Homemade Crescent Rolls
I grew up eating these Homemade Crescent Rolls every year on the Holidays. My mom would make them for our Christmas eve party. I remember going to bed excited for all the Christmas festivities to begin while the smell of yeast lingered in the air. Oh how they left such a lovely scent. Even now, to this day, when I smell them baking it takes me back to my childhood slopping every last bit of my mash potatoes and gravy up with one of these delicious homemade crescent rolls.
Forming the Crescents:
I am going to show you how to shape these Homemade Crescent Rolls. I tend to be more of a visual person myself, sometimes it is just easier to see whats going on no matter how clear the directions are.
Step One: Once the dough is formed and has rose to double its size, cut the dough in half. Use your hands to form each half into a circle then use your rolling pin to continue forming the circle. You should have to circles of dough that looks like this:
Step Two: Next use a pizza cutter to make 8 wedges. You will end up with 16 wedges all together, 8 on each circle of dough. It should look like this:
Step Three: To form the crescents you want to start with the fat side and gently roll towards the thin side. Once you have rolled all your crescents place them on a slightly greased air bake pan (they work the best so the bottoms don’t burn) and give them a little bend. Cover and allow to rise for 15 minutes. They should look like this:
DIY OWL ~ Made From Empty Toilet Paper Rolls
My DIY Owl ~ made from empty toilet paper rolls is the perfect craft to make this fall! It’s fun and very inexpensive to make. Not to mention they are adorable. I’m kinda on a roll ( pun intended) with my fall decor this year. 😉 Below is a list of supplies along with the how to to make these adorable little owls. If you make these or any other burlap kitchen DIY’s or recipes I would love to hear from you!
What you Need:
- Empty Toilet Paper Rolls
- Acrylic Paint
- buttons ( for the eyes)
- Pieces of cinnamon sticks (for the nose)
- Raffia ( for the bow)
- Gold Glitter (optional, but cute!)
- Hot glue gun & glue Sticks
The how to:
Fold the top of the toilet paper rolls in so you have two points ( the ears). Paint the top half (the ears) of the toilet paper roll brown. While the paint is still wet sprinkle with glitter if you wish.
Carefully put a strip of hot glue around the bottom of the owl and wrap the twine around the bottom. Keep wrapping the twine gluing every 5-6 wraps.
Next, assemble the face. To do this I used 2 different types of buttons for the eyes. I cut up a piece of cinnamon stick and hot glued it to the owl for it’s nose. I then tied a piece of raffia into a bow and hot glued it onto one of the ears. I am just now seeing the big glob of glue under the bow.. I will try to carefully peel that off later! I’m hoping it doesn’t peel the paint off! wish me luck!
Pumpkin Pie Frappe
Pumpkin season starts next month and I am Kicking it off with my Pumpkin Pie Frappe. My sister and I are pumpkin fanatics. We patiently wait all summer long for pumpkin season to come rolling in and when it does we are usually the first ones in line for some sort of pumpkin treat. Usually we start our long awaited pumpkin season out with a pumpkin coffee and a pumpkin muffin from Dunkin Donuts. I’m actually drooling now as I am typing this. I think they will start serving all their pumpkin treats the first week of September. I can’t wait!
Sugar spice and everything nice is the name of the game with this recipe. Pumpkin and vanilla ice cream add sweetness and a pinch of cloves for the spice. It tastes just like my moms homemade pumpkin pie. It is basically fall in a cup and the perfect treat for September when you have fall fever but it is still hot outside. I made these Pumpkin Pie Frappes a few weeks ago for my family and received rave reviews. My sister and I slurped this fall treat down like there was no tomorrow. I actually drank one before I went to their house.. and the day before. Hey! Quality control, right? =P I am blessed to have such an amazing family that is always willing to test all my crazy recipe inventions, both the good and the bad. They give me lots of constructive criticism which I have always been grateful for. They are my biggest fans and I can always count on them for support.
If you try my Pumpkin Pie Frappes or any other recipes you see on BurlapKitchen.com I would love to hear back from you! You can leave a comment right here on this post or contact me via any of the following social media channels – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram. And, as always, thanks for stopping by! =)
Barn Board Flower Door Hanger
What you will need:
- Pieces of fabric ( I like homespun material.)
- pieces of burlap
- Fake flowers of your choice ( you can switch these out with the seasons)
- Spanish Moss
- Decoration for the burlap, I used a rusty star. (optional)
- wire ( I use rebar wire for my crafts. You can but this at lowes and if I remember correctly it costs less than $5)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Drill ( to drill holes to hang)
The How To:
Cut a piece of fabric to fit around the the plank. Lay the fabric over the board making sure the board is in the center. Hold fabric in place and flip the board over.
Step 2: Fold the bottom fabric up and staple. Next fold the fabric on both sides and staple. When you staple you want to make sure the fabric is tight.
Step 3: Cut a piece of burlap double the width you want it. Center the burlap over the board and allow it to slightly overlap the (black & white checked) material. Fold the burlap down to make a crease, unfold the burlap and put a staple on the crease as close to the edge of the board as possible. Put another staple at the bottom of the burlap. Do the same on the other side.
Step 4: Then pull the burlap around to the back and staple. Make sure it is tight.
Step 5: Now you should have a pocket. Put an arrangement of flowers of your choice in the pocket. Tuck in some brown Spanish moss. I then drilled two holes in the top corner so I could hang it. I twisted the ends of my wire around a pencil to give it a cool swirly look. You can leave the burlap plain or you can dress it up. I chose to dress it up with a rusty star.
August 15, 2016 By burlapkitchen
Banana Whoopie Pie Cake
While grocery shopping this past week I discovered that bananas were on sale for .19 cents a pound. I knew this would be a great time to stock up for recipe testing, so I did. Do you remember that delicious chocolate whoopie pie cake I posted a while back? Well, I thought, how good would a banana whoopie pie cake be? So I rearranged a few ingredients, and to my surprise, the recipe turned out perfectly on the very first try. That doesn’t happen often,but when it does I celebrate!
This banana whoopie pie cake is everything that it should be. The cake is moist and banana-ie (I know that’s not a word but it should be!). And the filling is sweet with a hint of vanilla. These cakes are so easy to make, the hardest part is flipping the one cake on top of the other. You wanna know what the secret is to getting one cake evenly on top of the other? A cake prayer. Mine goes a little something like this: Please, Lord! Please let this turn out! Please! Works every time.
If you make my Banana Whoopie Pie cake I would love to hear how it turned out for you! =)
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