We haven't posted in a long time, as we have pretty much blogged about the whole cookbook now (I think there are a couple outstanding recipes still...), so we decided to blog about new recipes on our main page. Here is one that didn't make it to the cookbook, but it is an old Johnson family tradition from David's Swedish Aunt Judie. Buellas are basically soft sweet rolls with an almond glaze. These are baked at all family holidays and get-togethers. They are served for breakfast, dessert, afternoon tea, or evening coffee--pretty much anytime!
1 can evaporated milk
1 cup water
1 stick butter
2 packages instant yeast
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
8 cups all-purpose flour
4 Tablespoons softened butter
Glaze: powdered sugar, milk, almond extract
1. Heat milk, water and butter in a saucepan till very warm. Beat the eggs in a large bowl by hand, or in a standing mixer. Add warm milk mixture and beat to combine.
2. Add yeast, sugar, salt, and 2 cups of the flour. Beat well.
3. Mix in enough of the remaining flour till a soft dough is formed. Knead by hand or machine briefly. (This dough does not require a lot of kneading.) Place dough in a large, greased bowl, cover, and allow to rise till double, about 45 minutes to an hour.
5. Fold dough toward the center into thirds--like this:
7. Bake buellas one pan at a time at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minuets. They should be just barely touched with a bit of golden on top and bottom--do not get them very brown--they are much more delicious when only very lightly browned! Sorry that I do not have a picture of a baked buella to show you--they were eaten to fast I suppose!
8. Just before serving,(either from the oven, or heated up the next day, or frozen, thawed and heated) give the rolls a light glaze of powdered sugar mixed with milk and a small amount of almond extract. I am sorry, that I don't have an exact recipe for the glaze--just mix in enough milk or powdered sugar till the consistency is right for drizzling, and then add a bit of almond flavoring.( Go lightly with the almond extract, as it is a strong flavoring.) These are so very good. Merry Christmas! You must make these for the holidays! ~Janice
Our Cookbook Blog
Our Cookbook ~ What We Cook, is a compilation of every recipe we (Janice and Carissa) cook - recipes from our cookbook collections, our recipe boxes, and our heads! We set up this blog for friends and family who have our cookbook to let them see pictures we post of the recipes in the book, and also for us to note any corrections, revisions, or additions to What We Cook. We encourage people who are cooking our recipes to let us know how the recipes turn out and any suggestions they might want to make.
In addition, we will be sharing some of our new recipes (along with pictures) that are not in our cookbook. We hope you will help us out and test recipes and give us your comments.