Baking Susan

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TWD: Pecan Sticky Buns

Today’s recipe is being hosted by Lynn of Eat Drink Man Woman Dogs Cat and Nicole of Cookies on Friday.  I must say this made my house smell divine!!  My husband saw them, and gave me fair warning that he better get one of them!!  They did take a lot of time and energy to make, but weren’t difficult necessarily.  However, I did add some extra cinnamon, 1/4 tsp for 14 rolls seemed skimpy, I used 1 tsp. I have never made sticky buns before, only cinnamon rolls.  So I found it interesting that these buns are actually baked upside down, where the “sticky” layer comes from butter and brown sugar on the bottom of the pan, and then the whole thing is flipped over.  Personally, I just thought they were okay.  Others that had tasted my batch enjoyed them more.  My husband thinks they would be better with more nut filling (more like a nut roll).  Too bad I doubt he will ever get to try that, since I will probably stick with my easier cinnamon roll recipe that has more of a “doughy” texture than a “flaky” one like this (I prefer doughy).

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TWD: Hungarian Shortbread “aka jelly pie”

The title is odd, yes, but as you read it will all become clear.  This recipe was on my to do list when my 4 year old son came into the kitchen and says “I want to help you make a pie.”  Interesting, I thought, since my son does not usually eat pie.  So I ask him, “what kind of pie?”  He responds, “jelly pie.”  Of course!  I should have known from my son who would eat pb&j for each meal.  Well, this recipe quickly came to mind since it had jelly in it.  Now, normally I would have mad the rhubarb jam that is listed in the recipe, but since it was short notice I had to use what I had on hand, a mix of apricot preserves and grape jelly.  Still, turned out fabulous!  Everyone loved this recipe!  Brought a bunch of it to work, and it was devoured in no time!  The only complaint was from my son.  After it was made he says, “that isn’t a jelly pie…..pies are supposed to be round.”

Our host this week are: Lynette of 1 Small Kitchen and Cher from The Not So Exciting Adventures of a Dabbler, where you can see the full recipe.

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