Sunday, December 23, 2012

Silent Night Quilt

I made this Silent Night Quilt several years ago with my teacher quilting group, the Persian Pickles.  The pattern comes from Thimbleberries.  This throw is quick and fun to make.  I love the pattern of stars and evergreens scattered among the plain blocks.  It fits my country mountain home perfectly!

I serve these Sweet Petals on Christmas morning with scrambled eggs, link sausage, and oranges (from the stockings). 

Sweet Petals
1 package yeast
1/4 cup warm water
3/4 cup warm milk
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
2-1/2 to 3 cups flour

1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 cup chopped nuts

1.  Add warm water to yeast.  Stir and let the yeast soften.
2.  Combine warm milk, 3 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons sugar, and salt.  Stir to melt butter.  Cool to lukewarm.  Stir in yeast-water mixture.
3.  Gradually add flour to form a stiff dough.  Knead on a floured surface until smooth and satiny.
4.  Place in a greased bowl.  Cover and let rise in a warm place about 1 hour.
5.  Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray with Pam.  (The cookie sheet should have sides.).
6.  Melt the butter and place in a small bowl.  Combine the 3/4 cup sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nuts in another small bowl.
7.  Pinch off a small piece of dough.  Dip in melted butter, then in cinnamon mixture.  Place round dough ball in the center of the cookie sheet.

8.  Continue with remaining dough, going around and around the center piece with strips of dough to make a flat pull-apart sweet bread. 

9.  Cover.  Let rise in warm place about 45-60 minutes.

10.  Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown.  Let cool.
11.  Drizzle with a glaze of powdered sugar mixed with a little milk.  Decorate with red hots. 
Serve by placing in the center of the table.  Each person pulls off as many pieces as they want.   

I'm in the kitchen helping Grandma.

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  1. Sometimes "simple" is quite elegant.

  2. Beautiful quilt and your Sweet Petals look yummy! Thanks for sharing.
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  3. The Sweet Petals look delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    1. Thank you, KatieQ! Making Sweet Petals every Christmas is a fun family tradition. With the red hots, I imagine it would work for Valentine's Day as well!


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