Herbal Momma's School of Domestic Arts
Herbal Momma, aka, Kristine Farley loves everything herbal, but has an infinity for all domestic and home arts.
This blog is a journal of family and domestic art activities that will be published in her forthcoming book,
Herbal Momma's School of Domestic Arts.

November 29, 2008

Thankgiving Foods


Emily and I were watching the Food Channel and saw a segment about these beautiful Apple Pies with a crispy crust. They didn't tell the recipe for the crust, only said that it had butter, sugar and flour in it.
This is what we did- made apple filling with golden apples, dash lemon juice, dab of flour, lots of cinnamon, some ginger, nutmeg and allspice.
Then for the top crust of 2 pies we figured out that it was 2 cups butter, 3 cups sugar and 3 cups flour. Mix and shape into a loaf. Chill and slice length-wise into 8 slices. Lay on top of mounded apple filling and press together. Bake at 425' till apples are tender and the juice is thick.
Oh my, this is the best Apple Pie that we have ever made. Crispy top crust, regular bottom crust and


The family favorite....Butterflake Dinner Rolls
I've been making these for over a decade now. They are always requested at group holiday dinners.
3 1/2 cups warm milk
3 tablespoons yeast
3 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
8 cups white flour
1 cup butter, softened
Place in mixer bowl (bosch or kitchen aid or the like) milk, eggs, sugar and 5 cups flour. Mix and add yeast. Mix and add salt. Add 1 to 2 cups flour to make a soft dough. Knead for 5 minutes. Let rest 15 minutes in mixer bowl. Place remaining flour onto counter. Roll out dough 1/2" thick, spread with 1/4 butter. Fold dough over and repeat with remaining butter. Use a glass dipped into flour to cup rolls. Place on greased cookie sheet. Allow to rise 2 to 4 hours (well worth the wait!). Bake at 375' for 8 to 10 minutes.
Makes about 4 dozen rolls.

4 comments:

GardenGoose said...

oh my goodness..look at all the food. shew..full tummies here after the holiday..ha.

GardenGoose said...

how many pie crusts did all that butter and flour and sugar make? surely not for just one pie??!! oh my arteries!..ha

emily :) said...

Those rolls look so good!! I will have to try them :)

RubyJunes said...

yum! Was this apple pie based on the pies baked in a brown paper bag? Would love a more detailed recipe--did you bake yours in a bag? Thanks for sharing, love your blog!

June