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Saturday, May 25, 2013
4 to 4-1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 packages active dry yeast
3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup butter, cut up
1-5 ounce can evaporated milk (2/3 cup)
1/2 t salt
4 egg yolks
1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces ( 6 ounces)
2 T sugar
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 t ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1. In a large mixing bowl stir together 1 1/2 cups of the flour and the yeast; set aside. In a medium saucepan heat and stir the 3/4 cup sugar, the water, the 1/2 cup butter, 1/3 cup of the evaporated milk and the salt just until warm (120 F to 130 F)and butter almost melts. Add milk mixture to flour mixture; add egg yolks. Beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed 30 seconds, scraping the sides of the bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much remaining flour as you can.
2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately soft dough that is smooth and elastic (3 to 5 minutes total.) Shape dough into a ball. Place in a lightly greased bowl, turning once to grease surface. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled (about 2 hours). Punch dough down. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine the remaining evaporated milk, 3/4 cup of the chocolate pieces, the 2 T sugar, and the 1/2 t cinnamon. Cook and stir over low heat until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat; cool
4. Grease a 10-inch tube pan; set aside. Roll dough into an 18 x 10 inch rectangle. Spread chocolate mixture to within 1 inch of the edges. Starting from a long side, roll up dough. Pinch seam to seal. Place, seam side up in prepared pan. Pinch edges together.
5. In a small bowl combine the 1/4 cup flour, the 1/4 sugar, and the 1 t. cinnamon. Using a pastry blender, cut in the 1/4 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in remaining chocolate pieces and pecans. Sprinkle over dough in pan. Cover; let rise in a warm place until nearly double (about 1 hour). Bake in a 350 F oven about 50 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when lightly tapped. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes, Remove from pan; cool for 45 minutes. Serve warm. Makes 12-16 servings.
chocolate, dessert Note: I made a mistake:( I used instant yeast instead of active dry yeast called for in this recipe. The coffee cake was excellent but next time, I will use the dry active yeast called for in the recipe. *Make sure your yeast is "active"* In and Out of the Kitchen
Thursday, May 23, 2013
There is nothing better than Farm Fresh Eggs!! Fresh eggs taste better and look better. I have been stopping at the same farmhouse to pick up eggs, since we moved Up North 4 years ago. Most, if not all of the eggs, have a double yolk and I would consider them extra large eggs. Fresh eggs make a huge difference in recipes. Meringues, souffles', omelets, pancakes, deviled eggs. Everything you make or bake will taste better when using farm fresh eggs, and you will notice the difference. Farm fresh eggs usually cost less than eggs you buy in a grocery store too. I pay $1.25 to $1.50 for a dozen of fresh, extra large, double yolk eggs!! The next time your taking a drive through the countryside, looking at the many beautiful Barn Quilts, stop and pick up a dozen or two when you see the "Eggs For Sale"sign. You will be so glad you did~