Cooking For Tuesdays

Just a little of what I like to cook.

TWD pecan sticky buns

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yes, i’m a week late posting this. my life took a turn i never expected. i am dedicating this post to my mom, deborah kay perry, november 14, 1957 to may 12, 2012. i love you very much, and i miss you even more than i ever thought i could miss anyone.

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when i made the hungarian shortbread, i snuck some to her, and she was looking forward to this recipe. unfortunately, she passed the day i was going to start it.

my yeast would not work. i started this recipe 3 times and no rise from it. at all. so, after buying new yeast, it finally rose. i wish i had pictures of it! lol, it was pretty funny.

i went to my husband’s aunt’s house. she has a nice kitchen aid mixer, thankfully. otherwise, i would not have been able to do this recipe.

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this was by far the hardest recipe i think i have ever done. not because it was difficult, nor because my first 3 attempts did not rise, but because i hurt. my mom, the person i called about every day with some of the most inane things to talk about, rants, kids, whatever, was gone. suddenly. so, between trips to the funeral home and her house and family, i pushed myself to make these buns!

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she would have made me make them anyway.

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i was a little disappointed in them. they seemed a little bland to me, not as sweet as a cinnamon roll, which i expected them to taste like, i guess. the dough was great, flaky and layered, but was lacking something. or it may just have been me.

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i gave 6 of the rolls to my grandma. they’re gone already! lol, she liked them,but then again, she likes anything baked.

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TWD Hungarian Shortbread

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so another recipe is due and what did i do? forget what week it was! lol, here it is the 1st, though, and i got this done just in time.

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a pound of butter went into this. rich shortbread, and yummy. i didn’t have the right pan, so i tried 2 loaf pans.

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frozen dough. 🙂

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i tried to grate with my processor. it didn’t work at all 😦 now i need a new one!

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so, grating the old fashioned way. well, i grated the first one and my hubby grated the second. it looks pretty. i used a sugar free strawberry jam.

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first one on the plate. it fell apart.

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i let the second cook longer.

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and i let it cool in the loaf pan.

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so, ignoring the way they look, they sure do taste good! 🙂

maybe this next week will go smoother than my last 2 have.

this recipe was hosted by:

Lynette of http://1smallkitchen.blogspot.com/

and

Cher of http://crazyworldofcher.blogspot.com/

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