Day 15: Almost half way through the month! Flying by for me, how about you? Well, today I am giving up the secret family recipe! And as this is October, I am totally breaking all the rules because this recipe was ONLY ever made for Christmas when I was growing up. NEVER once did we eat these at any other time of the year! :-) Come break the rules with me today by baking… Butterhorns! (And just a heads up, this recipe takes all day to make as the dough needs to rise twice. So I usually start in the morning and come back to it throughout the day as I have time…)
2 packages of dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
3/4 cup milk, scalded
1/2 cup butter
2 tsp salt
4 1/2-4 3/4 cups flour
3 beaten eggs
Soften yeast in water. Combine scalded milk, butter, sugar and salt. Cool to lukewarm. Add 1 cup flour, the yeast and eggs. Beat well; stir in remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead lightly for five to eight minutes. Put in a greased bowl, turning once to coat. Cover and let rise until doubled.
Divide into fourths and roll into nine-inch circles. Brush with butter and cut into twelve wedges. Roll up from wide end to the point and place on a greased cookie sheet.
Brush top with butter, cover and let rise until doubled again. Then, bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Want them just hardly browned. When they are still barely warm, frost them with powdered sugar frosting.
Powdered Sugar Frosting: Mix 2 Tbsp of melted butter, 2 Tbsp milk and 3/4 cup powdered sugar. Add more powdered sugar until you reach desired consistency.
While writing this I just had to laugh at how many time I wrote the word “butter.” Yep, lots of butter in this one…maybe that’s why we only ever had them once a year! So worth it! Yummy!