Thursday, May 26

Orange Butter Horns

Orange-Butterhorns

Orange Butter Horns

1 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 Tbls dry yeast
1/4 cup tepid water
2 eggs
1 cup sourdough starter
6-7 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 Tbls grated orange peel

Heat milk to almost a boil (do not bring to a full boil). Stir in 1/2 cup of sugar, salt, and melted butter. Let cool for 10 minutes. Sprinkle yeast over the water.

In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs. Stir in sourdough starter, yeast mixture and cooled milk mixture. Beat in 3 cups of flour until smooth. Add enough of the remaining flour to make a medium stiff dough. Cover with a cloth and allow to rise in a warm draft free spot until doubled in size (1 1/2-2 hours)

In a small bowl, blend softened butter, 1/2 cup of sugar and grated orange peel. Set aside.

Punch down the down and knead for 5 minutes. Divide in half and cover one portion. Roll each half in to a 18"x6" rectangle. Spread with half of the orange butter mixture leaving a 1" border along a long side. Roll up jelly roll fashion, pinching edges to seal. Cut in to 1 inch slices.

Place each slice cut side down in a greased muffin tin. Cover and allow to rise until doubled in size (1 1/2-2 hours). Bake 12-15 minutes until golden brown in a 375F preheated oven.

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I made these last Sunday and we have been enjoying them all week. They are a nice addition to breakfast and a special treat with afternoon tea.

Now to come up with this week's recipe! Anyone have a favorite recipe using sourdough starter you want to share?

1 comment:

Jamie said...

No favorite here...but that picture has me salavating...lol
I think I actually might have to start a starter of my own.