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A burnt out late 20's something guy tries to get back to normality

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

And So it Begins

I have started my Holiday cooking, I will be doing mostly holiday posts from here on in till Janruary, I am sure that everone else in the blogging community is in the same boat. At the store the toy manager said that In 60 days christmas will be over,,, that kinda made me gasp and thing I had better get going with stuff.

Beat Leaf Buns.

The Hardware
Large bowl
Baking sheet

The Software
1 C Milk
1/4 C Butter
1/2 C Sugar (white)
1 Tsp salt
2 Eggs beaten
6 C Flour AP
2 Tbsp Yeast
1 C Warm water
hand full of baby dill
1 C of beat leaves cut into strips

The Application
Scald milk and add butter, then water, Cool till luke warm. In a large bowl mix 3 C flour with sugar, salt and yeast. Make a well in flour an add in milk mixture and eggs. Mix well and add 1 more C flour. By now you should be able to turn onto a floured work surface, continue to add flour till just tacky. knead for about 10 min. then cover with a tea towel and let rise for about 1 hour.During the rise time wash beat leaves and slice in long strips with a sharp knife. When the bread is done rising, punch down tear off a small piece of dough (about the size of a quail egg) and take a small sprig of dill place in the middle of the dough and then wrap in strips of beat leaf.

Arange on a baking sheet and bake at 375d for 15 min, .... Freezes well, from freezer I fry in butter then plate. Traditional Holiday side dish for our family,

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  • At 6:20 PM, Blogger Dawna said…

    Those look adorable!

  • At 5:54 PM, Blogger Megan said…

    These look so savory and goooood. Where do you get beet leaves? Just at the grocer? Or do you buy beets with their tops and then just use them separately? me = ignorant about beet leaves.

  • At 7:10 AM, Blogger Nico said…

    I would've sworn that there was chocolate on top of those buns on the picture...

  • At 7:41 PM, Blogger Megan said…

    I think "beat leaf mischief" is your new motto? Yes?

  • At 9:06 PM, Blogger Lady X said…

    These look good! Okay just reading that in 60 days (less now!) Christmas will be over just freaked me out. I haven't started anything - no shopping, no cooking, no baking.


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