Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Butterhorns

These are such tasty little gems. We like to heat them just before serving just to make them perfect. You can simply microwave them or pan fry them in a little butter......soooo good!!! This recipe makes 24 small buns but you can make 12 large size buns if you prefer. These buns freeze well.


Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
¼ Cup warm water
2 Cups flour
2 Tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ Cup cold butter
½ Cup milk
1 egg yolk
Icing:

2 cups icing sugar
1-2 Tablespoons warm water
Walnuts or pecans
Directions:
Combine yeast, 1 teaspoon of sugar, and warm water in a small bowl. Set aside to proof.
In a bowl add flour, second amount of sugar, and salt.
With a pastry blender or fork cut the butter into the flour mixture until small crumbs form
Warm the milk add the beaten egg yolk to the milk
Pour yeast and milk mixture into the flour mixture
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Place dough on a floured surface and roll into a 6x14 inch rectangle
Cut into 24 equal pieces 6x3/4 inch pieces
Roll each piece to be approximately 10-11 inches long
Twist and roll each piece into a pinwheel shape
Place on a greased cookie sheet
Cover with a tea towel and let rise for one hour
preheat oven to 375 degrees
Bake for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned
cool on wire rack
Make icing.
Dip buns in icing and then into nuts

Printable Recipe Link:Butterhorns



Butter should resemble small crumbs

Separate yolk from egg white

Add yolk to slightly warmed milk

 Add yeast and milk mixture to the flour

Mix dough and form into a ball and place in a bowl covered with plastic wrap.
Rest in fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight
Remove dough from bowl and place on a floured surface.

Roll out dough to a 6x14 inch rectangle

Divide into 24 equal pieces

Roll each piece into a 10-11 inch rope

Twist the rope and form into a pinwheel


Pinwheel shape


Place on greased baking sheet. Cover with a tea towel and let rise for one hour. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10-15 minutes.
Remove from oven when lightly golden brown and cool on a wire rack

Make a thin icing

Crush or chop nuts

Dip bun in icing

Let excess drip off

Dip into nuts

I think I put this one directly into my  mouth!!

Isn't it lovely!!

Share them with your friends and family, they will love you soooo much

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