Friday, 13 April 2012

"L" is for Labrador , Lassy Buns and Licorice Tea

These are just three L words that I want to share.

Labrador is the other half of Newfoundland & Labrador.  What a magnificent place!!  It is called "The Big Land". Please take a minute visit this link or Google images of Labrador.  If you Google for images, type in Labrador, NL

We had a Labrador retriever once.  Her name was Velvet--what a dog!!  Here's picture of a retriever--they love the water!

On my long weekend, I made "Lassy Buns".  I took a few pictures to post with recipe!

 "Lassy" Molasses Buns

1             cup fancy molasses
1             cup melted butter
3/4         cup milk
4 1/2       cups flour
1              cup sugar
2              tsp cinnamon
2              tsp cloves
2              tsp baking soda
1              egg

Add melted butter to molasses and stir, then add milk & egg 
and blend well.
Combine with all dry ingredients and mix well.  Should have 
a soft,  pliable dough--add a little milk if too dry.
Roll out on a floured surface to about 1/2 inch thickness. 
Cut into desired shapes and place on a greased cookie sheet.   
Bake in a 350* oven for 18-20 minutes.  

Watch carefully as the molasses can burn very quickly.

This is a traditional baked item in the homes of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Make sure the molasses you buy if "fancy" - it's the sweet table molasses, the other one is very bitter.

Last, but certainly not favorite tea......Egyptian Licorice

What's your favorite tea---or are you a coffee person??