And Leonardo DiCaprio.
Because just as I was getting ready to assemble the animals in pairs.......the rain finally stopped. Actually, it was 2 am and it slowed, then the temperature dropped about 15 degrees and it changed over to snow.
Now, before I tell you the long version of this recipe, I have to tell you that this bread can be just as easily made with a couple of tubes of refrigerated Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. But since I was still feeling the "high" of working off my narrow escape from going down with the Titanic, I was feeling a little more adventurous than usual. Hence the long way 'round......
This recipe was adapted from Lara Brody's fabulous cookbook, Chocolate American Style. It's a fairly easy recipe to follow with a mouth-watering result. You'll see.
4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
3 extra large eggs
20-30 Hershey's Kisses
Cinnamon Sugar for rolling
1 stick butter melted and cooled slightly for dipping
three extra large eggs,
This measuring cup belonged to my mother. Although it's very worn and cracked, I love it. It makes for the coldest drink of water ever!
After about four hours, I took the refrigerated dough and split it into four sections. Then I floured an area of the counter and rolled out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick.
...and because I'm a rebel, I unwrapped a few Dark Chocolate Kisses too.
I used a two-inch round cookie cutter and placed a Kiss in the center of each one. Then pinch the sides together, making sure the chocolate Kiss is completely sealed inside.