Life, as usual, is busy. I’m learning a lot in my EMT course, which gives me peace of mind. In a previous post, I mentioned that I had signed up for a 12 week EMT training class, and I’m also looking into CERT training, which is available in a lot of jurisdictions. CERT responders are citizens who go through special training to assist in the case of a major disaster. After 9/11, and after seeing what happens when a natural disaster strikes (the 2004 tsunami, Katrina, Haiti, Chile), I decided to do something about a fact of life: bad things happen to good people in places they thought were safe.
Needless to say, the 14-hour per week time commitment, plus LIFE, have interfered with a lot of the baking and cooking that I like to do. I did, however, manage to bake these Rustic Walnut Horns from one of my favorite cookbooks, Great Coffee Cakes, Sticky Buns, Muffins & More: 200 Anytime Treats and Special Sweets for Morning to Midnight. These pastries call for a versatile dough that you can whip up and freeze, to be pulled out the night before you want something freshly baked for breakfast.
After you make the dough and let it rise overnight, divide it in half, freeze one half, and use the remaining half for these horns.
The recipe for the dough is below, and I’ll post the rest of my adapted recipe by tomorrow, ’cause I forgot where I left my cookbook. May be in the car because, you see, sometimes I cart cookbooks with me to my EMT class. Just because. To see what others have made in their kitchens this week, be sure to check out Susan’s weekly YeastSpotting!