tasty tuesdays : mennonite butterhorns

So my hubby, Caleb, has been begging me to make these rolls for him for weeks on end, and having been stuck in final papers/exam mode, I haven't had a chance to make him these childhood treats until recently! Having never eaten these before, I was a little nervous about making them, but with the help of the fabulous online cookbook, Mennonite Girls Can Cook, these turned out wonderfully and I totally get why Cay has been craving these! 
This is a pretty time consuming recipe, but well worth the effort :) So here goes....

{ i n g r e d i e n t s }

1 tbsp yeast
1 tsp sugar
1/4 cup warm water
1 egg
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter

{ f i r s t . s e t . o f . i n s t r u c t i o n s }
1. Put your yeast & sugar in a small bowl, add the warm water and let it sit for 10 minutes.
2. Measure the flour, 2nd amount of sugar, and salt into a large bowl.
3. Cut your butter into small cubes. 
4. Warm your milk until the chill is off then add a slightly beaten egg into the milk.
5. Add your yeast, milk, and egg into your bowl with the dry ingredients.
6. Stir well until all blended together. It will be slightly batter-like, rather than like a kneadable dough.
8. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours!

{ s e c o n d . s e t . o f . i n s t r u c t i o n s } 

1. Sprinkle flour onto a counter and roll out your dough to 1/2 inch thick. The dough WILL be sticky! That's okay :) Use some extra flour if it's driving you crazy!
2. Cut into 3/4 inch strips.
3. Twist your strips and start rolling them up into rolls.
4. Put your rolls onto a greased pan.
5. Cover your pan with a tea towel and let the dough rise for about an hour or until doubled in size.
6. Then bake at 400 degrees for approximately 10 minutes, or until golden.
7. Crush 1/2 cup of fresh walnuts (I used my blender to make the pieces really fine!)
8. Make a vanilla icing using 1 cup icing sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla, and 1 tbsp of milk.
9. Ice your butterhorns then dip them into the crushed nuts.

Aaaaaand finally, you're done! Enjoy these Mennonite treats!

p.s.  ♥ clara


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