Monday, August 11, 2014

Great Summer Reading and a planetary sticky bun recipe!

Our timer of Interphase happened on Dec. 21, 2012, and without any of the Interesting things that happen in Nina Osier's excellent book. It won't repeat itself for another 12,000 years. But if you have time for a good story...this is the one for you!

             by Nina M. Osier

Edek Fallon, born with a Shaman's seal on his wrist, lives an Astral Guard officer's life and never thinks about the chants his father taught him. Not until they start to come true ...

When the shadow-men shall conquer,

When ten billion suns shall blaze

With the brightness of destruction,

Comes the time of INTERPHASE

Not as Complicated as it Sounds 
INTERPHASE Cinnamon Bun Recipe


Use your favorite 2 loaf Yeast Bread Recipe, or even a box mix.
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup ground cinnamon, for sprinkling
  • 2 cups Brown sugar


Prepare the dough as directed and let rise once. 

  1. Remove half the dough from the mixing bowl.
  2. On a floured baking surface, roll the dough into a large rectangle, about 30 by 10 inches. The dough should be thin.
  1. Pour 3/4 cup to 1 cup of the melted butter over the surface of the dough. Use your fingers to spread the butter evenly. Generously sprinkle half of the ground cinnamon and 1 cup of the brown sugar over the butter. Don't be afraid to drizzle on more butter or more sugar! Gooey is the goal.
  2. Beginning at the edge farthest from you, roll the rectangle tightly towards you. Use both hands and work slowly, being careful to keep the roll tight. Don't worry if the filling oozes as you work; that just means the rolls are going to be divine. When you reach the end, pinch the seam together and shape into a long roll with your hands, makin sure it's in a straight line.
  3. Slip a cutting board underneath the roll and, with a sharp knife, make 1-inch slices. One "log" will produce 10 to 15  rolls.
  4. Spray disposable loaf pans with PAM. THEN Pour about. Just abuout enough to cover the bottom, but not so deep it will ride up when the rolls go into it. Anoout 1/3 cup of Karo Syrup  into each disposable loaf pans. (Each pan should hold 4  to 6 sliced rolls in a straight line, just like the planets at Interphase.)
  5. Repeat the rolling/sugar/butter process with the other half of the dough and more syrup and disposable pans.
Preheat the oven to 375. Cover all pans with a kitchen towel and set aside to rise on the countertop for at least 20 minutes before baking.

Remove the towel and bake at 355 degrees until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Do not allow the rolls to become overly brown. If the syrup gets too hot, it will get hard, not sticky.

While the lines of rolls bake, Line Cookie Sheets with Aluminum foil for serving dishes.

Remove the pans from the oven and turn Upside down onto the cookie sheets assembling them in long straight rows of five or six planets (er, buns) each.

You can decorate each row of planets with colored sprinkles on top of the sticky part. Green for Earth, Yellow for Mercury, Red for Mars, etc.

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