Thursday, June 11, 2015

Orange Kisses!

Last week, we took some time off to "exhale"......I'm sure most of you know what I'm talking about! Life goes at a million miles an get one thing done and there are 15 things behind it, waiting for attention. I kept telling myself, "I'll rest when....", but "when..." never came. My hubby finally made "when" come and, in the spur of the moment, arranged for us to head to the beach for six days. With a couple of small suitcases in hand, along with his phone (but not mine, so I was fairly "unplugged"), off we went. The first day brought electronic withdrawal, but after my tremors ceased, I was finally able to relax. I spent most of the week with my Kindle in hand, laying under a palm tree in the ocean breeze (ahh, I wasn't totally unplugged...). Lovely!! Then last Friday, we returned to reality and all its clamoring. Though we're not sure we're ready for the return, we are grateful for the time we had to relax and "exhale"!

This recipe is a little a taste of the tropics! Fruity, easy and wonderful, you may be able to convince yourself you're in an island paradise when you take a bite.....ENJOY!!!

Orange Kisses
1 and 1 /4 Cup Water
1 Tbsp./ 1 packet Red Star Platinum yeast
3 Cups All-Purpose unbleached flour
2 Tbsp. Dried Milk
3 Tbsp. Sugar
1 Tbsp. Orange peel (I used fresh- you may use dried)
1 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. Butter
For Topping:
1/2 Cup butter, melted
Combine in a separate bowl:
3 Tbsp. fresh grated orange rind
¾ Cup Sugar
Dissolve yeast in water. Let rest. Add remaining ingredients and EZ DOH-it (or knead in another fashion). Let rise till doubled. Punch down and divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Grease one 9” cake pan (I used 2 -6” pans- Feel free to experiment!). Dip each dough ball in melted butter, then roll in orange sugar mix. Place in prepared pans and let rise till doubled. Preheat oven to 375. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden.




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