Monday, April 24, 2006

Taste Caroline's Hot Sticky Buns

I so am not kidding.

This is the headline someone at the Oak Hill Gazette newspaper put on my column this week:

"Taste Caroline's hot sticky buns"

It was my recipe for cinnamon rolls.

* By popular demand:

Cinnamon Rolls

Dough
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
one egg
3 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 teaspoons yeast
In small saucepan or microwaveable bowl, melt two tablespoons butter in 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup water. Add to bread machine. Then add one egg, three cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, one teaspoon salt and 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast (equivalent to one packet.) Run the dough cycle.
Filling
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
When the dough cycle is completed, place dough on a flour surface and roll in to a large rectangle (about the size of a 9 by 13 inch pan.) Brush with two tablespoons melted butter. Mix 1/3 cup packed brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon and sprinkle on entire top surface of dough rectangle. Roll in to a log, maintaining the width. Cut in to a dozen pieces. Place in greased 13 by 9 inch or similar size pan, cover, and let rise for 30 minutes or until doubled in size. (This will keep in the refrigerator, covered, overnight. I recommend early preparation to break up the work.)
Bake in 375 degree preheated oven for about 18 to 20 minutes until golden brown.
Topping
3 ounces cream cheese
1 tablespoon butter
one cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
Note: This makes a generous amount of a very sweet topping.
Melt three ounces of cream cheese and one tablespoon butter in a microwaveable bowl. (Watch for spatters.) Add one cup powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and two tablespoons milk. Stir together until smooth, although a few small lumps are okay and even good! Spread over baked cinnamon rolls, and delight in the warmth of this home-baked comfort!
Until then … Caroline.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, what's the recipe?

El Jefe Maximo said...

If I lived in Austin, naturally, I'd read the Oak Hill Gazette for the articles...

You wouldn't be the first to be victimized by headline writers. I remember in my Daily Texan editorial columnist days, back in the 80's -- virtually pulling out my hair because some lackwit wrote a bone-head headline over my piece.

My all time favorite, from the same publication, was a cutline on a photo...some hotel fire in Japan - the headline read "Japanese Fire Drill." The person responsible was naturally called on the carpet, but it was a party joke for months afterwards.

P.S. So what IS the recipe ?

MDK said...

Well, what did you expect? "Please for to bake eat and share the delicious nonsensational and innocent pastry-like items as produced by our straightforward columnist's also non-seductive and innuendo-free recipe, as seen below this perfectly normal headline"

Hm. I may have a career in headline-writing. That's pretty catchy.

PPS: Your readers demand to see the recipe, you know.

Candidly Caroline said...

I'm about to go MIA for a couple of days, but if y'all are still interested then, I'll print it.

And it does NOT require rolling around in Crisco!! ;)

justcarl said...

*I* have the recipe - only because I have the edition it was printed in. But I'll let CC print it. Her buns are GOOD! :D

Yianni said...

I'm sure you're going to get a whole new group of readers now. Similar to QoS with the foot-fetish fools

Candidly Caroline said...

What, Queen of Buns?

Whew! I think we had better leave this topic fast! ;)

I'm back now - so let me know if you really want the recipe. I have to say my buns ARE excellent! :)

Anonymous said...

Yes, yes, we want it. Post it online if you can. Thanks!

estarz said...

OMG!!! 2 funny!