Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Bit of Summer Baking

Several months ago I was reading a few blogs about Once a Month Cooking. I am not really into it, other than freezing a few choice foods such as taco meat, but what caught my eye while reading was a discussion about Butter Horns.My mom has a recipe for these and I decided to give it a try. Once the recipe is made up you simply place the bread on a cookie sheet until it is frozen solid then store in a large bag.
When you want fresh hot bread set out the frozen sections on a greased pan and cover with clear wrap. It usually takes a few hours for it to thaw and rise and is surprisingly "fresh tasting".
The best part about this frozen bread was the baking; I was able to cook it in the toaster over without heating up the whole house.

Butter Horns
2 cups milk, scalded
2 packages yeast
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
6 beaten eggs
8 cups flour
Add yeast to cooled milk. Combine shortening, sugar and salt in mixer on low. Add the milk/yeast solution and then the eggs. Add half the flour and mix well for 2-minutes; stir in the remaining flour by hand. Knead lightly and place in a well greased bowl; cover and allow to rise until double in size. Divide into 6 equal sections; roll each section into a 9-inch circles and cut into "pie" sections; 16 sections for small butter horns or 8 sections for large butter horns. Roll each cut section like a crescent roll and place on cookie sheet; freeze.
Bake thawed and risen bread at 400-degrees until brown.


Packrat said...

Those look really yummy.

I would really like to start doing once a month cooking and freezing. I wouldn't plan every dinner that way, but it would so nice to have extra meals on hand.

Samantha said...

Our garden is weeds now too. :( Thanks for visiting my blog! Right now my diet isn't as rigid, but I still am careful and I still workout. Back then I was eating every 3 hours. My usual routine was
AM Weight Control Oatmeal w/ some PB mixed in(still do that), a snack Zone Protein Bar (still do), Lunch Salad, with tuna, or turkey burger, (still do that most days too), another snack of maybe laughing cow cheese and all bran crackers, (usually miss this snack now) and Dinner lean meat(4-6 oz.), veggies and a carb (brown).
The only cheat I allowed my self was 80 calories of dark chocolate.
If you have any other questions, feel free to ask!

Anonymous said...

I need to make more of those.. I usually make a double batch and share with Jo.. they are so handy and quick

Helen Ruth said...

Yum! Looks good. I need another freezer!

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