We got the first snow of the holiday season today. At 6 am, walking out to my car, it looked pretty, it was the white fluffy snow. The thought that it looked pretty quickly passed as I realized, “Man I got clean off the car.” soon replaced that thought. As I started driving other thoughts came to mind as I was on the highway, yelling at drivers who are scared to drive. Please if you’re scared to drive in snow, stay home, take a bus, or carpool. Your panic is what causes most accidents in snow. Just drive, it will be ok, and please do not brake every 5 minutes, just drive. But for that brief moment it did look pretty and the thought, wow it starting to feel like Christmas, did go through my head.
The holiday feeling I had this morning actually gives me a happiness inside me. It is making me realize 2014 is right around the corner. I can already feel that 2014 is going to be a better year. I have already started making some positive changes. One is as, silly as it sounds, I gave myself a sultry makeover. So many kept telling me to dye my hair dark after seeing me as Elizabeth Taylor for Halloween. So I did:
I know in some families they got a tradition of opening presents then enjoying sticky buns and hot cocoa afterward. That is a lovely tradition I think for Christmas. I had got a carton of Egg Nog for making fudge, but I was wondering if I could use it for other goodies. The sticky bum thought was in my head when I got inspiration of what if I use egg nog in the sticky bun recipe. A little tinkering with it and I got a great morning treat that would do nicely on Christmas morning.
Egg nog meets a sticky bun, a sweet recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen
- 3 1/3 cups flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh yeast
- 1/3 cup melted unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup egg nog
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- Place all the ingredients for the dough in your bread maker, use the dough cycle. I come to find this just puffs the dough just right when I make bread items with yeast.
- When the dough cycle is complete, take the dough out and roll it into a nice thin rectangle. You want to roll it to about 1/4 of an inch. Once it is rolled out, take 2 tablespoons of egg nog and spread it over the dough. This going to help the filling stick.
- Mix the ingredients for the filling, spread it onto the egg nog glazed dough.
- Roll the dough up into a log once you have the filling spread on the dough.
- Slice the dough into the rolls and let them raise in a warm spot for 20 minutes. Once they done that, glaze the tops with egg nog, and bake them in a warm oven at 350F for 20 minutes.
- Take them out of the oven, can sprinkle with a little sugar if you like, let them cool and ENJOY!