Don't you just love this time of year? It's my very favorite. Our family likes to take a day during this time and go where the snow is. We had our snow day yesterday and we had so much fun enjoying the snow up north in Arizona. It was a cold, windy, snowy and absolutely beautiful day. We took loads of pictures and our group selfie. It took several tries to get the perfect one. Let's just say it's not easy taking a timed picture when the wind keeps trying to blow the tripod over.
3 seconds was not enough
My pretty girl, Miss Bella. This was her first time in the snow. She had so much fun romping in the snow that she lost a bootie. She is very photogenic, don't you think?
The day before we went on our epic snow day I spent making Snowflakes. Ok, they are really rosettes, but I thought we'd call them snowflakes just for fun and because they are covered in powdered sugar which is snowy white. My mom used to make rosettes at this time of year and I had fun making them and remembering her. They are super simple to make and they are melt in your mouth good.
1 cup of all purpose flour
1 cup whole milk
2 Tbls sugar
2 tsp vanilla
Mix all ingredients together. Cover and let them rest in the refrigerator for two hours. This allows for the rosettes to cook up nice and crispy and melt in your mouth good. A few things to remember when making rosettes. The oil should be really hot. somewhere round 350-360 degrees. The iron should be hot too, otherwise the rosette batter won't stick to the iron. I generally leave it in the pot while the oil is heating and between each rosette I am frying up.
When the oil is ready dip your hot iron into the batter, being careful not to go over the top edges so that the rosette will fall off the iron and into the oil when it is done.
Cook in the oil until it falls off the iron.
Place them on cooling racks until cool and then dust with
Somehow they were disappearing faster than I
could package them up!
I did manage to package some for gifting. And here's a tip: don't through away those empty greeting card boxes. They make the perfect gift box for baked goodies or small gifts.
Mom's Rosette iron
From My Kitchen To Yours
Have A very Merry Christmas Y'all