Friday, May 15, 2009

Smore's Galore

20 graham crackers
6 hershey chocolate bars or 2 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 pkg. small marshmellows
6 tbs. butter
3 tbs. milk

Preheat oven to 350. Lay 12 long graham crackers and fill cookie sheet. Fill any holes with small pieces of graham crackers. Toast for 2 minutes in oven. Let cool. In bowl combine 3 cups marshmellows, 3 tbs butter, and 3 tbs milk. Melt in microwave for 1 minute. Stir and add chocolate. Wisk really good. Spread mixture onto graham crackers.

In another bowl break up rest of the 20 graham crackers into small pieces (size of a quarter or nickel). Melt 3 tbs. butter in microwave. Pour over graham crackers and stir with your hands. Add the rest of the bag of marshmellows. Spread over chocolate mixture. Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups choc. chips over top. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. cut with a pizza cutter. Enjoy.

German Stolen Bread

Ingredients:2 cups warm water
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tbs yeast
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tbs oil
5 cups flour
1/4 cup butter(1/2 stick) to share between two bread

Mix first 3 ingredients, and then add the rest except the butter. May need to add extra flour. Nead in mixer for 5 minutes. Let rise for 30 minutes until doubled in size. Divide dough in thirds, and then divide dough into thirds again(making 6 equal parts). Melt the 1/2 cube of butter. Roll out 1 of the 6 equal parts onto counter. Press onto pizza pan. Brush the dough with butter and sprinkle with about 1/3 cup of topping. Roll out another piece of dough and place on top of the previous layer. Repeat butter and topping. Roll out third piece and place on top. Brush again with butter and topping. With round cookie cutter, or small glass mark center of dough. Cut outer circle into 16 equal strips with pizza cutter or knife(not cutting into circle, leaving 1/2 inch of uncut dough from the center). Twist each 16 parts 3 times. Continue all the way around facing the same direction. Repeat the process with remaining dough. Let rise once more for 30 minutes. Bake at 350 for 18 minutes. Do Not Overbake!!

Topping
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. maple flavoring
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
2 tsp. cinnamon
combine ingredients in a bowl and with a fork stir until well mixed.

Struesel topping
1/2 stick butter
2-4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4-1/2 cup milk to make a thin consistencey. Drizzle over warm bread.