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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Olive Oil Desserts~Cookbook Review & Giveaway!

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Do you ever wish you had some recipes that were healthier and heart friendly? Well, search no more because Micki Sannar has come up with a wonderful collection of desserts and none of them use butter. These recipes were designed specifically for baking with olive oil. Micki has eliminated the butter and hydrogenated oils found in common dessert recipes.

This cookbook is full of wonderful recipes for cookies, breads, muffins desserts and more. There are more than 60 wonderful recipes!

Here is one that I tried~DSC_0168

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These were absolutely yummy! They were pretty easy to make, even though mine didn’t turn out quite as pretty as Micki’s.

Cinnamon Twisties

1/3 cup Olive Oil

1 1/2 cups warm water

1 tablespoon yeast

4 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 egg

Cinnamon Sugar

1/2~3/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon cinnamon

Easy Glaze

2 cups powdered sugar

1/3 cup evaporated milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 pinch of salt

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Pour olive oil onto a large jelly roll pan and spread evenly to coat the entire pan. Set aside.

Proof yeast by mixing 1/2 cup of the warm water with a tablespoon of sugar and yeast. Let stand 5 minutes.

combine remaining water with flour, salt,, sugar, vanilla and egg.

Add yeast/water mixture to flour mixture and knead by mixer or by hand. When dough is smooth and elastic, roll out onto a well floured surface. Shape into a large rectangle (just smaller than a jelly roll pan).

Using a pizza cutter, cut in half lengthwise, then slice widthwise by 1~1 1/2 inch strips. Twist strips and place side by side in a prepared pan, leaving about 1/4~1/2 inch between strips. Bottom of twisties will be coated with olive oil. Flip the twisties over. Evenly sprinkle each twist with about a teaspoon of cinnamon sugar (some of the cinnamon/sugar will fall into pan, that’s okay).

Cover with plastic and let rise until double in size (40~60 minutes).

Bake for 10~12 minutes or until tops are golden brown. While still hot, drizzle with glaze mixture.

Glaze Preparation

In small bowl, add powdered sugar, evaporated milk, vanilla and salt. Blend until completely mixed.

I love all the pictures in this cookbook, every recipe has a picture and they all make you want to try them. I plan on using this cookbook a lot!

You can purchase Olive Oil Desserts at Amazon and QVC.

Be sure and check out Micki’s blog and her website too!

Micki is giving one lucky Songberries follower the  a copy of Olive Oil Desserts! To enter just tell me what you love to bake, don’t forget you must be a public follower of my blog!

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5)Update your Facebook status with the giveaway~3 entries~leave 3 comments

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9)Grab my button(leave me a link to your blog&tell me where to find it)~5 entries~leave 5 comments

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11)Sign up for any of my other giveaways(top right side of my blog)~2 entries each~leave 2 comments

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I want to thank Micki for sponsoring this giveaway. This giveaway is open to US Residents only and will close April 6, 2011 at 12am.

~I received a product sample in order to write my review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed are mine.

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