Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cinnamon Rolls

1 c. mashed potatoes (I use instant)
2/3 c. shortening or margarine
1 c. scalded milk
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 Tbs yeast (mixed with 1 c. warm water)
1 tsp salt
7 c. flour

Mix shortening, potatoes, sugar and milk. After milk has cooled, add in yeast mixture. Beat in eggs, salt and add flour.

Knead for 15 minutes, Let rise 1 to 2 hours. Roll out in large rectangle. Spread butter over the entire surface. Sprinkle on cinnamon/sugar and brown sugar. Roll up dough. Cut into rolls. I use a piece of dental floss because it doesn't smash the rolls. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Frost if desired.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

3 c. powdered sugar
2/3 c. cream cheese softened
2 Tbs. milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Add ingredients together and beat until smooth.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Hello Dollies

I have no idea why these have such a crazy name, but they are so good. I used to be a counselor at a girls camp for a Summer and we had these a lot. Love them!!

1/2 c. melted butter
1 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
1 c. chopped pecans
1 c. flaked coconut
1 c. milk chocolate chips
1 (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
Use a 9X13 pan. Mix butter and graham cracker crumbs, press into the bottom of pan. Add chocolate chips, coconut and pecans sprinkling over the top of the graham cracker mixture. Pour sweetened condensed milk over the top. Put in oven. Don't overcook.
Cook for 20 minutes, cool and cut into squares. If you don't like them as gooey, cook them for a little longer.

Egg Fried Rice

I am a big fan of fried rice. I loved finding this in an old ward cookbook.

Sesame oil
Sliced ham or cut pieces of chicken
Frozen peas and carrots
2 to 3 eggs
3 to 4 cups of cooked rice
1/2 to 1 tsp. chicken bouillon
Soy sauce
Salt and pepper
Fry meat with sesame oil until brown. Add frozen vegetables with meat and fry. Mix in cooked rice with meat and vegetable. make a hole in the center of the rice. Mix eggs and bouillon and pour into hole in rice. Scramble eggs (make sure rice does not burn). After eggs are half cooked, mix with rice. add soy sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Fry for 2 to 3 more minutes. Serve