Butter Horns

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I was in a baking mood and I was bored since my hubby is out of town so I got a little creative to make him a little surprise for when he gets home tomorrow.

Here is the recipe:

4-5 Cups of Flour

2 1/2 teaspoon of yeast (1 pack)

1 egg

1 1/4 Cup of Milk

1/3 Cup of Butter (+ a little for melting)

1 teaspoon of salt

1/2 Cup of Sugar

I used my mixer with a bread hook but you can make the dough in a bread machine if you like.

Place half of the flour in the mixer along with the yeast.

Place everything else, except the rest of the flour, into a sauce pan and heat until just warm enough to melt the butter ( do not add the mix if it is hotter than ~130*F, you will kill your yeasts).

Pour liquid mixture into the flour and begin the kneading.  Add remaining flour as needed to create a nice ball that is not all sticking to the side of the bowl.  Let the dough knead for ~3 minutes.

Then just let your dough rise. I am impatient so I put mine in a 170*F oven that I had pre-heated and turned off.  I boiled some water and placed it in a pan then put the whole mixing bowl into the hot water and warm oven.  This worked really well except that I had the bright idea to put a damp paper towel on the top to keep the dough from getting hard. I do not suggest trying that. It was a pretty epic fail.

Let this rise until the dough as more than doubled in size.  Dump the risen dough onto a floured surface. I used my counter with some parchment so I didn’t have a huge mess. Roll your dough out into a pretty big circle.  You want your dough to be about a half an inch thick when you are done.  You are then going to cut this up like a pizza.

Take each pizza shaped slice and loosely (very loosely, do not make this tight) roll them up into little cresent shaped rolls. Bake in a 350*F oven until golden brown.

When these guys are hot out of the oven you will want to slather them with butter on the top.  I just took the whole stick and kind of colored the top with butter. I used less than a teaspoon but that was the simplest way for me. I am sure there are health codes that tell you not to do this but it sure tastes good anyway.

Enjoy. Please put your pictures in the comments 🙂