Monday, March 30, 2009

Lion House Roll recipe

I have had a couple people ask me for my roll recipe. It's actually the Lion House roll recipe. I went to a cooking demonstration and they taught us exactly how they make them. Here it is.

2 cups warm water (110-115 degrees)
2/3 cup nonfat dry milk (instant or non-instant)
2 Tb. dry yeast or two packets (they suggested SAF yeast)
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup butter (at room temp. or softened but not melted)
1 egg
5-5 1/2 cups flour

In a mixer (bosch or kitchen aid type mixer) combine water and the milk powder and stir until milk dissolves. Add yeast, then sugar, salt, butter, egg, and 2 cups of the flour. Mix on low until ingredients are wet then turn to med. speed and mix for 2 minutes. Add two more cups of flour mix on low until ingredients are wet and then on med. for 2 min., add 1/2 cup at a time until dough starts to clean the sides of the bowl and feels soft and slightly sticky. Let dough rise covered until double (this could take 15-45 minutes)(don't let it overrise or it will taste yeasty) Sprinkle counter with flour and put dough on top and roll out to about 1/4 inch thickness.
spread about a 1/4 cup of butter on top then use a pizza cutter to cut strips about 2 inches wide and 3-4 iches long then roll and place on a greased cookie sheet about an inch apart,with cut edge laying flat on baking sheet. Let rise in a warm place for 1-1 1/2 hours. Bake in 375 degree oven for 15-18 minutes. or until browned to your satisfaction. Brush rolls with butter when they are first taken from the oven.

You can use this recipe for cinnamon rolls too. After you roll out the dough and spread butter on it. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Roll up like a jellyroll and take a piece of waxed, unflavored floss and place under dough then cross and pull to cut the dough into the cinnamon rolls, allow to rise until double. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 10-15 min.

3 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1/3-1/2 cup cream, or milk
mix until smooth and spread on warm cinnamon rolls.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sego Lily Blogger Contest

So all I have to do is tell you why I think I would be the best Blogger for Sego Lily Spa and I get 24 FREE treatments? Well then, let me just tell you that I am indeed the best blogger in the world. It has been my lifelong dream to be Sego Lily Spa's Blogger, as well as to go to the spa on a regular basis. Unusual, I know. Oh, how I daydream about the cucumbers over my eyes while someone massages my scalp, my body being wrapped in scentaliscious sea weed, my feet dripping in delectably soothing mud baths. When I first heard about this opportunity I had a long talk with my fingers and toes and we decided that we could handle a few extra pedicures and manicures during the upcoming year. I have had the chance to experience the Sego Lily Spa before and it was quite fabulous. From the luxurious robes, refreshing tonics and deliciously delicious fruits, the relaxing ambiance, to the incredible massage that made me want to make the spa my permanent residence. Therefore, I would be absolutely ecstatic to win this contest, and I would be more than happy to blog about all of my amazing experiences.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Hawaii pictures

Here are some pictures from our trip. There were so many fun things that we did. The Bamboo forests were really cool. We tried climbing up the bamboo to get fun pictures. We also got a camera that can take underwater pictures which came in handy when we went snorkeling or saw dolphins. We went on a few hikes to waterfalls. They were really fun, as long as we were on the right trail. Lance led us on a not too fun hike through mud and spider webs. (not my favorite part of the trip but I guess it's really funny now looking back) We finally decided to turn back and found the real trail and then it was really cool.