me know what to do.

the lizness said...

my husband makes fun of me because I label everything. I need a label maker though to make it official. But hey, if I don't label it, how will I know which beater goes in which hole on my mixer? And I always know where stuff is. So there. :P

I love the hairdo

Kristen said...

The hair looks great!! Beautiful.

Rising bread in the trunk of the car, huh? LOL!! I'll be sure not to try that. They sound yummy!

I still have to send you the banana bread recipe. I'll get it from my mom today.

Hey, if you're coming to Colorado, maybe we can arrange a visit?? ;-) What part are you going to be in?

Patti said...

Butterhorns sound delicous! And like something I might be able to keep down!

Did I miss that you are moving? When and where? You look like an expert packer. I wish I had a label maker...for my boxes I had tape and a sharpie. It worked, but it was only temporary. I think I am going to get one for the next move.

Also...Yeast. I found one brand that has never let me down. I will try to remember it and send it to you. I think that has to do with it. Also...Do you store you yeast in the freezer in a glass jar? Might be a wives tale, but my yeast always works :)

Patti said...

Oh yeah...where is your background picture from? It is beautiful!

Gabriela said...

Nettie: Thanks, the background is a ruin called Calakmul. It is in the state of Campeche, MX.

Kristen: sure, as long as you're not really a dirty old man.

Nutella: Moving this summer. To Big City Mexico!

Karla said...

I love visiting your freezer food friday. The butter horns sound great!

Anonymous said...

Yeast and I are not friends either but those butterhorns sound yummy. This calls for another attempt at reconciliation!

Margarita's hair looks great! I got so envious of your cool labeler that I actually went Small Town Office Depot to check them out!

Grammy said...

The hair looks great! I am truly impressed with how much you are getting done. Are the Butterhorns Carol's recipe? And Nutella is right, something about keeping yeast in the freezer really helps. I can't wait to try the recipe. Thanks. And the labelmaker is seriously one of my best friends - not unlike you!

Anonymous said...

Ok this comment will tell you the novice I am.....
I have never heard of Butterhorns. They sound great!! I will let you know when I try them!!

Gabriela said...

Grammy: Yes, it is Carol's recipe.

I will try yeast in the freezer.

Momma G said...

Love the organizational stuff...good for you!!!

Erickson Family said...

Mmmmmmmmm.....butterhorns......... sounds yummy. I'll have to try this one.

I tried your chicken marinade and chicken nuggets recipes. Very yummy! My kids enjoyed them very much.

Mexico City eh? Humongous city and terrible awful drivers, but it is beautiful as well. Especially the Museo de Antropologia. And the city zoo is free! We took my daughter there a lot.

I hope you keep bloggin' and keep us up to date on your adventures.

Deannna - Younique Presenter said...

Emily (emsdigitalworld) told me about your blog. I am an american LDS mom in Mexico as well. Reading some of your posts I am thinking "I could have written that word for word!!" we have a lot in common. I just started a blog on Sunday. I live in Medium Town Mexico!! We can be friends too! Best Friends (Charlie and the chocolate factory-the new crappy one)