Two minutes of fame

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Denise is not one to toot her own horn, so I will do it for her. Denise, entered the Fleishmann's yeast bake for the cure contest at the State Fair. She took third place with her Carmel Bow Knots. The next day she received a call from a representative from Fleishmann's yeast who asked if she would appear on the Channel 9 news in Eugene and demonstrate her product. Denise agreed and did a great job. Here is the video since most of us do not get the Channel 9 news. It was very interesting to see the behind the scenes of how the news is produced. Denise did a fantastic job with no practice. Denise we are so proud of you. --SG

Oregon State Fair's Fleischmann's Yeast "Bake for the Cure" 3rd place winner, Denise Gatherum's recipe.

Caramel Bow Knots:

2 cups warm water (110-115 degrees)
2/3 cup nonfat dry milk (instant)
2 TBS Fleischmann's dry yeast
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup butter
1 egg
5-5 1/2 cups flour, all purpose (bread flour can be used if you have it on hand)

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
4 TBS butter
1 1/2 tsp. water
3/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1/2 cup sugar
1 TBS ground cinnamon

In the large bowl of an electric mixer, combine the water and the milk powder and stir so the milk dissolves. Add the yeast to this mixture then the sugar, salt, butter, egg and 2 cups of the flour. Mix on low speed of mixer until ingredients are wet, then turn to medium speed and mix for 2 minutes. Stop the mixer and add 2 more cups of flour then mix on low speed until the ingredients are wet, then turn mixer on medium speed and mix for 2 minutes. The dough will be getting stiff and you may need to remove the bowl from the mixer and mix in the remaining flour by hand. Add approximately 1/2 cup of flour and mix again. (This can be done by hand or mixer). The dough should be soft, not overly sticky, and not stiff. (It is not necessary to use the entire amount of flour). Scrape the dough off the sides of the bowl and pour approximately on tablespoon of vegetable oil all around the sides of the bowl. Turn the dough over in the bowl so it is covered with the oil. (This helps prevent the dough from drying out.) Cover with plastic and allow to rise in a warm place until double in size.

Mix brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, and water in medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat until butter is melted; simmer 3 to 4 minutes until if looks like syrup. Spread on bottom of 9 x 13 inch pan. Sprinkle chopped nuts on syrup mixture.

Combine ½ cup sugar and cinnamon together in shallow dish. Pinch off pieces of dough and roll between hands forming a 6 inch rope. Tie down in a knot and dip in sugar mixture and place in pan on top of syrup. Continue until pan is full. Let rise in warm place until double in size (about 40 min.)

Bake in a 350-degree oven for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven immediately and turn over onto wax paper to let syrup drip down through the bow knots. Makes 12 medium rolls.


Sconierson September 8, 2009 at 5:11 PM  

Go Denise! Watch out Martha Stewart here you come!

Rory Baxter September 8, 2009 at 6:18 PM  

WOW! How exciting for you! You did a wonderful job showing how to make your yummy treats. I cant wait to give them a try too!

Your family is so amazing! Your girls are going to master cooks and bakers with both you and Shaun as their teachers!

A great big CONGRATS!!!!

Amanda Davis September 9, 2009 at 6:39 PM  

THey were soooo yummy! Thanks for sharring!!! SO now the big bucks come rolling in!

Jef September 10, 2009 at 2:53 PM  

Awesome Denise, You're the next Emeril...

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